Odd Down Summer Series – Week 3 Wrap – Women’s Event

Avid make their numbers count

Two solo wins as Bromley and Johnston take advantage

Avid Sport had the biggest numbers in both women’s races, and were able to make this advantage count to take two solo victories. Lauren Johnston was set up for the solo victory by her three teammates in the bunch, counter-attacking a move from Molly Hodges after 15 minutes to establish a 10 second lead on the main group. As the race drew on, her gap was never totally secure, as she hovered just out of the reach of the chasers who got as close as eight seconds behind as the race went into the final five laps.

But joint series leaders Charlotte Berry (VeloVitesse) and Lucy Driver (Forever Pedalling) were hesitant to commit to bringing back Johnston with both Hodges and Aimee Parsons (Avid Sport) poised in the group on their wheels. So, even with the gap hanging in the balance all the way into the final lap, the group were sprinting for second with Driver charging clear, followed over the line by Hodges ahead of Berry.

The results puts Driver into a 10 point lead overall ahead of Berry with Hodges now into third place overall another 10 points behind. Thursday’s winner Johnston now sits ominously in fourth place overall.

The 4th cat race was set up in a similar fashion to the E/1/2/3 race, despite the smaller field. Laura Wells (Mickey Cranks CC) was in an Avid Sport sandwich with Fran Bromley and Joanna Goodhead out to make her race difficult by trading counter attacks and leaving it up to their rival to cloase the gaps. Wells put up a very good fight, with both the Avid riders coming under pressure in the early laps – but as the finish started to loom, Wells could no longer cover the moves and Bromley was able to escape to victory.

Wells did not come away empty handed, as she was able to beat Goodhead in the sprint for second place. This glut of podium positions has handed Avid Sport the overall team series lead, which they reclaimed from Bristol RC again this week.

Results:

4th cat

1 1 Frances Bromley Avid Sport
2 3 Laura Wells Mickey Cranks CC
3 2 Joanna Goodhead Avid Sport

E/1/2/3

1 5 Lauren Johnston Avid Sport
2 2 Lucy Driver Forever Pedalling
3 3 Molly Hodges Avid Sport
4 1 Charlotte Berry VeloVitesse
5 6 Clare Parkin Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT
6 9 Aimee Parsons Avid Sport
7 13 Joss Winter Athletique
8 12 Rebekah Nash University of Bristol CC
9 7 Emily Slavin IRIS Race Team
10 4 Olive Holliday Somer Valley CC
11 10 Lauren Booth Carnac Planet X
12 8 Karen Spiteri Avid Sport

Series Standings:

1 Lucy Driver Forever Pedalling 40 45 45 130
2 Charlotte Berry VeloVitesse 45 40 35 120
3 Molly Hodges Avid Sport 35 35 40 110
4 Lauren Johnston Avid Sport 50 50 100
5 India Lee Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s 30 50 80
6 Aimee Parsons Avid Sport 20 20 25 65
7 Miriam Whitehurst Somer Valley CC 30 30 60
8 Frances Bromley Avid Sport 30 30 60
9 Stephie Prince VeloVitesse 30 25 55
10 Maria Powell Radeon-Cycology RT 25 25 50
11 Laura Wells Mickey Cranks CC 25 25 50
12 Karen Spiteri Avid Sport 14 20 11 45
13 Joanna Goodhead Avid Sport 10 14 20 44
14 Sophie Barnes Army Cycling Union 25 15 40
15 Jen Horton UCY 13 20 33
16 Joss Winter Athletique 13 20 33
17 Karen Whyte VeloVitesse 15 15 30
18 Ashia Fenwick VC Venta 30 30
19 Rebekah Nash University of Bristol 15 15 30
20 Clare Parkin Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT 30 30
21 Rosie Nunnerley DAS RAD KLUB 12 14 26
22 Sally Crocker Salt & Sham Cycle Club 12 13 25
23 Megan Dickerson Forever Pedalling 25 25
24 Lauren Booth Camac Planet X 11 12 23
25 Stephanie Parsonage Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 20 20
26 Amanda Karlsson VeloVitesse 20 20
27 Elizabeth Sanders University of Exeter Cycling Club 15 15
28 Naomi Eaton 0 15 15
29 Lucy Rowe DAS RAD KLUB 14 14
30 Alexandra Sheehan Bianchi Dama 14 14
31 Heidi Blunden The Racing Chance Foundation 13 13
32 Olive Holliday Somer Valley CC 13 13
33 Claire Lawrence Sodbury Cycle Sport 11 11
34 Nicki Carr Tri UK 10 10
35 Deborah Sterling 9 9

Team Standings:

Position Team Points
1 Avid Sport 426
2 Bristol RC 324
3 Forever Pedalling 234
4 VeloVitesse 225
5 Latchem Sunwise 173
6 Portishead CC 109
7 Bath CC 97
8 BPF Cycling 86
9 Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s 80
10 Bikestrong-KTM 77
11 Tri UK 63
12 Radeon-Cycology RT 51
13 TAAP Cervelo 50
14 DAS RAD KLUB 40
15 Army Cycling Union 40
16 Bristol South CC 36
17 VC Venta 34
18 UCY 33
19 University of Bath CC 30
20 Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT 30
21 Salt and Sham CC 29
22 Ross CC 26
23 Camac Planet X 23
24 VC Walcot 21
25 Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 20
26 Cheltenham and County CC 16
27 Webbs 1902 CC 16
28 University of Exeter Cycling Club 15
29 University of Bristol CC 15
30 Bianchi Dama 14
31 Bruton Cycling Club 14
32 The Racing Chance Foundation 13
33 Torq Performance 13
34 Sodbury Cycle Sport 11
35 Team Tor 2000 Kalas 11
36 VC St Raphael 11
37 Total Fitness Bath 9
38 Rapha Cycling Club 6
39 Hereford & District Wheelers 5
40 Ely Race Club 3
41 Complete Cycle Works 3
42 Thornbury CC 2
43 Spokes BPC Racing 1
44 Pontypool RCC 1
45 Carpe Diem CC 1
46 Recycles RCC 1
47 Wellington Wheelers CC 1
48 Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films 1
49 Cheddar Cycling Club 1
50 VC Bristol 1
51 Islington Cycling Club 1
52 Westbury Wheelers 1