Weekend News Update 21/22 July 2018

Weekend News Update 21/22 July 2018


It was a huge weekend of racing in Scotland, the 50 Mile TT National Championship, an Alba Series road race, and Scots producing amazing results at HSBC National Championships in Glencoe and Hadleigh Park.

Scottish Alba Series : The Tour of the Glens

The hilly course shattered the peloton early in the race with a break of three going up the road. The fragmented bunch managed to reel them back in, but eventually a group of four went clear and survived to the finish with William Corbett of Ribble Cycling taking the win. Of 41 starters only 22 riders finished, proving how challenging this course is.

1st William Corbett

2nd Finn Crockett

3rd Ruari Grant

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HSBC UK National Downhill Championship

All the threes for the Scots competing in Glencoe this weekend! Bad weather made for difficult racing conditions on the mountain at the National Downhill Championship. Defending champion Greg Williamson took the third spot on the podium in the Elite Men's race while Henry Kerr did a fantastic ride to also come third.

Greg Williamson: 3rd

Henry Kerr: 3rd

Tea Jensen: 3rd

2018 HSBC UK National Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships

Grant Ferguson stormed to victory in the Eilte Men's race at Hadleigh Park International after launching an attack early in the race. This will be his sixth successive title and sets him up brilliantly to race at the European Championships in Glasgow. Kerry McPhee, the current leader of the National Cross Country Series rode hard to hold onto 2nd place in an animated Women's race.

Junior Women

Anna McGorum: 2nd

U23 Women

Isla Short: 3rd

Junior Men

Sean Flynn: 1st

Charlie Aldridge: 2nd

Cameron Mason: 3rd

The Youth and Juvenile podiums were also full of Scottish riders. A sign of great things to come from these exceptionally talented riders.

BeNe Ladies Tour

Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion Katie Archibald finished 3rd overall at the BeNe Ladies Tour after winning the Prologue. Archibald will be competing on the track at the Glasgow European Championships.

Scottish National 50 Mile Time Trial Championship

Long standing records fell in Invergordon this Sunday. Full race report by The Press Room available here.

Senior Men

1st: Kyle Gordon

2nd: Alan Thomson

3rd: Douglas Watson

Senior Women

1st Mireille Captieux

2nd Jennie McColl

3rd Amanda Wagstaffe

Junior Men

1st Alasdair Munro

2nd Kyle Cartmell

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