Elite Circuit Series in Warwick

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Last week saw two of Britain’s top cyclists, Russell Downing and Malcolm Elliott, confirm their entry into Warwick Cycle Races on Sunday 6th September. Russell Downing is on top form this year having just beaten both Mark Cavendish and Lance Armstrong in the Tour of Ireland so he’s looking a favourite in Warwick. Candi TV team mate Malcolm Elliot will also be racing and as the Tour of Spain points winner he’ll also be tough competition to beat. And they join Olympic medallists Ed Clancy and Rob Hayles, who will be among 70 elite cyclists.

Clancy was a Gold medallist in the 2008 Beijing team pursuit, while Hayles won Silver and Bronze medals at Athens 2004 in the Team Pursuit and Madison events. The Elite race on Sunday will be the climax of a day’s worth of events, including round five of British Cycling’s inaugural National Disability Circuit Race series and amateur races for local adult and junior cyclists.

Laura Vesty of Warwickshire County Council’s Sustainable Travel Team said “It’s fantastic that we’ll have some of the world’s best cyclists flying around the centre of Warwick. It’s a great opportunity for everyone in Warwickshire to see cycling at its very best.”

Winner in 2008, Jeroen Janssen

However, Laura added that there have been a surprisingly low number of women entering the races this year. She said: “Women’s cycling is increasing in popularity all the time, and it’s a real surprise to only have four women signed up so far in the competition. Come on ladies, get on your bikes and get your entries in.” There’s also a whole host of stalls and family activities at the event including unicycling, juggling, children’s rides, facepainting and balloon making.

The event starts at 11am with the Elite Race being the finale from 5pm to 6pm. Visitors can attend any time of day and the event is totally free. This year’s race wouldn’t have been able to go ahead if it wasn’t for all of the sponsors. Carillion are also providing a response team on site to repair any emergency pot holes or loose slabs on the circuit and this is an excellent level of commitment.

11:00 Youth race (under 12s) 20 minutes
11:30 4th Category Entry Level Race 35 minutes (Open to all)
12:15 Under 10s 15 minutes
12:35 Unicycle Fun 20 minutes
13:00 3/4 Category Race 40 minutes (Club riders)
13:50 Solo and Tandem Disability Race 30 minutes
14:30 Women’s Race Elite, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Categories 45 minutes
15:20 Youth under 16s 30 minutes
15:33 Unicycle 10K 20 minutes
16:20 Tricycles and Handcycles (not for kids) 30 minutes
17:00 TravelWise Elite Circuit Race 65 minutes

Elite Race Entrants (provisional) -- note this may change.
1 Jeroen Janssen Madison.co.uk E
2 Stephen Adams Madison.co.uk E
3 James Millard Madison.co.uk E
4 Jon Mozley Madison.co.uk E
5 Simon Wilson Arctic - Premier Racing Team 1
6 Richard Hepworth Arctic - Premier Racing Team 1
7 Jody Crawforth Arctic - Premier Racing Team 1
8 John Whittington Bath University C.C. 2
9 Perry Bowater C.C. Giro J1
10 Russ Downing Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
11 Malcolm Elliott Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
12 Graham Briggs Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
13 Peter Williams Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
14 Dale Appleby Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
15 James Sampson Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
16 Simon Holt Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
17 Matthew Rowe Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta R.T. E
18 Dane Percival Cult Racing 2
19 Raphael Deinhart Cyclingbargains.com 1
20 Matt Bailey Halesowen A. & C.C. J1
21 Rob Hayles Halfords Bike Hut E
22 Ed Clancy Halfords Bike Hut E
23 Mark McNally Halfords Bike Hut 1
24 Rob Partridge Halfords Bike Hut E
25 Andy Tennant Halfords Bike Hut E
26 Ian Wilkinson Halfords Bike Hut E
27 Ian Bibby Halfords Bike Hut E
28 William Penn Mammoth Lifestyle R.T. 1
29 Ben de Wet Oxford University C.C. 2
30 David Clarke Pendragon Kalas E
31 Douglas Dewey Pendragon Kalas E
32 Lewis Cowley Plan B R.T. 2
33 Dean Downing Rapha Condor E
34 Liam Holohan Rapha Condor E
35 Rhys Lloyd Rapha Condor E
36 Matthew Cronshaw Rapha Condor E
37 Dan Craven Rapha Condor E
38 Kristian House Rapha Condor E
39 Philip Gough Red Kite Cycles 2
40 Euan Adams Red Kite Cycles 2
41 Andy Tinsley Scienceinsport.com E
42 Alistair Rutherford Scienceinsport.com 2
43 Gary Adamson Scienceinsport.com 1
44 Scott Chalmers Scienceinsport.com 1
45 Daniel Duguid Sigma Sport 1
46 Will Bjergfelt Sports Beans E
47 Paul Wain Team Endura 2
48 Mike Wragg Team Milton Keynes 1
49 Ben Simmons Team Wiggle 2
50 Campbell Noon Virgin Active 2
51 John Cooper Wolverhampton Wheelers J1

Category 3/4 Cat Race
1 Phil Garlick 45 Road Club 3
2 Luke Raynor Ashfield R.C. J3
3 Mark Davies Barnsley R.C. 3
4 Gareth Scott Beacon R.C.C. 3
5 George Moore C.C. Giro J3
6 Jamie Morgan C.C. Giro J3
7 David Phillips Corinium C.C. 3
8 Lee Pannozzo Coventry R.C. 4
9 Nick Scott Derby Mercury R.C. 3
10 Michael Thelwell Evesham & District Wheelers J3
11 Ted Bate Halesowen A. & C.C. YA
12 Martin Eadon Hargrove Cycles 3
13 D a v i d M o r r i s Harrogate Nova C.C. 4
14 Charles Brown Kenilworth Wheelers 4
15 William Hornsby Kenilworth Wheelers 4
16 Howard Lightfoot Leamington C. & A.C. 3
17 Sam Sayers Leicestershire R.C. J3
18 David Nelson Lichfield City C.C. 3
19 Nick Burton Newark Castle 3
20 Vance Owen P.M. 4
21 Geoff Williams Python R.T. 3
22 Paul Bates Royal Sutton C.C. 3
23 Ian Partridge Solihull C.C. 3
24 Robin Fox Solihull C.C. 3
25 Scott Wharton Solihull C.C. 4
26 Robert Edgell Somer Valley C.C. 3
27 Adam Ellis Spalding C.C. 4
28 Gary Bentley Spalding C.C. 4
29 Ian Fensom Spalding C.C. 4
30 Tom Neale Spalding C.C. 3
31 Matthew Holmes Sports City Velo YA
32 Martin Millington Stratford C.C. 4
33 Tony Ball Team Swift Allsports 3
34 Will Jenkins Team Synergy 3
35 Stewart Ward Twickenham C.C. 3
36 Peter Barnes Witham Wheelers 3
37 George Taylor Wye Valley C.C. 4
38 Iain Bullar Wye Valley C.C. 4
39 Ross Bury 4
To find out more information about the cycle races visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cycleraces