Standings The B-side

National road race rankings: 14 March

Farley Barber continues to lead the men's national road rankings after four National B road races

The British Continental national road race rankings, updated following the Evesham Vale and the Jock Wadley Memorial road races on 13 March.

Previous update: 7 March.

Men’s national road race rankings

Farley Barber (Spirit Bontrager BSS Rotor) remains at the top of the men’s rankings thanks to his third top-ten performance in as many races at the Evesham Vale road race, where he finished 8th.

Primavera Road Race winner Samuel Beckett (Wales Racing Academy) is just three points behind after placing 7th at Evesham Vale. The two winners at the weekend, Yanto Barker (Le Col) and Seb Garry (Nopinz Motip Race Team) are now tied third with Perfs Pedal winner Damien Clayton (WiV SunGod).

#First nameSurnameTeamTotal
1FarleyBarberSpirit Bontrager BSS Rotor90
2SamuelBeckettWales Racing Academy87
3YantoBarkerLe Col60
=DamienClaytonWiV SunGod60
=SebGarryNopinz Motip Race Team60
6AngusHawkinsSpirit Bontrager BSS Rotor52
=SamuelPainterLa Tova52
=AlexandarRichardsonLe Col52
=OwainRobertsWales Racing Academy52
10CameronBiddleEmbark – Bikestrong45
=TomPortsmouthMini Discar Cycling Team45
=JosephReesEmbark-Bikestrong45
=EuanWoodliffeBackstedt Bike Performance RT45
14JackFreemanMeudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT43
15JoshuaPriceSpirit Bontrager BSS Rotor41
16OleBang-AndreasenLe Col40
17JamesHarrisonManx Viking Wheelers CC40
=JordanRetallackTeam 05/0340
19SamuelAskerRichardsons Trek DAS35
=EdwardMorganWales Racing Academy35
=WilliamRobertsWales Racing Academy35
22JordanPeacockSpirit Bontrager BSS Rotor33
23CamMcLarenNopinz Motip Race Team31
=GeorgeSmithPrimera-TeamJobs31
=EwanWarrenMid Devon CC31
26MatthewHoulbergMeudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT27
=MatthewLordHart Performance Coaching27
28ChrisMcNamaraNunn-Sigma Sport-London RT26
29DylanHumber-KellyJRC-INTERFLON Race Team23
=JamesJenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS23

Women’s national road race rankings

The women’s rankings will be updated after the Peaks 2 Day on 19-20 March, the first women’s National B road race of 2022.

How it works

The British Continental national road race rankings take results from National A and National B road races in the UK in 2022. Note the emphasis on road racing; results from circuit races and criteriums won’t count. And neither will points from Regional or UCI road races. The focus is deliberately narrow; we want to understand who has been performing in national-level road races in the UK across the season. And keeping it focused makes it easier for us to manage and update here at British Conti HQ.

Like any rankings system, this isn’t perfect. We aren’t pretending it will be a completely objective measure of road racing performance or ability. But we do hope it injects a bit of fun and helps create a bit of interest in national-level road racing this season, particularly at National B level.

The scoring system is very similar to the one used by British Cycling, with riders in the top 20 of races qualifying for points, with points also being awarded to stage winners.

Points Band1234
PositionNat A RoadNat B RoadNat A ind. stagesNat B ind. stages
1100603015
285522512
375452110
46640178
55835146
65131125
74527104
8392383
9342072
10291761
1125155
1221134
1318113
141592
151271
16106
1785
1863
1942
2021

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