Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly October 10, 2019

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1 min.
start line 10.10

Last week I had the pleasure of being involved in our judging panel to shortlist the candidates for Cycling Weekly’s annual awards. It’s always a fun thing to do, especially when you have excellent and knowledgeable judges like Brian Cookson, Colin Sturgess and Dani Rowe, but this year was different from the previous years I’ve been involved in. Last year we had a heated discussion over who the best male rider was because we had three British Grand Tour winners to choose from. While there was plenty of great riding this year, there weren’t so many achievements that stood head and shoulders above the rest and that meant we all had to look more closely at what these riders, across all categories, had done in the context of their own careers…

2 min.
muddy field puts himself in title contention

Bidding for his seventh consecutive National Trophy Series title, Ian Field proved that he is still on top form with a fine solo victory at a muddy round two in Cumbria. After placing seventh in the opening round last month, the 33-year-old from Kent gained the overall leader’s jersey after riding away from his rivals at the Westmorland Showground in Milnthorpe. The Neon Velo rider saw off the early challenge of the best under-23 domestic riders before taking over at the front along with Dutch rider Goose van der Meer. A dropped chain for van der Meer gave the five-time British champion a gap that he extended to 56 seconds at the finish. An epic battle behind in the gruelling and slippery conditions saw Irish national champion David Conroy round off the podium ahead…

1 min.
ellingworth wanted to keep dennis

Rod Ellingworth has said he wanted Rohan Dennis to stay at Bahrain-Merida, a week after it was announced the Australian’s contract had been terminated. The British coach took up the place of team principal at Bahrain-Merida at the beginning of the month, and with familiar faces such as Mikel Landa and Wout Poels arriving as new signings, Ellingworth will be looking to turn the team into one of the peloton’s powerhouses. However, Ellingworth counts the double time trial world champion that his team has parted ways with as a big loss, saying Dennis was definitely part of his plans going forward. “One thing I will say is I wanted Rohan to stay,” Ellingworth told the Telegraph. “He was definitely a part of my long-term plans so I’m disappointed at the way things have…

2 min.
monsal hill-climb winner disappointed not to break record

Last year’s winner Calum Brown defended his title in the 2019 Monsal hill-climb in Derbyshire on Sunday, but was left disappointed after missing out on the course record. The fastest time at the Sheffrec CC event — one of the biggest on the calendar with more than 200 riders taking part and many more spectators lining the 645-yard course — has been held by former pro Malcolm Elliott since 1981. Last year Brown, the 28-year-old B38-Cycles in Motion rider from Sheffield, went close to his record of 1-14.2 with a time just 0.3sec slower and made him the fastest rider up the hill in 37 years. But despite a tailwind for this year’s event Brown missed out on the record again with a time of 1.16.0, although he was fastest by 1.4sec, with…

1 min.
world champs medallist is ‘punishment braking’ victim

Lauren Dolan has said that the crash which left her hospitalised 48 hours after earning Great Britain a World Championships medal, was caused by “punishment braking” from a driver. The 20-year-old was riding in Devon days after forming a part of the team that claimed bronze in the inaugural World Championships mixed team time trial relay when the incident occurred. Devon Live reported that police were seeking witnesses following the incident which took place between Teignmouth and Dawlish. On social media Dolan, who was left with a broken collarbone, said: “A lot can change in 48 hours. Sunday 22nd, the best feeling I’ve had so far in my cycling career; 48 hours later, I’m lying in hospital, feeling completely devastated. She said they encountered a frustrated driver who could not pass them quickly. “To…

2 min.
the simple bed necessities

My dad owns a bed shop so I’ve got an inside contact for beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture at cost. By which I mean: at cost for my dad and the business but 100 percent discounted for me. When the bill comes after a family meal out, me and my siblings start patting our pockets pretending one of us is considering pulling out some cash, and I’ve done the same pocket-tap dance after several of my purchases from Archers Sleepcentre. Thanks, Dad. The consequence is I’ve been somewhat overly-casual in collecting beds and furniture. Last year I started renting an unfurnished house with three bedrooms, which I now share with one of my team-mates and a maniac we know called Megan. So I filled the place with beds and furniture and…