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RAV4 – Margam Park

RAV4 Mountain Bike Series, Cross-Country Round 2, Margam Park, South Wales
22/23 April.

Killeen Shines In Wet Wales

National Mountain Bike Manager, Simon Burney reports from a sodden South
Wales on Team Y2K’s progress. Highlight of the weekend was a fine ride by
Britain’s top junior, Liam Killeen.

“It was a tough day of racing in very muddy conditions for all riders. The
Team Y2K *(see note below) riders plus four Elite-Affiliates to the World
Class Performance Programme had just completed a very hard week of training
in preparation for the next World Cup races, which come together over the
next three weeks. Consequently, this race was not targeted for a
particularly high performance.”

“The Elite Affiliates Craig, Clarke, Lasenby, and Beckingsale were head &
shoulders above the rest of the riders, which shows their current fitness
level & ability. In contrast, the three U23 riders were all very tired so
Phil Dixon’s performance was encouraging. Ian Wilkinson flatted and Tim
Morley was content to finish the race competitively after four weeks off
with a broken shoulder. Alison Whitely (Physio) has worked well with Tim to
“repair” him quickly & Gary Foord has tailored turbo sessions for him to do
whilst off the road. Liam Killeen was impressive with a clear win in Junior
race; he had a 1min 45sec lead after the first 23 minute lap!! After two
laps he had 2mins 30secs and after 3 laps, over three minutes.”

“It was also good to see the team becoming a focus for spectators. This was
the first time all the Y2K Team had competed together in UK, and in their
new strip. Race commentators were regularly talking about the team,
especially Ian Wilkinson’s recent successes. As a final note, Caroline
Alexander did not compete. Her first race after injury will be World Cup in
Houffalize, Belgium next weekend.”

Killeen’s Quote
Most of the Y2K riders’ comments were unprintable due to the conditions.
However, Liam Killeen did manage to shake off the water long enough to say
this:
” It was a good workout and I felt strong; I pulled a muscle in my calf on
Thursday doing some interval training but had some treatment at the hotel
from Alison Whitely (Physio) last night and it was fine during the race
although it was sore afterwards. Alison treated it again after & we are
confident it will clear up in time for Houffalize, which is my first big
target of the season, in preparation for the Worlds”.

Elite Men and Women
In the men’s race it was good to see Nick Craig back on form after his
recent injury problems. He was pushed all the way by Barrie Clarke. Paul
Lasenby and Oli Beckingsale confirmed their good form as the “big four”
underlined their status as the only real contenders for Olympic places. With
places to be decided by performances in the first five World Cup races, the
next few weeks should produce some interesting races within races as the
World Cup resumes.

In the absence of Caroline Alexander, Louise Robinson took the opportunity
to prove that she too is a serious contender for an Olympic place with a
fine win. Following her silver at the Cyclo-Cross worlds, she has been in
good form throughout the spring. Tracy Brunger took a distant second place
ahead of Helly Hanson duo Sadie Parker and Rachel Pickett.

Notes
* Team Y2K is the domestic team for riders who are part of the Lottery
sponsored World Class Performance Programme (WCPP), and who ride
internationally for Great Britain. The WCPP is focused on improving
performances at World and Olympic level. In addition to the Y2K team
members, several Elite riders who are currently contracted to pro-teams are
also training with the team. These riders are known as Elite Affiliates to
the World Class Performance Programme.

RAV4 Mountain Bike Series
Cross-Country Round 2
Margam Park, South Wales 22/23 April
Results (top tens)

ELITE MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 02:01:58 Nick Craig DIAMOND BACK RACING
2 02:02:02 Barrie Clarke TEAM RALEIGH
3 02:03:25 Paul Lasenby MARIN
4 02:04:03 Oliver Beckingsale SCOTT UK
5 02:07:02 Ian Cuthbertson MERLIN/ROCK LOBSTER
6 02:08:35 Jamie Norfolk HELLY HANSEN/GIANT/MBI
7 02:09:51 Paul Oldham HELLY HANSEN/GIANT/MBI
8 02:10:14 Robin Seymour HELLY HANSEN/GIANT/MBI
9 02:10:46 Paul Redenlach RACELINE FLEXOUIT AUSTRALIA
10 02:11:01 Chris Young TEAM MARIE CURIE/PACE SAT TV
ELITE WOMEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 02:00:23 Louise Robinson STOURBRIDGE C.C.
2 02:08:20 Tracy Brunger TEAM Y2K
3 02:11:01 Sadie Parker HELLY HANSON/GIANT/MBI/AU
4 02:12:23 Rachel Pickett HELLY HANSEN/GIANT/MBI
5 02:14:35 Victoria Wilkinson TEAM MARIE CURIE
6 02:14:37 Beth Mccluskey GARY FISHER/IMBRC
7 02:19:46 Jennifer Wheatley GT BICYCYLES
8 02:35:45 Louise Stevens SCHWINN UK
EXPERT MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:45:46 Chris Minter PEDALON.CO.UK
2 01:46:07 Jamie Moston BRIXTON CYCLES
3 01:46:51 Shaun Snodden SRAM FACTORY TEAM
4 01:47:47 Jamie Newall EVANS RT
5 01:49:49 Mark Perry RALEIGH FACTORY RACING
6 01:50:18 Joe Armstrong MARSHALLS/HARO UK
7 01:50:53 Timothy Williams GT BICYLES
8 01:51:33 James Burton
9 01:51:46 Colm Mullen MTB ASS. OF DUBLIN/CYCLEWAYS
10 01:52:01 Thomas Randall BIANCHI/CYCLING TODAY
EXPERT WOMEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:42:52 Morwenna Laurie SCU
2 01:43:40 Sharon Baber HELLY HANSEN/GIANT/MBI
3 01:44:34 Rebecca Milbourn KONA / NIRVANA CYCLES
4 01:46:52 Louise Gale BH/BICYCLE WORLD
5 01:50:40 Deborah Wilkins TOTAL FITNESS
6 01:50:48 Bex Hopkins
7 01:52:29 Clare Judge PACE RACING
SPORT MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:25:20 Warrick Spence BIKEPARK
2 01:27:38 Neil Webb BRIXTON CYCLES/SPECIALIZED/TORQ
3 01:27:40 Scott Rose
4 01:28:08 Paul Holland ROCK & ROAD CYCLES/TEAM SOLENT MBC
5 01:29:33 Richard Phillips-Schofield
6 01:31:21 Ian Jenkins ABERGAVENNY RC
7 01:32:31 Jason Painton
8 01:32:48 Paul Wellicome EVANS RT
9 01:33:10 David Thorp MACCLESFIELD WHEELERS
10 01:33:31 Chris Ames TEAM BRISTOL-FRED BAKER CYCLES
SPORT WOMEN
POS TIME First Surname TEAM
1 01:15:30 Chloe Henderson BRIXTON CYCLES
2 01:15:41 Claire Paginton TOTAL FITNESS
3 01:18:36 Heidi Vincent
4 01:27:12 Sarah Black MERLIN CYCLES/ROCK LOBSTER
5 01:36:31 Marie Brown PETE/REID RACING/CAYGILL CYCLES
6 01:42:17 Jessica Faulkner LEICESTER OFF ROAD CLUB
MASTER MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:46:46 John Veness TEAM KONA/FORD FOCUS
2 01:46:57 Stephen Knight PEUGEOT406/MICHELIN/ENERVIT/M I RACING
3 01:49:09 Nick Ainsworth PRESTIGE CELLNET KLEIN RT
4 01:49:17 Ian Jeremiah CARDIFF J I F/CYCLOPAEDIA
5 01:49:25 Jake Stow PEARCE ENGINEERING
6 01:51:30 James Parker TEAM MARIE CURIE
7 01:51:54 Jeff Wherlock FRED BAKER CYCLE
8 01:51:59 Stuart Griffiths CLIMB ON BIKES
9 01:52:03 Roland Tilley XTREME
10 01:52:16 Ashley Goodwin TOTAL FITNESS
MASTER WOMEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:03:46 Belinda Flattery CHELTENHAM CYCLES
2 01:08:53 Gaynor Lea R.T. RACING
3 01:12:36 Sue Mcintyre TEAM BN3/MISTER BIKE
4 01:15:31 Jody Jones CHELTENHAM & COUNTY CYCLING CLUB
5 01:15:51 Katie Burgess OSCAR BRAVO
6 01:17:18 Doreen Fedrigo OSCAR BRAVO CC
7 01:21:19 Kate Wheeler R.T. RACING
8 01:36:32 Carol Tilley XTREME
VETERAN MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:22:11 Kevin Townsend R.T. RACING
2 01:23:55 Ian Wright
3 01:26:07 Dave Mcmullen KONA – FORD FOCUS
4 01:26:45 Roy Hunt ROCK LOBSTER
5 01:29:11 Duncan Stuart KESWICK MTB/SPECIALIZED
6 01:30:08 John Galway KESWICK MTB
7 01:30:37 Knud Juul-Jensen TEAM ZACO
8 01:31:15 Andrew Dickson MOSQUITO OFF ROAD TEAM
9 01:31:44 Peter Harris CYCLEWEB.CO.UK
10 01:32:02 Harry Smith N E A T
VETERAN WOMEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:11:48 Liz Slater BUILTH & DISTRICT CC
2 01:14:08 Janet Andrews-Mackay PRESTIGE/CELLNET
3 01:18:56 Karin Oakes GLADE CYCLING CLUB
4 01:28:57 Pat Hercberg BIKE BANK
5 01:32:27 Joan Murley NEAT
GRAND VETERAN MEN
POS TIME First Surname TEAM
1 01:26:31 Reg Haigh TEAM MARIE CURIE
2 01:27:25 Ian Jewell TEAM CORRIDORI/SPECIALIZED
3 01:32:21 Dave Froy EVANS CYCLES RT
4 01:35:15 Dave Lloyd DIDCOT PHOENIX
5 01:36:59 John Lloyd GT
6 01:39:35 Chris Waddup RALEIGH FACTORY RACING
7 01:42:08 Victor Barnett WELLAND VALLEY/ANC
8 01:47:42 Denis Brennan GARY FISHER/IMBRC
9 01:48:59 Patrick Buckney NORTH WEST MTB TEAM
10 01:56:02 Roger Price
SUPER VETERAN MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:06:48 Mick Ives M I RACING/PEUGEOT/MICHELIN
2 01:33:22 Jim Thomas PRESCOT EAGLE R.C.
JUNIOR MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:15:38 Liam Killeen TEAM Y2K
2 01:18:54 Lewys Hobbs PEUGEOT MICHELIN/MI RACING
3 01:19:12 Graham Martin KLEIN/LEISURE LAKES RT
4 01:20:19 Paul Lally RALEIGH FACTORY RACING
5 01:21:09 Dan Lawrence GT BICYCLES
6 01:21:24 Philip Spencer SRAM FACTORY RACING
7 01:22:15 Ryan Bevis TEAM SWHWINN UK
8 01:23:34 Tom Fowler PEARCE CYCLES RT
9 01:24:27 Barry Marples BUILTH WELLS CYCLES
10 01:24:54 Jordan Aveyard CYCLE FORCE 2000/GIANT
JUNIOR WOMEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 01:11:32 Hazel Wakefield SRAM FACTORY RACING
2 01:12:20 Katy Middlehurst SRAM FACTORY TEAM
YOUTH MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 00:52:29 Rob Spragg RED KITE CYCLES
2 00:53:22 Matthew Holliday RED KYTE CYCLES
3 00:53:43 Matthew Sinclair RALEIGH FACTORY RACING
4 00:53:44 Ashley Ford
5 00:54:05 Ben Oliver SINGLE TRACK BIKES
6 00:55:51 Steffan Wilson BIKETREKS, AMBLESIDE
7 00:55:53 Nicholas Charlton-Smith OFFSHORE SPORTS/WIGHTLINK
8 00:56:05 Darren Shephard RALEIGH FACTORY RACING
9 00:56:22 Lee Williams SCHMOO’S
10 00:56:38 Jonathon Dibble RALEIGH FACTORY TEAM
YOUTH WOMEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 00:31:38 Nikki Harris CYCLEWEB.CO.UK
2 00:32:12 Helen Darbyshire CYCLE FORCE 2000/GIANT
3 00:35:32 Clara Beard
JUVENILE MEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 00:27:06 Sammy Cotton TEAM GT HONDA
2 00:27:25 Thomas Juul-Jensen MI RACING/PEUGEOT
3 00:27:33 Ian Legg TEAM SENSIBLE BICYCLE COMPANY
4 00:28:45 Ian Bibby MOSSLEY CRT/PEDAL POWER
5 00:29:30 Andrew Bramham SEACROFT WHEELERS
6 00:29:45 Oliver Richardson CYCLEWEB.CO.UK
7 00:29:56 William Thompson CYCLES UNLIMITED
8 00:30:14 Jon Mozley CRATONI HELMETS
9 00:30:35 Mike Baker TEAM RALPHIES
10 00:31:03 Jamie Harris CYCLEWEB.CO.UK
JUVENILE WOMEN
POS TIME Name TEAM
1 00:33:18 Amy Hunt
2 00:33:39 Joanna Tindley
3 00:41:51 Louise Langworthy
4 00:42:51 Natalie Kitson TEAM GT BICYCLES
4 00:36:28 Sophie Johnson BH/BICYCLE WORLD



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