Firstly a huge THANK YOU to everyone for such a great evening on Friday in Barnstaple! From Spectators to Sponsors to Riders and last but not least the Volunteers this truly was a special event so well done and thank you!
We want to be back next year bigger and better. If you want to be involved or would like to Sponsor the 2013 Barnstaple Criterium it is not too early to get in touch via the contact page.
Thank you to our sponsors for making this all possible this year.
Barnstaple Town Council
Whiddon Valley Engineering
Barnstaple Town Centre Management
No Sweat Outdoors
Perrins Chartered Accountants
The Clinic , Castle Street / Sportbalance.com
Coach Joe Beer
Top Town Printers
And now finally the results.
Youth A – Under 16:
1st Jacob Board – CS Dynamo
2nd Rob Hogg – (no club)
3rd Sean Henderson – North Devon Wheelers-Southfork
Youth B – Under 14:
1st Ryan White – 1st Chard Wheelers
2nd Alex Ford – Taw Velo
3rd - Dylan Smith – Taw Velo
Youth A / B Prime Prize 1 – Rob Hogg
Youth A / B Prime Prize 2 – Rob Hogg
Youth C – Under 12:
1st Evan Rouse – North Devon Wheelers-Southfork
2nd Isaac Rowe – North Devon Wheelers-Southfork
3rd Freddie Smith – Taw Velo
Youth D – Under 10:
1st Lewis Ross – Taw Velo
2nd Isaac Clarke – Taw Velo and Oliver Stone – (no club)
3rd Sam Roderick - (no club)
Youth E – Under 8:
1st Magnus Larson – 1st Chard Wheelers
2nd Ed Selwood – Mid Devon CC
3rd Oliver Ross – Taw Velo
1st Adele Martin – GB Cycles.co.uk
2nd Wiebke Rietz – 1st Chard Wheelers
Cat 3 / 4:
1st Steve Sage – North Devon Wheelers-Southfork
2nd Adam Sainsbury – Exeter Wheelers
3rd Simon Odgen – North Devon Wheelers-Southfork
4th Martin Crocker – SouthforkRacing.co.uk
5th Myles Gerrard – SouthforkRacing.co.uk
6th Stacey Bray – Pave Velo
7th Nick Helsing – Exeter Wheelers
8th Lee Hayward – (no club)
9th Nick Butler – SouthforkRacing.co.uk
10th Oliver Hurrell – CS Dynamo
Cat 3 / 4 Prime Prize 1 – Simon Ogden
Cat 3 / 4 Prime Prize 2 – Martin Crocker
Cat 3 / 4 Prime Prize 3 – Myles Gerrard
Cat 3 / 4 Prime Prize 4 -
Cat Elite / 1 / 2:
1st James Williams – Primal Europe Powered by RUTraining.co.uk
2nd Henry Benning – SouthforkRacing.co.uk
3rd George Pym – Exeter Wheelers
4th Blake Pond – SouthforkRacing.co.uk
5th Pete Vincent – Mid Devon CC
6th Pete Haworth - Primal Europe Powered by RUTraining.co.uk
Combativity Special Award:
Kelvin Price - i Ride
Cat E / 1 / 2 Prime Prize 1 – James Williams
Cat E / 1 / 2 Prime Prize 2 – Blake Pond
Cat E / 1 / 2 Prime Prize 3 – Henry Benning
Cat E / 1 / 2 Prime Prize 4 – James Williams
Disclaimer - Please note these results are 'best I can do' as I've had to work from finish line notes rather than the official results sheets - if there are any errors please accept my apologies and we'll be happy to correct them.
BC does have the correct results set.
We'd love to provide complete results sets for all riders with chip timing but this simply wasn't possible within this years budget - if you'd like to help out and sponsor this aspect next year we'd love to hear from you!
THANK YOU and SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
What is Criterium Bike Racing?
A Criterium bike race is essentially racing around a small, (1 -2km) circuit usually within the confines of a town centre. Each race is usually no longer that 1 hr plus one lap. Punctuated throughout the hour are “Sprint Laps” in which riders sprint to cross the start finish line first, each sprint carries a price normally donated by a local business, in France and Belgium, the home of this style of racing sprint prices have been known to include cars, white goods, baskets of fruit and veg or even the riders weight in wine or beer!
This type of racing is very attractive to spectators as on a small circuit they get to see the riders in very close proximity and repeatedly over the duration of the race, the addition of sprint laps, and the very high speeds around tight corners makes for lots of thrills and seldom a dull moment, this is undoubtedly the most accessible form of bike racing available.