Posted: 24 March 2014
Crit On The Campus
Report: Snowdon Sports
Stirling BC’s Crit On The Campus ended in a straight fight between the current and former Scottish elite circuit race champions with James McCallum (NFTO) coming out on top over the man who took the title from him in 2013, Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh) on a technical 1.4-km course at the University of Stirling.
David Lines (Starley Primal Pro Cycling RT) took the lap prime after 25 minutes of racing on a circuit including speed bumps, sweeping bends and a short climb, and it proved the catalyst for McCallum and Oliphant to power off the front.
At the line they were 38 seconds clear of the pack with 34-year-old McCallum, from Edinburgh, taking the sprint and Lines claiming third place ahead of Kenny Riddle (Moray Firth CC).
Track star Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Boot Out Breast Cancer CT) rode away on the last lap to win the women’s race, finishing ten seconds clear of Kayleigh Brogan (Team Thomsons Cycles) with Jane Barr (Starley Primal Pro Cycling RT), who was dropped by the other to in the final few minutes of racing, in third place.
The leading trio were in charge from the start and lapped the rest of the field – the last resistance coming from fourth-category Rebecca Nixon (Dundee Thistle RC), who was off the front of the bunch for the whole of the race and held on to take fourth place, and the trophy for the most combative rider, in her maiden race.
1 James McCallum (NFTO)
2 Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh)
3 David Lines (Starley Primal Pro Cycling RT)
4 Kenny Riddle (Moray Firth CC)
5 Ryan Fenwick (The Rigmar Racers)
6 Mark Stewart
7 Bradley Stokes (Pedal Power RT)
8 Andre Whitehall (Glasgow Wheelers)
9 Craig Adams (Leslie Bike Shop)
10 Tom Arnstein (Sandy Wallace Cycles)
1 Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Boot Out Breast Cancer CT)
2 Kayleigh Brogan (Team Thomsons Cycles)
3 Jane Barr (Starley Primal Pro Cycling RT)
4 Rebecca Nixon (Dundee Thistle RC)
5 Flora Gillies (Speg-Project 51)
6 Madeleine Robinson (VC Moulin)
7 Claire Martin (Team 22)
8 Gabriella Nordin (Pedal Power RT)
9 Brenda Callender (Stirling BC)
10 Neah Evans (Glasgow Wheelers)