Thursday 20 May 2010

New leader for LWCR league!

After Sunday's Hillingdon GP, the new leader in the LWCR league is Maryka Sennema of Kingston Wheelers (pictured here in action).

The race at Hillingdon, the fifth in our calendar, was a resounding success with over two dozen women from the league taking part in a field of 70 or so. A nasty crash in the early laps saw the race stopped while the paramedics looked after a few riders (get well soon Cassie, Claire, and Astrid!)

After a brief break, it was restarted and shortened by several laps to make the time cut-off, and the bunch pretty much stayed together for the rest of the race. A few spirited attacks went off the front, but nothing was allowed to get far away and it came down to a bunch sprint at the finish. The overall race was won by elite rider Dani King, while World Junior Champion track sprinter Becky James took second. Top league rider in the race was Janet Birkmyre of Orbea-For Goodness Shakes.  A special mention goes to Welwyn Wheelers' Laura Trott, the highest place league rider who isn't also a World Champion!

The rankings are now updated. British Cycling has put photos and a race report up, and more photos of the race are on Flickr courtesy of Jim Ley.

1 Danielle King Horizon Fitness
2 Becky James Motorpoint
3 Janet Birkmyre Orbea-For Goodness Shakes
4 Hannah Barnes Motorpoint/Marshalls Pasta/Candi TV
5 Jessica Booth Halesowen A&CC
6 Marianne Britten Max Gear RT
7 Lucy Garner Leicstershire RC
8 Harriet Owen Bicester Millennium CC
9 Hannah Manley Cardiff Jif
10 Hannah Walker GS Surosa
11 Amy Roberts Cardiff Ajax
12 Joanna Rowsell BC Private Member
13 Alex Greenfield Horizon Fitness
14 Ruby Miller Forza Cycles
15 Bernadette Hards Maxgear RT
16 Kara Chesworth Dysynni CC
17 Emily Barnes Palmer Park Velo
18 Emma Grant A W Cycles
19 Jackie Garner Maxgear RT
20 Sarah King Langdale Lightweights RT
21 Corrine Hall Tm Corridori
22 Lauren Creamer Wolverhampton Wh
23 Louise Mahe Tm Mule Bar Girls
24 Lowri Bunn Abergavenny RC
25 Melissa Bury Sportcity Velo
26 Laura Trott Welwyn Wh
27 Hannah Shenton Paul Milnes RT
28 Natalie Hill Hillingdon Slipstreamers
29 Hannah Rich Horizon Fitness
30 Rebecca Curley Rapha Condor
31 Hannah Bowers Tm Mule Bar Girls
32 Cheryl Owens GS Metro
33 Maryka Sennema Kingston Wheelers/Sigma Sport
34 Michelle Dillon Tm Dillon
35 Clara Horne Halesowen A&CC
36 Nicola Juniper Ciclos Uno
37 Jaine Paine Willesden CC
38 Jodie Stimpson Tm Dillon
39 Rachel Przybylski Rapha Condor
40 Natalie Cresswick Twickenham CC
41 Natasha Perry Rapha Condor
42 Leona Kadir Sigma Sport RT
43 Lise Soerensen Kingston Wheelers
44 Caroline Harding Finchley RT
45 Emily Bagnall Kingston Wheelers/Sigma Sport
46 Sabine Homrighausen Kingston Wheelers/Sigma Sport
47 Emma Patterson London Dynamo/Prologue/For Goodness Shakes
48 Jeanelle Caldicott Max Gear RT
49 Joanna Le Cocq VS Jersey/i-consult/Top Personal
50 Ceri Dipple BC Private Member
51 Nikki Wheeler Team Wiggle
52 Alice Barnes Palmer Park Velo
53 Monica Da Polenza A W Cycles
54 Eleanor Jones Halesowen A&CC
55 Vicki Filsell Pearson Cycles RT
56 Astrid Wingler London Phoenix
57 Rebecca Lodge London Dynamo/Prologue/For Goodness Shakes
58 Jessica Mitchell London Dynamo/Prologue/For Goodness Shakes
59 Donna La Blancq VS Jersey/i-consult/Top Personal
DNF Lydia Boylan London Dynamo/Prologue/For Goodness Shakes
DNF Susan Wood Maldon & Dist.CC
DNF Nicola Meadows AW Cycles
DNF Cassie Gledhill Orbea-For Goodness Shakes
DNF Claire Beaumont Rapha Condor
DNF Dorchie Cockerell Twickenham CC/Evans Cycles
DNF Alexandra Marzec London Phoenix