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Gifford Road Race: mini-preview and startlist

Startlist and route for the opening round of the men's Alba Road Race Series

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

The Scottish national road racing season begins this Saturday (19 March) with the 120 kilometre Gifford Road Race, one of four National B road races this weekend. Organised by the Edinburgh Road Club, the race forms round 1 of the men’s 2022 Alba Road Race Series, a five-round road race series supported by Scottish Cycling.

The route

The riders will take on nine laps of the Gifford circuit in East Lothian.

Contenders and startlist

65 riders are on the provisional startlist, including seven from a strong Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team, who boast Scottish pair Finn Crockett (who finished second in 2020) and Stuart Balfour, as well as former WorldTour man Harry Tanfield*. The team’s Zeb Kyffin won the last edition of the race in 2020.

Scottish National Road Race champion David Duggan rides, while 2019 Alba Series winner Cameron Richardson (RT23) will be looking to start the defence of his series title with a strong ride.

Our former journal contributor James Jobber, now riding for UCI Continental team Kuwait Pro Cycling, already has a week-long stage race under his belt in the Saudi Tour, and will want to better his fifth-place finish in the event two years ago. Matti Dobbins (RT23) caught our eye in 2021 and is another rider to watch, as is Saint Piran’s Michael Gill.

*Both riders have withdrawn from the race due to illness.

No.ForenameSurnameClub / Team NameCat
1AlexanderMacLeodDeeside Thistle CC2nd
2DavidOgdenDeeside Thistle CC3rd
3SeanGordondooleys cycles3rd
4AlastairMcNic01dooleys cycles2nd
5LiamScott Douglasdooleys cycles3rd
6GrahamHollingerDumfries CC3rd
7JackMooreEast Lancashire RC2nd
8HarryMustardEdinburgh RC2nd
9RossTurnerFietsen Tempo2nd
10JohnMacLeodHarts Cyclery3rd
11JamesJobberKuwait Pro Cycling Team1st
12LeeCuthbertsonMuckle Cycle Club2nd
13MaxKrasinskiPrologue Racing Team2nd
14FergusRobinsonRibble rechrg Race Team2nd
15StuartBalfourRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling1st
16WilliamBrownRibble Weldtite Pro CyclingElite
17FinnCrockettRibble Weldtite Pro CyclingElite
18RichardJonesRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling1st
19JackReesRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling2nd
20HarryTanfieldRibble Weldtite Pro CyclingElite
21TomTimothyRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling2nd
22MattiDobbinsRT231st
23AaronKingRT232nd
24CameronRichardsonRT231st
25MichaelGillSaint Piran1st
26CameronBrownSpokes Racing Team2nd
27KeirGaffneySpokes Racing Team2nd Jnr
28DanielKainSpokes Racing Team2nd
29MurrayLawsonSpokes Racing Team2nd
30CraigPatersonSpokes Racing Team3rd
31LeeRosieSpokes Racing Team2nd
32JacobSmithSpokes Racing Team2nd
33CallumThornleyWheelbase CabTech Castelli2nd
34HarveyStrohTAAP Cervelo2nd
35SeanTaylorTeam Andrew Allan Architecture3rd
36ArchieEllenThe Cycling Academy2nd Jnr
37AngusJoshiThe Cycling Academy3rd
38ElijahKwonThe Cycling Academy2nd Jnr
39CiaranMcSherryThe Cycling Academy2nd
40FinnMcHenryThe Cycling Academy2nd Jnr
41RyanBunyanTorvelo Racing2nd
42GavinDempsterTorvelo Racing2nd
43CorinHallidayTorvelo Racing2nd
44JedScottTorvelo Racing2nd
45MurraySoutterTorvelo Racing2nd
46MarkHansomTS Racing2nd
47SamKettlewellTS Racing2nd
48DanielSmithTS Racing2nd
49AndrewBruceVanelli-Project Go1st
50GregorMcArthurVanelli-Project Go2nd
51RichardMcDonaldVanelli-Project Go1st
52JamesMerryVanelli-Project Go3rd
53GrahamSmithVanelli-Project Go3rd
54SeanDelaneyVelocita Coaching Race Team2nd
55DavidLinesWheelbase CabTech Castelli2nd
56FraserMartinWheelbase CabTech Castelli1st
57TimShoremanWheelbase CabTech Castelli1st
58AlexanderBallZappi Racing Team2nd
59MatthiasBarnetZappi Racing Team2nd
60DavidDuggan1st
61HamishMacLaren3rd
62TomMerry1st
63NeilScott2nd
64JohnRussell05/032nd
65ConalDavidsonSpokes Racing Team2nd Jnr

Featured photo: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com – 10/08/2021 – Cycling – Tour Series 2021 – Round 2: Sunderland, England – Scotland’s Michael Gill.