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.
|1||Samuel||Beckett||Wales Racing Academy||122|
|5||George||Peden||Team PB Performance||93|
|7||James||Jenkins||Richardsons Trek DAS||75|
|8||Zeb||Kyffin||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||74|
|9||Chris||McNamara||Nunn-Sigma Sport-London RT||66|
|10||Alex||Peters||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||65|
|12||Seb||Garry||Nopinz Motip Race Team||60|
|13||Finn||Crockett||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||60|
|16||James||Jobber||Kuwait Pro Cycling Team||52|
|19||Owain||Roberts||Wales Racing Academy||52|
|20||Jack||Freeman||Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT||49|
|21||Cameron||Biddle||Embark – Bikestrong||47|
|22||Euan||Woodliffe||Backstedt Bike Performance RT||45|
|24||Tom||Portsmouth||Mini Discar Cycling Team||45|
|25||Tom||Timothy||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||45|
|29||James||Harrison||Manx Viking Wheelers CC||40|
|30||Callum||Thornley||Wheelbase CabTech Castelli||40|
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.
|2||Leah||Dixon||Bianchi HUNT Morvélo||80|
|4||Lucy||Ellmore||Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen||65|
|7||Lucy||Lee||Team LDN – Brother UK||33|
|11||Kerry||Middleton||Team LDN – Brother UK||18|
|14||Bexy||Dew||Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen||11|
|15||Daisy||Barnes||Brother UK-Orientation Marketing||10|
|16||Corinne||Side||Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen||10|
|18||Hannah||Bayes||Saint Piran WRT||5|
|19||Sian||Botteley||Team LDN – Brother UK||3|
|20||Abigail||Cooper||Brother UK-Orientation marketing||2|
|22||Suzetta||Guerrini||Jadan – Vive le Velo||1|
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.
|Position||Nat A Road||Nat B Road||Nat A ind. stages||Nat B ind. stages|
Featured image: HPSource Media / The British Continental. Sophie Lewis (CAMS-Basso) at the Jock Wadley Memorial.