- Event URN:
- Start date:
- Sun, 1st Sep 2013
- Event Type:
- Road (Competitive)
- Slamannan Community Centre Bank Street, Slamannan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 3EZ ( View map )
- Online Entry FAQs
- Entry close date
- Sun, 25th Aug 2013
- Info for Riders:
- Team road race - priority is given to teams of 6 riders. Entry fee is per rider.
- Preview Races:
Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Duration 1 Sep 13 10:30 E/1/2/3/4 Regional C+ Band 5 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ... 96km / 60m
Team Race: Teams of 6 with best 4 to count. All team members should be members of the same affiliated Scottish Cycling / British Cycling club.
|1 Sep 13||10:30||Regional C+||Band 5||1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ...||96km / 60m|
Fourteen of Scotland’s top club teams battled “For The Shirt” on 1st September in Falkirk Bicycle Club’s annual Team Road Race. Granite City CC came out on top in what is Scotland’s only team based road race. Teams of six took to the challenging course contested over 6 laps with over 500 feet of climbing on each lap. A strong westerly wind added to the challenge and resulted in riders retiring as early as the first lap.
The main bunch began to disintegrate on lap one with 5 riders heading off the front on the initial climb. Three riders bridged the gap with Granite City, Moray Firth and GJS/Cruise Racing all having 2 riders in the break. By the half-way point the break had established a lead of over 1 minute Craig Wallace of Granite City CC attacked the lead group establishing a narrow lead which he increased by the finish to win by 54 seconds over a chasing group of 7.
A collision on the fastest part of the course forced a late diversion sparing the riders the final climb to Limerigg. With the climbs and the wind taking it’s toll the main bunch was reduced to 11 riders with small groups forming as they battled for the team points.
Granite City and Moray Firth benefitted from having 2 riders in the lead group with GJS/Cruise Racing, despite losing their second rider from the lead group making it a three way contest. In the end Granite City came out on top with GJS/Cruise Racing 8 points behind and Moray Firth taking third spot a further 5 points behind.
On a human note it was gratifying to see riders stopping and giving assistance to fellow riders who crashed out during the race. Those who did should be commended for putting the welfare of others before their own result.
A new and improved Event HQ has now been arranged for this event. Sign-on and changing etc will now be at Slamannan Community Education Centre, Bank Street, Slamannan. This is closer to the course and will involve a change to the finish so that riders finish closer to the race HQ,
Race name: E/1/2/3/4
Falkirk BC "For The Shirt" Team Road Race
1st Granite City CC - 40 points
2nd GJS/Cruise Racing - 48 points
3rd Moray Firth R.T. - 53 points
4th www.Dooleys.com - 57 points
5th VC Edinburgh - 65 points
6th Deeside Thistle - 126 points