Rider results

2021 Road Season

birmingham uni stage race
marinus petersen - 1st
travis bramley - 2nd

Saturday 16th October 2021

Both Marinus and Travis made the short trip to Birmingham to compete in the National B Stage race, including a Time Trial in the morning and a criterium in the afternoon. 

A strong showing in the Time Trial led to Marinus and Travis taking the top two spots on the overall, early in the day, before a 5th and 2nd respectively in the criterium, with little time gaps, ensured the overall placings. 

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nat rr series - overall
Isaac Peatfield - 4th/2nd(U23)
Toby barnes - 10th/4th(u23)

26th September 2021

Three top 10's, five top 20's, from three different riders, in three races. 
Two top 10's in the Overall & two of the top 4 in the U23 series. 

After a challenging 24 months for everyone, this set of results is something everyone at Loughborough Performance Coaching can be proud of. It's not come easy, it's not been without challenges, but not only the lads who took these results, but everyone else in this training group also, has helped to achieve these results. 

Furthermore, if we treated this single training group as a team for this series of races, they would have finished 2nd in the Overall Team standings, behind only Canyon DHB. For our first year supporting athletes in the Series, this is something to be hugely proud of. 

''It's a pleasure to witness the hard work these boys put in week in week out to achieve such lofty goals. There's likely to be bigger, better, goals for some riders in 2022, whilst some will be targeting the National Road Race Series, and we look forward to supporting them all again during this.''

-Phill Maddocks-
-Head Coach-

 

For full standings, please see the below link:

https://thebritishcontinental.co.uk/2021/09/26/national-road-standings-3/

welsh rr championships
marinus petersen - 1st

Sunday 19th September

It's been a very difficult 12 months for Marinus, spending much of the winter confined to a wheelchair after a serious injury and the rehabilitation from this. Never losing sight of the big picture, it was a joy for him to not only find the Welsh Champs added to the calendar, but it to be in his home area of Pembrokeshire, South Wales. 

Racing against a strong field, including a 7 man Wales Academy team, Marinus was able to ride away solo with a lap to go after finding a surprise gap between himself and the leading group. From here on, he stuck his head down and solo'd to the finish line to take his first National title in Cycling, to add to previous titles as a Youth in his early athletics career.

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''A result like this has been a long time coming for Marinus, and something we can expect to see more of in 2022. Still relatively new to road racing, he has plenty to learn, technically and tactically, but his desire his high and has the physiology to match. I'm sure there will be more Welsh stripes coming his way in the future, and maybe plenty more.''

-Phill Maddocks-
-Head Coach-

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/247211/Welsh-Road-Race-Championships

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GP de la tomate
Isaac Peatfield - 8th
alex haines - 15th

Sunday 12th September 2021

The 70th edition of this historic French race was held over 12 laps of a lumpy 12Km circuit around the town of Marmande. Both Alex and Alec were racing for their team; GSC Blagnac, whilst Isaac made the trip across the Channel to race his first Senior French Elite race. 

With the local team controlling the race, it was hard for anyone to make any meaningful moves despite their best efforts. Eventually, Isaac was able to get away in a small chase group, with Alex in a second group not far behind. 

Coming into the finish, Isaac was able to take 4th in his group for his first French Elite top 10, whilst Alex was 2nd in his group for a solid 15th place. 

''Isaac was interested in racing France in 2022 so there was no better trial of this interest then to get out and race an Elite level French race. Taking a top 10 in a different style of racing, in a different language, is testimont to Isaac's ability and flexibility to race on any terrain and any competition.''

-Phill Maddocks-
-Head Coach-

 

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.directvelo.com/epreuve/30843/grand-prix-de-la-tomate-2021

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Ryedale gp - nat a
toby barnes - 2nd
isaac peatfield - 8th

Sunday 22nd August 2021

A week on from Lancaster GP and the boys once again showing top form at the highest level of domestic racing. A final lap break saw Toby sprint out the win and lose by just half a wheel to former professional rider Alex Peters, with Ollie Rees finishing in 3rd.

 

Behind, Isaac attacked the peloton into the last few Km and was able to take 8th on the day, placing him as lead U23 rider in the Series. 

A phenomonal effort from both lads, two of the few riders in the top 10 who are either in full time education or have a full time job whilst still training and racing. 

''I knew after Lancaster that I could compete at the front of the race, but made sure to conserve more energy this time and waited for it all to kick off more on the last lap. I was able to position myself well throughout the race, and followed wheels until the decisive moments. This is certainly my best result so far on the road, and am really happy with that.''

''It was another strong effort from the lads and testimont to the hard work they both put in. Although there was nothing wrong with how Toby raced last week, being in the long break, it was good to see him reflect on his race, understand how to potentially improve his tactics and then implement that for his first Premier Calendar podium. One of many more to come I'm sure.''

-Phill Maddocks-
-Head Coach-

 

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/242488/The-Ryedale-Grasscrete-Grand-Prix

tour des landes
alex haines - 4th/1st(U23)

27th-29th August 2021

Over in France, Alex competed in the 3 stage Tour des Landes in the Aquitaine region. The race consisted of a short town centre prologue before two point to point stages over flat to rolling terrain. 

A stage that Alex was targeting, the short prologue was tight and extremely fast around the town of Dax. A strong ride placed Alex in 6th position, just 4 seconds from the lead going into the following days stages. 

A large bunch finish faced the riders on stage 2, where Alex was able to stay safe after some late moves, and come home in 12th position, keeping the overall jersey in sight. 

In stage 3 Alex made sure he made the final selection of 18 riders, sprinting it out for the win as it came to the line and finishing in 4th place on the day. 

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This placed Alex in 4th position overall and first young rider, just 1 second off the yellow jersey. A strong few days for Alex as he continues his path in France. 

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.directvelo.com/epreuve/31822/tour-des-landes-2021

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Tour series round up
toby barnes - 5th/14th
Josh Price - 14th/16th

8th August-12th August 2021

This week saw the very reduced UK Tour Series return for 2021. With just three rounds in the 2021 series, it would need to be a steep learning curve for both Toby and Josh, Josh making his first Tour Series starts since 2019 and Toby making his first appearances at the event. 

Both lads found their way in Round 1 at Guisborough with top 30 finishes, but the hunger and ability for more was clearly there. 

Heading to Sunderland for Round 2, the course looked like it would suit a large bunch finish, however Toby was able to start the move that would result in the winning break. A small break of 9 riders, including Toby, were then able to stay away to the finish, with a strong 5th place result  in the finalé.

The final race in Castle Douglas proved the hardest of the three, with Canyon and Ribble fighting for the overall victory. Both Josh and Toby made the front group of around 20 riders and battled hard for a well earned 14th and 16th places, rounding off a solid Tour Series, but with bigger ambitions for the 2022 Series.

''As a group we put in a lot of homework and classroom time after the relative disappointments from Otley and Ilkley. We knew the form was there for both Josh and Toby to be mixing it at the front of these fields, but there's a lot more than just form when it comes to racing such technical, tight and fast circuits. This clearly paid off with multiple top 15 places and the excellent top 5 for Toby.''

-Phill Maddocks-
-Head Coach-

 

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/244795/Tour-Series-Sunderland

Lancaster GP - Nat a
isaac peatfield - 4th

Sunday 15th August 2021

Lancaster played host to the first of three rounds of the 2021 HSBC National Road Race Series. A renowned hilly circuit over 160Km would be the first real test many of the domestic riders would have faced for over 12 months. 

Toby was the main animator of the day, going away early solo before being joined by Jacob Scott. This gave the opportunity for Toby's Crimson team mates to have an easier time in the peloton and wait for the finalé. Coming into the last lap, Toby and Jacob were caught by a counter move, including Isaac, which was to be the decisive move. Striking out on the final climb to the finish, Isaac was able to take 4th place in his Premier Calendar event debut. 

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“I'm really pleased with this race and the form I've come into it with, all things considered. A lot of time and sweat has been poured out over the turbo over the last 6 weeks and it's now paid off. I hope to keep this form for the remaining Nat A races and challenge for the U23 overall title.”

-Isaac Peatfield-

''Only 6 weeks ago Isaac broke his elbow whilst out training and has had a remarkable recovery to just be on the start line for this race. To see the effort he has put in behind the scenes to be in this kind of shape after this injury has been truly humbling. As a coach, I couldn't have asked more from Isaac over this period, and it's great to see it pay off. 

-Phill Maddocks-
-Head Coach-

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/242956/Lancaster-Grand-Prix

rider results

loughborough cycling festival - nat b crit
toby barnes - 1st

Monday 31st May 2021

Racing on home roads at Loughborough University, Toby rode a criterium masterclass, showing why he is an International level cyclist. Breaking away solo on lap 3, Toby built up a 60 second lead on the rest of the field and kept this for the entire 75 minutes worth of racing. A course built for criterium, or perhaps even cyclocross, riders with plenty of elevation gain and a mix of fast and slow 90 degree corners, it proved a challenge to the entire field, with only around 20 riders remaining in the main peleton, all chasing the lone leader. 

This result was even more special as was organised by our own Head Coach; Phill Maddocks, in conjunction with Loughborough University

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“I went on the attack on lap 3, kind of hoping to force a small group clear, but when I looked behind and saw I had a gap I just kept pushing. It was special to be essentially at my home race here at the University and to have the amount of support we did. Was also special to get my first win for the new team and be able to wear these new colours with pride.”

-Toby Barnes-

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/237289/Loughborough-Cycling-Festival-incorporating-National-Youth-Series

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Big dogs return to racing
isaac peatfield - 5th

Sunday 23rd May 2021

This weekend saw the UK's return to National level racing. Organised by Giles Pidcock, an extremely talented field came together to celebrate the return to racing over a hilly 55 mile race in the heart of Yorkshire. 

The hard work our group had put in over the winter months was shown right from the off-set with Isaac getting in the winning move and taking an impressive 5th place from a strong group. The race was won in a tight group sprint by Theodor Obholzer with noticeable ex Team Sky rider, Alex Peters, in second. 

Toby Barnes also made his return to road racing after an impressive cyclocross season finishing in 14th.

''It's comforting to see the lads hard work over the very long winter, has delivered them in decent shape for the new road season, especially against such tough competition. More importantly, it's really positive to see this return to National level racing and we thank Giles and his team for working alongside British Cycling to get the ball rolling. Here's hoping a more normal season ahead in 2021 with plenty of opportunities for riders to showcase their talents.''

-Phill Maddocks-
-Head Coach-

 

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/240454/Link-my-Ride-Return-to-Racing-for-Big-Dogs-

Merlin Cycles CTT Classic Circuit Series Round One Travis Bramley – 5TH

Friday 2nd April 2021

Kicking off his 2021 season with his new team (Nopinz Motip Race Team), coached rider Travis Bramley took to the start line of the first round of the Merlin Cycles CTT Classic Circuit Series on Good Friday. Being one of the first races of the year this event attracted a strong field of riders, including a number of GB Senior Academy riders. Travis paced his effort well over the 22-mile sporting course, finishing 5th place with a time of 45:42. Team Bottrill’s Phill Williams took the win in 43:36. A strong start to the season for Travis, where he hopes to build on this result and impress in both road and TT throughout 2021. 

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Photo: Paul Lawton (BNECC)

“I was happy to go one better than my seeded position to finish fifth, a handful of seconds behind GB Academy rider Will Tidball and a minute or so off the win. With it being my first race of 2021, I’m confident that my pacing, race-specific fitness and position on the bike can only improve from here on in.”

-Travis Bramley-

 

“This was a very promising start for Travis in his first race of the season, finishing high up in a strong field of riders. We knew before the race that Travis had progressed well over the winter months, and it is nice to have this translated into a strong performance on race day. It is now time to put together the finishing touches in preparation for the start of the road racing season alongside the time trials.”

-Ifan Roberts-

-Endurance Coach-

For full results, please see the below link:

https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-results/22025#anchor