British Cycling's National Rankings are one of the most popular destinations on this website as riders track their progress relative to their peers and target moves up through the system. They are also a great guide to which riders are in form.
Thwaites' win in Stoke-on-Trent helped highlight his potential
The road season may be all but over and the weather in full change, but Jason White (Cyclepremier.com - Metaltek) has opitimised consistency at the top of the rankings and a series of top four finishes over the National Track Championships and UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships helped keep the 38 year-old in top spot.
Justin Hoy (Felt-Colbornes RT) managed two wins at the back end of the season at the Chard Wheelers Autumn Circuits and Portsmouth Circuits 18, worth 60 points and with it second place in the rankings. With Motorpoint confirming that it will not be sponsoring its pro cycling team next season its riders occupy the third to fifth spots in Marcin Bialoblocki, Jonathan McEvoy and Ian Bibby, with the latter two having signed for Endura for the 2012 season. The same riders occupied the top three places in this year’s Premier Calendar with Bibby taking the overall title in a successful final season for the Malcolm Elliot managed team. The trio is followed by Elite Circuit Series winner Dean Downing, who will continue to ride for Rapha Condor Sharp next season, having also played a key part in their domination of the Halfords Tour Series.
The Tour Series was also a success for the emerging Scott Thwaites, winning the Stoke-on-Trent leg as well as his hometown Elite Circuit Series race, the Otley GP, in a season which promises plenty for the future.
Marcel Six (Sigma Sport Sport Specialized Cycling Team), Colin Parry (Wilier/Goselfdrive.com) and Ian Wilkinson (Endura Racing) make up the top ten.
|1||Jason White||Cyclepremier.com - Metaltek||Eastern||1121|
|2||Justin Hoy||Felt-Colbornes RT||South||1045|
|3||Marcin Bialoblocki||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||South West||850|
|4||Jonathan McEvoy||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||North West||785|
|5||Ian Bibby||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||North West||767|
|6||Dean Downing||Rapha Condor Sharp||Yorkshire||752|
|7||Scott Thwaites||Endura Racing||Yorkshire||734|
|8||Marcel Six||Sigma Sport Specialized Cycling Team||Eastern||673|
|10||Ian Wilkinson||Endura Racing||North West||646|
Dean Downing has once again played a key role in Rapha Condor Sharp's season
It has been difficult to look beyond a prevailing Rapha Condor Sharp all season. Alongside Dean Downing’s success in the Elite Circuit Series, Graham Briggs (set to ride for Team Raleigh next season) was confirmed National Circuit Champion in Yorkshire and Endura bound Jonathan Tiernan Locke was the King of the Mountains at the Tour of Britain.
Motorpoint Pro Cycling’s afore mentioned trio has helped Malcolm Elliot’s team to second place whilst Jason White hauled in nearly a third of Cyclepremier.com – Metaltek’s points, without them they would drop out of the top ten.
VC St Raphael and Herbalife/Wheelbase.co.uk complete the top five.
|1||Rapha Condor Sharp||North West||4097|
|2||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||West Midlands||3982|
|3||Cyclepremier.com - Metaltek||East Midlands||3634|
|4||VC St Raphael||South||3329|
|6||Team Raleigh||East Midlands||3236|
|8||Team Corley Cycles/Cervelo/Alpha R.C||Central||2999|
|10||Sigma Sport Specialized Cycling Team||South East||2758|
Women's 1st Category
Hannah Barnes topped a Motorpoint 1-2-3
National Women’s Circuit Champion Hannah Barnes has held onto top spot despite pressure from teammates Lucy Garner and Harriet Owen.
Second place finishes for the 18 year-old in the National Track Championships in the team pursuit and madison at the Manchester Veldrome secured the youngster 50 points. Junior World Road Race Champion Lucy Garner and Harriet Owen completed a 1-2-3 for Motorpoint with the former’s success in Copenhagen followed by winning the madison with the latter at the National Track Championships.
Jayne Paine (Willesden Cycling Club) lies in fifth, her most notable result in recent months coming at the UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships, third place in the 45+ points race worth 21 points. Corrine Hall (Team Corridori) completes the top five, the 20 year-old steadily picking up points in the An Post Ras na mBan during the latter stages of the road season before adding to her tally in the points and scratch races at the National Track Championships.
|1||Hannah Barnes||Motorpoint Cycling||Central||506|
|2||Lucy Garner||Motorpoint Cycling||East Midlands||406|
|3||Harriet Owen||Motorpoint Cycling||Central||264|
|4||Jayne Paine||Willesden Cycling Club||Central||242|
|5||Corrine Hall||Team Corridori||South East||240|
|6||Nicola Wheeler||Team Wiggle||South||176|
|7||Charlotte Easton||Look Mum No Hands||South East||158|
|8||Amy Roberts||For Viored Brookvex||Wales||129|
|10||Anna Grundy||Look Mum No Hands||Eastern||109|