Monday 23 April 2018

Junior Women's Giro and CCHackney Primavera 2 Cima -results

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018
Stage 3 action from the Junior Women's Giro at Great Thurlow

Glorious sunshine set the backdrop for two days of racing organised by CCHackney over the weekend. The second event in our annual Primavera circuit races was this year transported to Hoghill as the supporting races for the inaugural running of the Junior Women's Giro - round 2 of the new National Junior Women's road race series.

Stage 1 -Podium - Alanna 3rd , April 1st and Corinne 2nd.

Saturday was an early start for the Junior women with Stage 1's first rider off at 9am in a  technical 1 lap time trial clockwise round he Redbridge circuit finish up the alpine section. By keeping it so short we were looking for close time gaps for the overall and so it proved with only 37 seconds between the top and bottom riders. April Tacey - Team 22 -  took the honours in 3min 12 closely followed by Corinne Side - The Racing Chance Foundation - in 3.16 then Alanna Prior- Liv Cycling Club - Halo Cycles in 3.18 rounding off the first podium of the day. Results here.

U8s line up

The Primavera races then took place starting with the youth races, the under 10s raced round the bottom circuit whilst the under 8s raced on the top circuit. Eva Thompson - Ipswich Velo won the girls U8s with Ted Kent Baker - Hillingdon Slipstreamers winning the boys U8s. Anna Lloyd of Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club won the U10 girls with Leon Atkins riding for Hemel Hempstead winning the U10 boys. Results here.
u8 girls podium

u10 girls podium
u10 boys podium

u8 boys 2nd and 3rd

u8 winner

U12s in action

The under 12s were the first riders of the day to tackle the Hoggberg in the heat with Freddy Augburger winning for the boys and Bobbie O'Brien - Lvycc - being the first placed girl. Results here.

u12 boys podium

u12 girls podium

The under 14s were next up with a large field of riders it ended in a bunch sprint with Nathan Hardy winning the boys race whilst  Anoushka Minale - CCHackney - distanced the rest of the girls by some margin. Results here.
Under 14 girls podium

under 14s boys podium

u16 boys podium
The youth A under 16s race saw a break of two riders put some distance into the bunch with Jake Crossley of Colchester Rovers taking first from Harrison Powell - Lvycc in the sprint. Their rapid last lap meant they caught the girls near the top of the hill meaning the girls had to quickly react to the chequered flag going out with Tilly Malbon of Barking & Dagenham CC getting the win. Results here.
u16 girls podium

The seniors raced next with a large field for the 3/4 men's race a bunch sprint looked inevitable and so it proved with Nick Day - Team Milton Keynes - edging out Calvin Cheung - Hub Velo - and Joseph Kaye - Videre Race Team - for th podium spots. Results here.
mens 34 podium
In the women's race Alicia Speake of Team On Form took the win followed by Helen Ralson -Sigma Sport Threo then Helen McKay - les Filles. Results here.
Womens podium
Last up for the Primavera races was the men's 123. Colin Ward of Essex Roads moved clear on lap 5  but was reeled back in on lap 12. A trio took up the lead then from which Sam Christy of TAAP Cervelo moved away on 4 laps to go and though the bunch got nearer he took the win by 5 seconds from the bunch headed by Tim Torrie - Vitus Pro Cycling and Matt Holmes -Arotic-Tacx. Results here.
mens 123 podium
Stage 2 of the Junior Women's Giro followed. This time round Corinne Side took the initiative and broke away - at one point around 30 seconds up. She eventually won by 8 seconds to go first place overnight in the overall. Second on the stage was Kate Wootton for On Form with April Tacey finishing third. Results here.
Junior Womens Giro stage 2 action

Sunday and the racing moved up to great Thurlow - the locals love us up there as we always seem to bring good weather as the course and its surroundings looked fantastic in the bright spring sunshine. The first few laps of the course saw the bunch stick pretty much together then our overnight leader Corinne side punctured and the race began to split. April Tacey and Marie Lynn made the break with April proving the stronger and moving away. her gap got longer with each lap going up to around 4 minutes as the bunch looked at one another and didn't fancy the chase. April came in for a fine solo win then with Kate Wootton and Caitlin peters sprinting out of the bunch to take 2nd and 3rd.
This meant the overall podium went to April Tacey then Kate Wootton and Alana Prior. Full results here. BC report here. Junior womens photo galleries here and here.

 Thanks again to Alan and Susan Loveday from Thurlow Sports Club who made such a lovely spread of refreshments on Sunday. The refreshment donations totalled £112 on Sunday.  This amount twill be given to Addenbrookes Charitable Trust will be made on Wednesday when Susan commences five days radiotherapy on her chest

Winner stage 2 

Podium stage 2
Winner April Tacey and runner up Kate wootton with their prizes
from CCH sponsors Venerdi and Tad.
Feedback - "I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and all the helpers for running such a great event over the weekend. The glorious weather and beautiful surroundings it made a memorable weekend for us, not to mention April commendable win yesterday. I would certainly recommend this event to other junior riders should you choose to run it again."

"Thank you for sorting and thank you for a great weekend racing. "

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