20th July 2011 |
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.
Photo: Dean Downing celebrates after winning in Abergavenny in what has been a great run of form for rider and team
Rapha Condor Sharp's Dean Downing has proved to be the biggest mover at the top of the Elite Men's rankings, rising up from fourth to second since our last update after his Elite Circuit Series efforts. Victory at the Abergavenny stage followed up with second place finish at Colne five days later was worth 112 points to Downing, who added 10 more points at the Sheffrec CC Evening Road Race 2, finishing seventh.
Downing fell short of knocking Jason White (Cyclepremier.com - Metaltek) off top spot, who steadily picked up points before winning the National Masters 30-39 Road Race Championships (Masters B Men) to earn a valuable 30 points and take his total to 814. Justin Hoy's recent form has also been of note with second place finishes at the Cycle Kingdom Circuit Series 13 and Ludgershall Summer Series 7 propelling the Felt-Colbornes RT rider to fourth behind Endura Racing's Scott Thwaites.
|1||Jason White||Cyclepremier.com - Metaltek||Eastern||814|
|2||Dean Downing||Rapha Condor Sharp||Yorkshire||722|
|3||Scott Thwaites||Endura Racing||Yorkshire||707|
|4||Justin Hoy||Felt-Colbornes RT||South||632|
|5||Marcin Bialoblocki||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||South West||628|
|7||Ian Bibby||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||North West||566|
|8||Jonathan McEvoy||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||North West||548|
|9||Zak Dempster||Rapha Condor Sharp||North West||515|
Photo: Edward Clancy MBE leads home a 1-2-3-4 for Rapha at the Colne GP
Unsurprisingly Rapha Condor Sharp have marched into what is surely an unassailable lead at the peak with Downing's great efforts backed up by an Ed Clancy win at the Colne GP (part of a 1-2-3-4 for the team with Dean Windsor third and Graham Briggs fourth). Team Raleigh's ascent has catapulted them into second spot in what continues to be a close fought battle with Motorpoint Pro Cycling, who they have pushed down to third.
In a top 10 with plenty of movement, VC St Raphael climb to fourth from sixth but there is no doubt the biggest movers are Team Corley Cycles/Cervelo/Alpha R.C, who have stormed into seventh. Ashley Cox's third place in the Essex Mid Summer Road Race reaping 45 points for the central team whilst Jake Hales' second place at the Glendene CC Summer Classic was worth 52 points as the battle for places is as close as ever.
|1||Rapha Condor Sharp||North West||3296|
|2||Team Raleigh||East Midlands||2568|
|3||Motorpoint Pro Cycling||West Midlands||2510|
|4||VC St Raphael||South||2496|
|5||Cyclepremier.com - Metaltek||East Midlands||2396|
|7||Team Corley Cycles/Cervelo/Alpha R.C||Central||2210|
Women's 1st Category
Photo: Hannah Barnes (Motorpoint Cycling) keeps top spot
Motorpoint Cycling continue to occupy the top two places with Hannah Barnes and Lucy Garner first and second respectively with Barnes collecting points at the European Under 23 and Junior Road Championships and Garner claiming second at the Oakley Village Road Races.
The top ten remains unchanged minus Kara Chesworth (For Viored Brookvex) whose second place at the National Masters 30-39 Road Race Championships (Masters A&B Women) brought her to joint ninth with Corrine Hall (Team Corridori).
|1||Hannah Barnes||Motorpoint Cycling||Central||251|
|2||Lucy Garner||Motorpoint Cycling||East Midlands||231|
|3||Hannah Rich||Horizon Fitness - Prendas Ciclismo||Wales||198|
|4||Jayne Paine||Willesden Cycling Club||Central||177|
|5||Danielle King||Horizon Fitness - Prendas Ciclismo||South||174|
|6||Nicola Wheeler||Team Wiggle||South||164|
|7||Hannah Walker||Motorpoint Cycling||North West||155|
|8||Charlotte Easton||Look Mum No Hands||South East||149|
|9||Corrine Hall||Team Corridori||South East||108|
|9||Kara Chesworth||For Viored Brookvex||Wales||108|
Congratulations to all the riders who have risen to a new category this week.
|Promoted to: Elite Category|
|Promoted to: 1st Category|
|Promoted to: 2nd Category|
|Sorrelle||Le Cornu||South West|
|Andrew||Brind - Surch||Central|
|Promoted to: 3rd Category|
|Denise||Schofield||East of Scotland|