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- Start Date:
Sat, 30th Aug 2014
- Event Type:
Closed Circuit (Competitive)
The Newport Nocturne, High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7LT
Back in the Spotlight - the Newport Nocturne Returns!
The UK’s original floodlit cycle race is set to return on Saturday 30th August. The Newport Nocturne was established back in 1989 and takes place every two years. Past editions of the race have featured Mark Cavendish, Sean Kelly, David Millar, Geraint Thomas and Ed Clancy!
The event takes place in the small market town of Newport, Shropshire, yet it routinely draws crowds of up to 15,000. The ‘theatre’ invoked by the night time setting was a hit from day one, but as the format has been emulated, the organisers have kept their magic by the introduction of unique features. There have been races for retired Pro riders, one lap time trials for Olympians, Derny paced races and every male winner gets his weight in beer measured on a giant balance scale!
Following the success of the inaugural women's race in 2012, the event will return this year.
The promoters are still looking for sponsors at all levels. For more information, contact Nick Jeggo on 07967 452688 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info for Riders
EOL may be available, but please contact organiser first for approval.
|Date||Start||Race name||Classification||Band||Rider Cat||Race length|
|30/08/14||19:00||E/1/2/3||Women Only||Band 4||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||40 mins|
|30/08/14||20:30||E/1/2||National A||Band 2||1st, 2nd, Elite||01 hr|
Enter a Race
|Sat 30/08/14||19:00||Women Only||Band 4||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||40 mins|
Entry: On Day: (£17.50)
Sat 30/08/14 - 19:00
Duration: 40 mins
Classification: Women Only
Band: Band 4
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£17.50)
|Sat 30/08/14||20:30||National A||Band 2||1st, 2nd, Elite||01 hr|
Entry: On Day: (£22.50)
Sat 30/08/14 - 20:30
Duration: 01 hr
Classification: National A
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£22.50)
Posted 31/08/2014 - Nicholas Jeggo
Report: Snowdon Sports
Frenchman Matthieu Boulo (Team Raleigh) rode away from the rest of the field to score a decisive victory in the tenth version of the popular night-time event around the floodlit streets of the Shropshire town of Newport.
Escaping with Sam Williams (NFTO Pro Cycling) after just six laps, 25-year-old Boulo dropped his younger rival after the halfway point and maintained a relentless tempo to the finish.
Behind him, former winner Russell Downing (NFTO Pro Cycling) and Ian Wilkinson (Team Raleigh) took up the chase as the bunch finally showed a reaction, but they were reeled back in and Boulo – who won the Redditch round of the Tour Series with a lone break – extended his lead over the closing laps to cross the line over a minute clear, Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor Sharp) taking the sprint for second place ahead of Downing and Wilkinson.
The women’s race was run off at a swift pace which, along with a number of crashes, saw the field steadily reduced before a sprint finish won by Katie Curtis (Starley Primal Pro Cycling) ahead of Hannah Walker (Epic Cycles) and 16-year-old Charlotte Broughton (MG Décor). Jo Tindley (Matrix Fitness), who had won all the intermediate sprints along the way, finished fourth.
1 Matthieu Boulo (Team Raleigh)
2 Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor Sharp)
3 Russell Downing (NFTO Pro Cycling)
4 Ian Wilkinson (Team Raleigh)
5 Jacob Tipper (KTM)
6 Germain Burton (GB Academy)
7 Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh)
8 George Pym (Starley Primal Pro Cycling)
9 Chris Latham (GB Academy)
10 Andrew Hawdon (KTM)
1 Katie Curtis (Starley Primal Pro Cycling)
2 Hannah Walker (Epic Cycles)
3 Charlotte Broughton (MG Décor)
4 Jo Tindley (Matrix Fitness)
5 Gabriella Shaw (Pearl Izumi)
6 Rebecca Wormington (WyndyMilla-Reynolds)
7 Alison Kinloch (PH MAS)
8 Amy Gornall (RST Racing)
9 Penny Rowson (Matrix Fitness)
10 Jessie Walker (Matrix Fitness)
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|Position||Name||Club name||Rider status||Category||Points|
|1||Katie Curtis||Velosure Starley Primal||Finished||1st||15|
|2||Hannah Walker||IKON - Mazda||Finished||Elite||12|
|3||Charlotte Broughton||MG Decor||Finished||A||10|
|4||Jo Tindley||Matrix Fitness||Finished||1st||8|
|5||Gabriella Shaw||Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Int'l||Finished||Elite||6|
|6||Rebecca Womersley||WyndyMilla - Reynolds||Finished||2nd||5|
|7||Alison Kinloch||PH-MAS Cycling||Finished||2nd||4|
|8||Amy Gornall||RST Racing Team||Finished||2nd||3|
|9||Penny Rowson||Matrix Fitness||Finished||2nd||2|
|10||Jessie Walker||Matrix Fitness||Finished||1st||1|
|11||Emily Kay||IKON - Mazda||Finished||Elite||0|
|13||Sophie Faulkner||Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Scienc...||Finished||2nd||0|
|14||Rose Osborne||Team WNT||Finished||2nd||0|
|15||Maisie Duckworth||Wolverhampton Whls||Finished||2nd||0|
|16||Lucy Harper||Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velote...||Finished||2nd||0|
|17||Melanie Potter||Bromsgrove Olympique CC||Finished||3rd||0|