Standings The B-side

National road race rankings: 22 March

Samuel Beckett and Becky Storrie are the leaders of The British Continental national road rankings after the weekend of 19-20 March

The British Continental national road race rankings, updated following the Wally Gimber Trophy, The Peaks 2 Day men’s and women’s races and the ERC Gifford Road Race on the weekend of 19-20 March.

Previous update: 14 March.

Men’s national road race rankings

19-year-old Samuel Beckett (Wales Racing Academy) moves to the top of the men’s national road race rankings after a busy weekend of action for the men. His 5th place added to his points haul from his Primavera Road Race win and his 7th at Evesham Vale.

Alex Richardson moves up to second from sixth after his Wally Gimber Trophy win, just ten points behind Beckett, while the previous leader Farley Barber (Spirit BSS) drops to third.

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.

George Peden (Team PB Performance) and Josh Whitehead (WiV SunGod) are among the new entrants in the top 30 after their top performances at The Peaks 2 Day.

#First nameSurnameTeamTotal
1SamuelBeckettWales Racing Academy122
2AlexandarRichardsonLe Col112
3FarleyBarberSpirit BSS108
4YantoBarkerLe Col105
5GeorgePedenTeam PB Performance93
6JoshWhiteheadWiV Sungod81
7JamesJenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS75
8ZebKyffinRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling74
9ChrisMcNamaraNunn-Sigma Sport-London RT66
10AlexPetersRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling65
11JordanRetallackTeam 05/0363
12SebGarryNopinz Motip Race Team60
13FinnCrockettRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling60
14DamienClaytonWiV SunGod60
15TobyBarnesWiV Sungod57
16JamesJobberKuwait Pro Cycling Team52
17SamuelPainterLa Tova52
18AngusHawkinsSpirit BSS52
19OwainRobertsWales Racing Academy52
20JackFreemanMeudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT49
21CameronBiddleEmbark – Bikestrong47
22EuanWoodliffeBackstedt Bike Performance RT45
24TomPortsmouthMini Discar Cycling Team45
25TomTimothyRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling45
26JoshuaPriceSpirit BSS41
27JensonYoungSaint Piran40
28OleBang-AndreasenLe Col40
29JamesHarrisonManx Viking Wheelers CC40
30CallumThornleyWheelbase CabTech Castelli40

Women’s national road race rankings

The first women’s National B race of the season – The Peaks 2 Day – now complete, we now have our first women’s national road race rankings of the year.

Unsurprisingly, the standings broadly mirror the GC positions from The Peaks 2 Day, with Scot Becky Storrie (CAM-Basso) sitting atop, 22 points clear of Bianchi HUNT Morvélo’s Leah Dixon. Nicole Coates (Torelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar) is third, while Lucy Ellmore (Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen) is the best-placed under-23 in fourth.

#First nameSurnameTeamTotal
2LeahDixonBianchi HUNT Morvélo80
3NicoleCoatesTorelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar67
4LucyEllmorePro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen65
6OliviaBentleyTorelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar44
7LucyLeeTeam LDN – Brother UK33
8AmyGrahamTeam Boompods31
9MonicaGreenwoodMacclesfield Wheelers28
11KerryMiddletonTeam LDN – Brother UK18
12HollyBreckTorelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar16
13EllenMcDermottTeam Boompods16
14BexyDewPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen11
15DaisyBarnesBrother UK-Orientation Marketing10
16CorinneSidePro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen10
17OliviaBentAWOL- O’Shea7
18HannahBayesSaint Piran WRT5
19SianBotteleyTeam LDN – Brother UK3
20AbigailCooperBrother UK-Orientation marketing2
21KirstieDrakefordHornsea Peloton1
22SuzettaGuerriniJadan – Vive le Velo1

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

Featured image: HPSource Media / The British Continental. Sophie Lewis (CAMS-Basso) at the Jock Wadley Memorial.