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Banbury Star Women’s Road Race: report and results

Results from the first 'in real life' round of the 2021 British Women's Team Cup, 23 May 2021

The B-side: a closer look at National B road racing

Junior rider Flora Perkins (VC Londres) took what must be the biggest win of her young career so far on Sunday at the Banbury Star Women’s Road Race. Perkins’ victory came after beating Danielle Shrosbree (Team Brother UK – LDN) in a two-up sprint after a tough, selective day of racing.

The second National B road race – and the first ‘in real life’ round of the 2021 British Women’s Team Cup – began with an early crash, which forced a number of retirements. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. This led to a leading group of 21 riders being formed, still together as the race headed into the final lap of the three.

The final ascent of Edgehill gradually split the leading group and then on the final short climb to the finish, Perkins and Shrosbree opened up a gap that they would keep to the line. Ten seconds further back was Nicole Coates (Torelli-Assure-Cayman Islands-Scimitar) in third, with our journal contributor Charliiy Berry (Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen) a further 15 seconds back, the first of a bunch of 9 riders.

Jasmine Jones (Bianchi Dama) and Frankie Hall (Loughborough Lightning – TRG) underlined their good form by finishing in the top ten of a National B road race for the second weekend in a row, following their strong results at the Halesowen A&CC road race.

Featured photo: Huw Williams


1FloraPerkinsVC Londres
2Danielle ShrosbreeTeam LDN
3Nicole CoatesWeston Homes-Torelli-Assure
4Charlotte BerryPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen
5LucyEllmoreCrimson Orientation Marketing RT
6JasmineJonesBianchi Dama 
7FrancescaHallLoughborough Lightning – TRG
8HollyMacMahonBianchi Dama 
9HannahLancasterLoughborough Lightning – TRG
10ChristinaWiejakSaint Piran WRT
11BexyDewSaint Piran WRT
12EllaMaclean-HowellTofauti Everyone Active
14MelissaGreavesCrimson Orientation Marketing RT
15RuthShierTeam LDN – Brother UK
16SianBotteleyBrother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm 
17PoppyThompsonPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen
18GemmaSargentSaint Piran WRT
19FrancescaCuttsTeam LDN – Brother UK
20PollyBurgeJadan – Vive le Velo
21AmyGornallPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen
23RoseMcGovernCowley Road Condors
25RebeccaHairMagspeed Racing 
26RebeccaKearneyWill Houghton Racing Team
27GraceCastleTofauti Everyone Active
29EmmaJeffersJRC-Shutt-Ridley Race Team
30KerryMiddletonTeam LDN – Brother UK
31MateaDeliuTeam Watto-LDN
32AnnabelRamsayJRC-Shutt-Ridley Race Team
33Laura PittardBrother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm 
34Daisy MayBarnesBrother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm 
35Emma JaneHornsbyVC Londres
36GabriellaNordinTW1 Racing
37LuciaBrutonSaint Piran WRT
40Roisin LallyWeston Homes-Torelli-Assure
41VictoriaStrilaTW1 Racing
42RachelJenkinsCowley Road Condors
44Amber Junker VC Londres
DNFMolliKeenorJRC-Shutt-Ridley Race Team
DNFAlderneyBakerLoughborough Lightning – TRG
DNFIsabelleEllisWeston Homes-Torelli-Assure
DNFDebraKelsallTeam Watto-LDN
DNFAliceLethbridgeWeston Homes-Torelli-Assure
DNFKristenLovelockCowley Road Condors
DNFHeatherMayerTeam Watto-LDN
DNFTamalaMcGeeTW1 Racing
DNFNatashaReddyBianchi Dama 
DNFEllaRoperAbingdon Race Team
DNFCorinneSidePro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen
DNFIleiaSpyropoulouWill Houghton Racing Team
DNFBeckyStorrieBrother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm 
DNFChloeVickersLoughborough Lightning – TRG
DNFMaryWilkinsonCrimson Orientation Marketing RT
DNFLibby SmithsonAwol