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December 2011

Mon 19
Mountain Bike: Liam Killeen “I’ll learn from Athens and Beijing to be at my best for London Olympics”

Sun 18
Cyclo-Cross: UCI World Cup Round 5 - Men - Ian Field (37th) - Women - Helen Wyman (5th), Gabriella Day (18th)

Sat 17
Cyclo-Cross: GVA Trofee Roumoer - Nikki Harris (3rd), Helen Wyman (4th), Gabriella Day (7th)

Sun 11
Cyclo-Cross: Druivenveldrit - Nikki Harris (2nd)

Sat 10
Cyclo-Cross: Scheldecross - Nikki Harris (4th), Gabriella Day (5th)

Fri 9
Track: Dan Hunt talks opposition and managing the coach/rider relationship

Thur 8
Track: Jo Rowsell - "Nobody's place is safe"

Wed 7
Track: Great Britain Cycling Team narrows women's team pursuit squad

Mon 5
Track: Laura Trott takes a break from the track until 2012

Sat 3
Track: UCI Track World Cup Round 2 - Trott takes third British medal in Cali

Fri 2
Track: UCI Track World Cup Round 2 - Houvenaghel's individual silver; Trott's ongoing omnium

Thur 1
Track: UCI Track World Cup Round 2 - team pursuit women take gold

November 2011

Wed 30
Track: UCI Track World Cup Round 2 - pursuiters qualify second

Sun 27
Cyclo-Cross: Superprestige Gieten - Women - Helen Wyman (3rd)
Track: Vlaanderen-Gent 6-Days (UIV-Cup) - Simon Yates & Owain Doull (1st)

Sat 26
Cyclo-Cross: World Cup Round 3 - Women - Helen Wyman (6th), Nikki Harris (7th), Gabriella Day (10th), Men - Ian Field (22nd), U23 Men - Steve James (47th), Jack Clarkson (56th), Luke Gray (60th), Andy Hargroves (64th), Junior Men - Hugo Robinson (28th), Joe Moses (39th), Alex Welburn (42nd), Joe Kirkham (44th), Adam Martin (48th)

Sun 20
Cyclo-Cross: Superprestige Gavere - Women - Nikki Harris (3rd), Helen Wyman (6th), Gabriella Day (11th), Men - Ian Field (18th), Paul Oldham (30th)

Sat 19
Cyclo-Cross: GVA Trofee GP Hasselt - Men - Paul Oldham (35th), U23 Men - Luke Gray (37th), Jack Clarkson (48th), Junior Men - Hugo Robinson (13th)

Sun 14
Cyclo-Cross: Superprestige Hamme Zogge - Nikki Harris (6th), Ian Field (22nd)

Thur 10
Track: Dani King "I wanted to prove I could handle the pressure"

Mon 7
Para-cycling: British Cycling's technology revealed

Sun 6
Cyclo-Cross: European Cyclo-Cross Championships - Women - Nikki Harris (5th), Helen Wyman (8th), Junior Men - Hugo Robinson (14th), Joe Moses (17th). Top five finish for Harris in Italy
Track: UCI Track World Cup - Astana - Day four

Sat 5
Track: UCI Track World Cup - Astana - Day three

Fri 4
Track: UCI Track World Cup - Astana - Day two

Tue 1
Cyclo-Cross: GVA Trofee - Koppenburg - Under 23 Men - Lee Westwood (45th), Bruce Dalton (51st). Women - Helen Wyman (2nd), Nikki Harris (3rd), Gabby Day (8th). Elite Men - Rob Watson (36th), James Thompson (38th), Ian Field (42nd)

Track: Becky James: “European Championship omission my motivation”

October 2011

Sun 30
Cyclo-Cross: Superprestige Zonhoven - Nikki Harris (2nd), Gabriella Day (8th), Ian Field (18th)

Wed 25
BMX: Liam Phillips aims to make up for lost time on BMX

Tue 25
Track: Matt Crampton looks to consolidate Olympic place following European Gold
Cyclo-Cross: Nacht van Woerden - Helen Wyman (2nd), Gabriella Day (8th), Ian Field (18th)

Mon 24
Track: Dave Brailsford reacts to the European Championships
BMX: Liam Phillips returns to BMX following track experiment

Sun 23
Track: Four golds mark domination by Great Britain on final day of European Championships
Cyclo-Cross: UCI World Cup Round 2 - Helen Wyman (8th), Gabriella Day (16th), Nikki Harris (21st), Ian Field (27th)

Sat 22
Track: Frustration for Great Britain on day two of the European Championships
Track: Sir Chris Hoy withdraws from European Championships

Fri 21
Track: Three golds for Great Britain on day one of the European Championships

Thur 20
Track: Behind the scenes with the Great Britain Cycling Team at the European Championships

Tue 18
Track: Laura Trott speaks exclusively to British Cycling

Mon 17
Track: Team selected for European Championships

Sun 16
Road: Giro Di Lombardia - Steve Cummings (42nd). Full report and result on Cycling News
Road: Chrono Des Nations Men - Alex Dowsett (3rd), David Millar (5th). Full report and result on Cycling News
Road: Chrono Des Nations Women - Julia Shaw (6th), Sharon Laws (7th). Full report and result on Cycling News
Cyclo-Cross: World Cup Round 1 Women - Helen Wyman (5th), Nikki Harris (9th), Gabriella Day (18th). Full report and result on Cycling News. Report and reaction from Wyman.
Cyclo-Cross: World Cup Round 1 Men - Ian Field (35th). Full report and result on Cycling News

Sat 15
MTB: XCO Saalfelden - Dave Fletcher (13th, under-23)

Fri 14
Road: Giro del Piemonte - Dan Lloyd (36th @ 9m 43s), Steve Cummings (88th @ 18m 53s). Full report and results on Cycling News.

Tues 11
Road: Nationale Sluitingprijs - Putte - Kapellen - Andy Fenn (15th), James Spragg (68th), Hamish Robert Haynes (75th), Mark McNally (91st). Full report and results on Cycling News.

Sun 9
Cyclo-Cross: Superprestige Ruddervoorde (Belgium): Elite Men: Ian Field (23rd @ 5m17s) Women: Helen Wyman (1st), Nikki Harris (2nd), Junior Men: Hugo Robinson (14th @ 3m15s), Andrew Hargroves (47th @ -1lap). Full reports on Cycling News
Road: Paris-Tours - Ian Stannard (4th @ 15s), Dan Lloyd (40th @ 1m23s), Mark Cavendish (42nd @ 1m23s). Stannard to Fore in Tours
Road: Tour of Beijing Stage 5 - David Millar (31st), Chris Froome (40th), Steve Cummings (42nd), Jeremy Hunt (51st),  Alex Dowsett (86th). Final General Classification: David Millar (2nd @ 17s), Chris Froome (3rd @ 26s), Steve Cummings (4th @  35s), Alex Dowsett (78th @ 8m30s), Jeremy Hunt (125th @ 15m11s). Third and Fourth Overall for Millar and Froome.
Road: Nationale Sluitingprijs - Andy Fenn (15th), James Spragg (68th), Hamish Haynes (75th), Mark McNally (91st)
MTB: Roc d'Azur - Annie Last (7th - 2nd U23)

Sat 8
Road: Tour of Beijing Stage 4 - Steve Cummings (36th), David Millar (55th), Chris Froome (56th), Jeremy Hunt (78th), Alex Dowsett (92nd). General Classification: David Millar (2nd @ 17s), Chris Froome (3rd @ 26s),  Steve Cummings (4th @ 35s), Alex Dowsett (79th @ 8m30s), Jeremy Hunt (125th @ 15m11s)    

Fri 7
Road: Tour of Beijing Stage 3 - Chris Froome (3rd), David Millar (31st), Steve Cummings (38th), Alex Dowsett (86th), Jeremy Hunt (143rd). General Classification: David Millar (2nd @ 17s), Chris Froome (3rd @26s), Steve Cummings (4th @ 35s), Alex Dowsett (81st @ 8m30s), Jeremy Hunt (128th @15m11s) Brave Froome Bags Third.

Thurs 6
Road: Tour of Beijing Stage 2 - David Millar (34th), Alex Dowsett (24th), Christopher Froome (47th), Steve Cummings (120th), Jeremy Hunt (70th). General Classification: David Millar (2nd @ 17s), Alex Dowsett (3rd @ 24s), Christopher Froome (4th @ 26s), Steve Cummings (5th @ 35s), Jeremy Hunt (116th @ 1:43) - Appollonio 7th in China
Road: Paris-Bourges - Rob Partridge (32nd), Ian Stannard (59th), Report and results on Cycling News

Wed 5
Road: Tour of Beijing Stage 1 ITT - David Millar (2nd), Alex Dowsett (3rd), Christopher Froome (4th), Steve Cummings (5th), Jeremy Hunt (116th) - Strong Start for Team Sky

Tue 4
Cyclo-Cross: Ian Field completes USA tour, record point-scoring haul - Cyclingnews interview
Road: Tour of Beijing Buildup - Froome Happy to be Back

Sun 2
Road: Franco Belge Stage 4 - Adam Blythe (11th), Dan Lloyd (30th), Roger Hammond (45th), Ian Stannard (131st), Russ Downing (151st)
Cyclo-Cross: Helen Wyman takes back-to-back win's in GP Gloucester USA

Sat 1
Road: Franco Belge Stage 3 - Adam Blythe (6th), Russ Downing (53rd), Dan Lloyd (66th), Roger Hammond (81st), Ian Stannard (114th)
Cyclo-Cross: Ian Field third at GP Gloucester USA

September 2011

Fri 30
Road: Top ten start for Team Sky's Russell Downing in Franco-Belge stage race

Sun 25
Road World Championships: Mark Cavendish World Champion
Road World Championships: Brian Cookson Hails Cavendish's Historic Win

Sat 24
Road World Championships: Stong World Championship Showing For British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme
Road World Championships: Junior Men's RR Report
Road World Championships: Elite Women's RR Report
Cyclo-Cross: Ian Field and Helen Wyman win Nor'easter Cross USA - Cyclingnews Result, Report

Fri 23
Road World Championships: Andy Fenn strikes bronze in under-23 road race
Road World Championships: Lucy Garner: "I Thought The Race Was Over, Then I Was World Champion"
Road World Championships: Lucy Garner Junior Road World Champion

Wed 21
Road World Championships: Bradley Wiggins wins time trial silver, Dave Millar 7th

Tue 20
Road World Championships: Emma Pooley wins time trial bronze

Mon 19
Road: World Championships Junior Women TT: Elinor Barker (2nd)
Road: World Championships Under-23 Men TT: Mark Christian (30th)

Sun 18
Road: Tour of Britain: Stage 8a & Stage 8b

Sat 17
Road: Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile Stage 5 - Lizzie Armitstead (dns).
Road: Tour of Britain: Stage 7 Bury St Edmunds - Sandringham

Fri 16
Road: Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile Stage 4a - Lizzie Armitstead (4th), Lucy Martin (15th), Katie Colclough (dns).
Road: Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile Stage 4b - Lizzie Armitstead (4th), Lucy Martin (dns)
Road: Tour of Britain: Stage 6 Taunton - Wells

Thurs 15
Road: Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile Stage 3 - Lizzie Armitstead (43rd), Lucy Martin (73rd), Katie Colclough (82nd).
Road: Tour of Britain: Stage 5 - Exeter - Exmouth

Wed 14
Road: Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile Stage 2 - Lucy Martin (8th), Lizzie Armitstead (14th), Katie Colclough (103rd).
Road: Tour of Britain: Stage 4 - Welshpool - Caerphilly

Tue 13
Road: Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile Stage 1 - Katie Colclough (5th), Lizzie Armitstead (29th), Lucy Martin (30th)

Mon 12
Road: Great Britain climb UCI Rankings

Sun 11
Road: Tour Of Britain: Cavendish seals first stage victory.
Road: Vuelta a Espana: Historic day for Team Sky as Froome and Wiggins finish 2nd and 3rd.
Para-cycling: GB team celebrates 10 medals in Denmark as Para-cycling Road World Champs concludes
Road: Tour de l'Avenir - Mark Christian finishes week long tour in 11th overall as highest placed GB rider. Full results on cyclingnews.com
Cross: Nittany Cross USA - Helen Wyman (1st), Ian Field (2nd)
Road: Profile Ladies Tour - Nicole Cooke (25th), Katie Colclough (DNF). General Classification - Nicole Cooke (45th).

Sat 10
Road: Vuelta a Espana - Stage 20 - Chris Froome (26th @ 0 secs), Bradley Wiggins (39th @ 0 secs). Full stage report on Sky Procycling website.
Road: Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche - Stage 6 - Pooley takes overall win after finishing 7th on final stage. Full results on cyclingnews.com
Road: Profile Ladies Tour - Stage 5: Nicole Cooke (8th), Katie Colclough (58th) Full report on cyclingnews.com
Road: Tour de l'Avenir - Stage 6 - Simon Yates takes the sprint win on Stage 6. Scott Thwaites (11th), Mark Christian (36th). Christian still highest placed on GC (12th @ 1:51) Full results and standings on UCI website.
Para-Cycling Road Worlds - GB women shine on Day Three
Cross: Nittany Cross USA - Helen Wyman (1st), Gabby Day (6th); Ian Field (2nd)

Friday 9
Paracycling: Tough second day for GB at Road World Championships in Denmark
Vuelta a Espana - Stage 19 - Christopher Froome (16th @ 1.33), 18 Bradley Wiggins (18th @ 1.33). Full stage 19 round-up Sky Procycling website.
Road: Tour de l'Avenir - Stage 5 - Mark Christian (15th), Erick Rowsell (36th) Scott Thwaites (47th), Luke Rowe (51st), Simon Yates (63rd) General Classification: Mark Christian top GB rider (12th @ 1.51) Full round-up on cyclingnews.com
Road: Profile Ladies Tour - Stage 4 - Nicole Cooke (47th), Katie Colclough (62nd).
Road: Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche - Stage 5 - Pooley finishes 6th and holds onto overall lead. Full results on cyclingnews.com

Thurs 8
Paracycling: Road World Championships - three medals for British team on day one of competition
Vuelta a Espana - Stage 18 - Bradley Wiggins (16th @ 7.42), Chris Froome (26th @ST), Ian Stannard (63rd @ST). Full results on Sky Procycling website.
Road: Tour de l'Avenir - Stage 4 - Simon Yates (3rd), Mark Christian (15th), Erick Rowsell (31st), Luke Rowe (69th), Scott Thwaites (70th), Tom Moses DNF. General Classification: Mark Christian top GB rider (7th @ 1.21). Full results and standings on UCI website.
Road: Profile Ladies Tour - Stage 3 - Katie Colclough (59th), Nicole Cooke (102nd).
Road: Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche - Stage 4 - Emma Pooley (6th @ 4.23), Catherine Williamson (20th @ 5.59), Sharon Laws (28th @ST), Lizzie Armitstead (31st @ST), Claire Thomas (34th @ 7.34), Penny Rowson (52nd @ 11.49), Lucy Martin (54th @ 14.47), Sarah Byrne (67th @ 17.20), Rohan Battison (72nd @ 20.10). General Classification: Emma Pooley (1st), Lizzie Armitstead (7th)

Weds 7
Road: Vuelta a Espana - Stage 17 - Heroic Display From Froome. Stage Result: Chris Froome (1st), Brad Wiggins (12th). General Classification: Froome (2nd @ 13 secs), Wiggins (3rd @ 1:41).  Full results on Sky Procycling website.
Road: Tour de l'Avenir - Stage 3 - Mark Christian (8th), Simon Yates (46th), Scott Thwaites (59th), Luke Rowe (66th), Erick Rowsell (68th), Tom Moses (94th). General Classification: Mark Christian top GB rider (8th @ 1.21). Full results and standings on UCI website.
Road: Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche - Stage 2 (Time Trial): Elizabeth Armitstead (3rd @ 0:00:07), Emma Pooley (4th @ 0:00:08) Stage 3: Emma Pooley (1st), Elizabeth Armitstead (2nd @ 0:02:25). General Classification after 3 stages: Emma Pooley (1st), Elizabeth Armitstead (2nd @ 0:02:11)

Tues 6
Road: Vuelta a Espana - Stage 16 - Stage Result: Chris Froome (13th @ 4 secs), Brad Wiggins (22nd @7 secs). General Classification: Froome (2nd @ 20 secs), Wiggins (3rd @ 51 secs). Full results on Sky Procycling website.
Road: Tour de l'Avenir - Stage 2 - Luke Rowe (13th), Mark Christian (19th), Simon Yates (36th), Scott Thwaites (44th), Erick Rowsell (47th) all at 0 secs behind stage winner Wouter Wippert (NED). Tom Moses 89th @ 14.02. General Classification: Luke Rowe top GB rider (12th @ 51 secs). Full results and standings on UCI website.
Road: Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche - stage 1: 2 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr); 7 Lucy Martin

Mon 5

Road: Tour de L'Avenir - Stage 1 - Luke Rowe (14th), Simon Yates (32nd), Scott Thwaites (35th), Mark Christian (38th), Erick Rowsell (79th), all at +26 secs on stage winner Moreno Hoffland (NED). Tom Moses (104th @ 5:22). Luke Rowe highest placed GB rider on GC (13th @ 51 seconds). Full results on UCI website.
MTB: Manon Carpenter: "I felt the pressure to become World Champion."

Sun 4
Road: Tour de L'Avenir: Prologue TT - Luke Rowe (20th @28.14 secs), Mark Christian (21st @28.51), Simon Yates (40th @41.43), Erick Rowsell (46th @45.09), Tom Moses (79th @56.17), Scott Thwaites (91st @1:02..04) Full results on UCI website.
Road: Vuelta a Espana - Stage 15 - Wiggins out of red, but Sky are still in the race as Froome goes second
MTB: UCI Mountain Bike World Championships - Hart and Carpenter take gold & Rachel Atherton takes silver.

Sat 3
Road: Vuelta a Espana - Stage 14 - Wiggins builds lead as challengers falter
MTB:  UCI Mountain Bike World Championships -  Cross-Country stars miss out

Fri 2
Road: Vuelta a Espana - Stage 13. Wiggins retains leader's jersey by 4 seconds from Nibali. Chris Froome 3rd on GC. Stage Result: Albasini wins, Wiggins (26th @ 1:33), Froome (37th @ 1:33) Full results on Sky Procycling website.
MTB: Phil Dixon: "Today was good for British mountain biking"
MTB: UCI Mountain Bike World Championships - Great result for Kenta Gallagher (26th) in U23 XC. Promising timed runs for British Downhillers - there was also a silver for Fionn Griffiths in the 4-Cross

Thurs 1
Road: Vuelta a Espana - Stage 11 - Chris Froome (29th), Bradley Wiggins (32nd). Wiggins remains in red leader's jersey, Froome remains in 2nd overall, 7 seconds behind. Full r