Road: Whitfield in Holme Valley Wheelers Two-Stage win

Road: Whitfield in Holme Valley Wheelers Two-Stage win

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Location: Birds Edge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Event: 8 June 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports

The opening 10-mile time trial proved decisive as Vanessa Whitfield (VC St Raphael) established a 16-second lead which she held to the finish for overall victory in Holme Valley Wheelers’ two-stage race in West Yorkshire.

Whitfield finished safely in a leading group of 13 riders in the concluding 33-mile road stage, over five laps of a circuit based on Birds Edge, to preserve her advantage over sprint winner Joanne Blakeley (Champion System/Maxgear/Base) with Gina Riley (Chester RC) holding on to third place overall.



Stage 1:

1 Vanessa Whitfield (VC St Raphael) 25-44

2 Joanne Blakeley (Champion System/Maxgear/Base) 26-00

3 Gina Riley (Chester RC) 26-03

4 Eleanor Jones (VC St Raphael) 26-39

5 Rachel Mellor (Holme Valley Wheelers) 26-45

6 Eve Dixon (Champion System/Maxgear/Bose) 26-47

7 Amy Gornall (Scott Contessa Epic) 26-049

8 Sara Rose (Team 22) 26-51

9 Jo Blackburn (Team Swift) 26-53

10 Nikola Butler (VC St Raphael) 26-59

Stage 2:

1 Blakeley 1-38-39

2 Sarah Murray (Leeds University Gryphons CT)

3 Claire Martin (Edinburgh RC)

4 Donna Edmondson-Booker (Crosstrax)

5 Whitfield

6 Alice Cobb (Scott Contessa Epic)

7 Delia Beddis (Dirtwheels Cycles)

8 Rebecca Womersley (Scott Contessa Epic)

9 Butler

10 Dixon


1 Whitfield 2-04-23

2 Blakeley at 16 sec

3 Riley at 24 sec

4 Dixon at 1-03

5 Gornall at 1-10

6 Butler at 1-15

7 Rose at 1-19

8 Blackburn at 1-21

9 Jennifer Edwards (Rhos On Sea CC) at 1-55

10 Edmondson-Booker at 1-59

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