Round 3 saw the league's first of two Crystal Palace races of the year. A field of 22 (unfortunately a few women were turned away as the overall circuit limit of 100 riders was reached) took part in a spirited race that broke apart within the first few laps and saw several hotly contested sprints for placings at the end. Non-league member Corrine Hall won the overall race, with Charlotte Easton of Look Mum No Hands RT! taking first in the league placing.
Corrine Hall leads the front group.
Anna Grundy (Look Mum No Hands! RT) retains her hold on the overall league leadership, while Emily Bagnall (Kingston Wheelers) moves into second place a mere 11 points behind. Look Mum No Hands RT! has a seemingly insurmountable lead on the club rankings now with 467 points, more than twice that of the next closest contender, Pearson CC with 177 points.
League Leader Anna Grundy
Bean About Town rider of the day was Alexie Shaw of Dulwich Paragon, riding her first race ever. Lanterne Rouge was won by Laura Williams of Pearson CC. Both women were rewarded a bag of coffee beans from our sponsor.
The second bunch
1 65 Corrine Hall Corridori 1
2 76 Estelle Rogers Rollapaluza 2
3 71 Emily Barnes Rapha Condor YA
4 75 Charlotte Easton Look Mum No Hands RT! 1*
5 81 Delia Beddis Dulwich Paragon 3*
6 72 Lydia Boylan Look Mum No Hands RT! 2*
7 68 Emily Bagnall Kingston Wheelers 2*
8 62 Collyn Ahart London Dynamo Prologue 4*
9 80 Dyanne Holland Inverse/Cyclaim RT 3*
10 70 Kimberley English Welwyn Wheelers YA*
11 63 Nicole Oh Pearson CC 4*
12 79 Astrid Wingler London Phoenix 2*
13 84 Lisa Gunn Kingston Wheelers 4*
14 73 Anna Grundy Look Mum No Hands RT! 1*
15 82 Helen McKay Look Mum No Hands RT! 2 *
16 77 Vikki Filsell Pearson CC 3*
17 78 Nikki Englebach Pearson CC 4*
18 66 Coralie Glaunes Pearson CC*
19 69 Alexie Shaw Dulwich Paragon 4 *
20 64 Sarah Odell Pearson CC 4*
21 83 Charlotte Roberge Dulwich Paragon 4*
22 74 Laura Williams Pearson CC 4*
* denotes league riders. Note that Coralie Glaunes has switched clubs and now rides for Pearson CC.
Full write-up and more pics at London Cycle Sport.
Updated LWCR rankings here.
Next race is the South East road race championships on May 21. Entries by post and on the day are still available. This promises to be a challenging and exciting race, one of only three women's open road races in the region and we look forward to seeing many of you out there.