Rankings The B-side

National road race rankings: 7 April

Samuel Beckett and Becky Storrie continue to lead The British Continental national road rankings after the weekend of 2-3 April

The British Continental national road race rankings, updated following the RCR Fatcreations Men’s Road Race, the Alba Series – Spokes RT – Alford Road Race and the Danum Trophy on the weekend of 2-3 April. Note: only the provisional top ten of the Danum Trophy was available at the time of writing.

Previous update: 1 April.

Featured photo: Ian Wrightson

Men’s national road race rankings

20-year-old Samuel Beckett (Wales Racing Academy) continues his reign at the top of the men’s national road race rankings despite not racing last weekend, as he prepared for the Circuit of Ardennes (2.2) in France.

The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling took full advantage of his absence with two wins from three races. Finn Crockett took his third National B road race win of the season at the Alba Series – Spokes RT – Alford Road Race to close the gap to Beckett to just two points. At the other end of the country, his teammate Zeb Kyffin won the inaugural RCR Fatcreations Men’s Road Race at Goodwood, and now sits third, just one point further back.

Elsewhere in the top ten, Farley Barber (Spirit BSS) nudged himself up to 4th thanks to 8th place at the Danum Trophy, while Toby Barnes’ (WiV SunGod) victory in the same race propelled him up 14 places to 6th in the standings.

Josh Whitehead (WiV SunGod), Alex Richardson (Le Col) and Yanto Barker (Le Col all slip down having not raced a National B road race last weekend, while Joe Wilson (Dolan Ellesse RT) climbs into the top ten after finishing 4th at the Danum Trophy.

This weekend there is only one National B road race on the menu, the DAP CC Spring Road Race, which takes place near Beccles in Suffolk.

#+/-First nameSurnameTeamTotal
1SamuelBeckettWales Racing Academy182
2↑ 1FinnCrockettRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling180
3↑ 1ZebKyffinRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling179
4↑ 4FarleyBarberSpirit BSS131
5↓ 3JoshWhiteheadWiV Sungod121
6↑ 14TobyBarnesWiV Sungod120
7↓ 2AlexPetersRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling117
8↓ 2AlexandarRichardsonLe Col112
9↓ 1YantoBarkerLe Col105
=↑ 10JoeWilsonDolan Ellesse Race Team105
11↑ 6ChrisMcNamaraNunn-Sigma Sport-London RT93
=↓ 2GeorgePedenTeam PB Performance93
13↓ 3SebGarryNopinz Motip Race Team87
14NELeeRosieSpokes Racing Team83
15↓ 4DamienClaytonWiV SunGod80
16↓ 4EdwardMorganWales Racing Academy80
17NEJackCrookDolan Ellesse RT79
18↓ 5OwainRobertsWales Racing Academy79
19↓ 5CameronBiddleEmbark – Bikestrong78
20NEMatthewHoulbergMeudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT78
21↓ 6JamesJenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS75
22↓ 6JordanRetallackTeam 05/0372
23MatthewKingRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling67
24NEAndrewNicholsLifting Gear Prod- CyclesInMotion67
25NECiaranMcSherryThe Cycling Academy65
26↓ 8JosephReesEmbark-Bikestrong65
27↓ 6HarryTanfieldRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling60
28NEJudeChamberlainZappi Junior Race Team57
29↓ 7JamesHarrisonManx Viking Wheelers CC55
30↓ 6CameronMcLarenNopinz Motip Race Team54
=NEAdamMitchellCycling Sheffield54

Women’s national road race rankings

No women’s national road races took place last weekend, so the standings remain unchanged, with Becky Storrie (CAMS-Basso) in a commanding lead ahead of Lucy Ellmore (Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen) and Oliva Bentley (Torelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar).

There are no women’s National B road races again this weekend. The next national road race rendezvous is therefore the Coalville Wheeler’s Road Race on 17 April, which will form round 2 of the British Women’s Team Cup.

#First nameSurnameTeamTotal
1BeckyStorrieCAMS-Basso154
2LucyEllmorePro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen85
3OliviaBentleyTorelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar84
4LeahDixonBianchi HUNT Morvélo80
5NicoleCoatesTorelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar67
6IsabelDarvillPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen60
=MaryWilkinsonTeam Boompods60
8AmyGrahamTeam Boompods58
9KerryMiddletonTeam LDN – Brother UK53
10EmilyProudGrinta Coaching52
11DanielleShrosbreeCAMS-Basso50
12AliceMcWilliamBIANCHI HUNT MORVELO45
=SammieStuartTeam LDN – Brother UK45
14SianBotteleyTeam LDN – Brother UK43
15MonicaGreenwoodMacclesfield Wheelers41
16HelenRalstonPaceline RT35
17HollyBreckTorelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar33
=LucyLeeTeam LDN – Brother UK33
=CorinneSidePro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen33
20JessieCarridgeBrother UK – Orientation Marketing31
=MadeleineGammonsSaint Piran WRT31
22SuzettaGuerriniJadan – Vive le Velo28
23LucyHarrisLAKA Pedal Mafia RT23
24GabriellaHomerSaint Piran WRT20
=BethMorrowCAMS-Basso20
26CharlotteBerrySpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus17
27EllenMcDermottTeam Boompods16
28OliviaFrenchStorey Racing15
=ChristinaWiejakSaint Piran WRT15
30HannahBayesSaint Piran WRT14

How it works

The new rankings will 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