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National road race rankings: 10 April

Round-up from the DAP CC Spring Road Race and the latest national road race rankings update

The British Continental national road race rankings, updated following the DAP CC Spring Road Race on 10 April.

Previous update: 7 April.

Featured photo: HPSource Media / The British Continental. Sam Asker (Richardsons Trek DAS) drives the lead group at the 2022 Jock Wadley Memorial.

Men’s national road race rankings

DAP CC Spring Road Race round-up

Only one national road race took place this weekend, the DAP CC Spring Road Race (National B), which took place near Beccles in Suffolk. In a field which included UCI Continental riders, including Matthew King (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) and Jake Crossley (Saint Piran), it was elite team Richardsons-Trek DAS who took the plaudits.

The team’s 21-year-old Samuel Asker took his first win in a National B road race, finishing 7 seconds ahead of Matthew Lord (Hart Performance Coaching) and Asker’s teammate Steven Parsonage. It continues a fine start to the season for Asker, who was 5th at the Jock Wadley Memorial and 3rd at the March Hare Classic won by Rory Townsend. 18-year-old Lord is another rider who has impressed this season; he was 7th at the Jock Wadley, marking the first-year under-23 as one to watch as the season progresses. Our journal contributor Nathan Hardy (Tofauti Everyone Active) was the top junior in 5th.

PosFirst NameLast NameClubTotal Time
1SamuelAskerRichardsons Trek DAS2.40.39
2MatthewLordHart Performance Coaching+7 sec
3StevenParsonageRichardsons Trek DASst
4BarnabasPurbrookSigma Sports | Cannondale RT+16
5NathanHardyTofauti Everyone Active+43
6JamesJenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS+1.53
8JamesAmbrose-ParishTAAP Cervelo+2.16
9MatthewKingRibble Weldtite Pro Cyclingst
10TimothyLynchLondon Dynamost

Rankings latest

The top of the rankings remains relatively unchanged, with few of the top ten competing in national road races this weekend. 20-year-old Samuel Beckett (Wales Racing Academy) remains atop, with the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling pair of Finn Crockett and Zeb Kyffin 2nd and 3rd respectively.

James Jenkins (Richardsons-Trek DAS) is the big mover, rising 12 places having finished 6th at the DAP CC race. Race winner Asker is a new entry in 12th place, as is 2nd-placed Lord, who now sits 21st.

This weekend sees the start of the new Under-23 Men’s National Road Series (17 April). Look out for a full preview of the race on The British Continental. We’ll also be reporting from the race, so check our social media channels for coverage.

#↑/↓First nameSurnameTeamTotal
1SamuelBeckettWales Racing Academy182
2FinnCrockettRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling180
3ZebKyffinRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling179
4FarleyBarberSpirit BSS131
5JoshWhiteheadWiV Sungod121
6TobyBarnesWiV Sungod120
7AlexPetersRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling117
8AlexandarRichardsonLe Col112
9↑ 12JamesJenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS106
10↓ 1YantoBarkerLe Col105
=↓ 1JoeWilsonDolan Ellesse Race Team105
12NESamuelAskerRichardsons Trek DAS95
13↓ 2ChrisMcNamaraNunn-Sigma Sport-London RT93
=↓ 2GeorgePedenTeam PB Performance93
15↓ 2SebGarryNopinz Motip Race Team87
=↑ 8MatthewKingRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling87
17↓ 3LeeRosieSpokes Racing Team83
18↓ 3DamienClaytonWiV SunGod80
=↓ 3EdwardMorganWales Racing Academy80
20↓ 3JackCrookDolan Ellesse RT79
=NEMatthewLordHart Performance Coaching79
=↓ 3OwainRobertsWales Racing Academy79
23↓ 4CameronBiddleEmbark – Bikestrong78
=↓ 4MatthewHoulbergMeudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT78
25↓ 3JordanRetallackTeam 05/0372
26↓ 2AndrewNicholsLifting Gear Prod- CyclesInMotion67
27↓ 2CiaranMcSherryThe Cycling Academy65
=↓ 2JosephReesEmbark-Bikestrong65
29↓ 2HarryTanfieldRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling60
30↓ 2JudeChamberlainZappi Junior Race Team57

Women’s national road race rankings

For the second weekend in a row, there were no women’s national road races, so the standings remain unchanged. Becky Storrie (CAMS-Basso) still has a commanding lead ahead of Lucy Ellmore (Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen) and Oliva Bentley (Torelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar).

Road racing resumes this weekend, however, with the Coalville Wheeler’s Road Race on 17 April, which will form round 2 of the British Women’s Team Cup.

#First nameSurnameTeamTotal
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
=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
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