The British Continental national road race rankings, updated following the DAP CC Spring Road Race on 10 April.
Previous update: 7 April.
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.
|Pos||First Name||Last Name||Club||Total Time|
|1||Samuel||Asker||Richardsons Trek DAS||2.40.39|
|2||Matthew||Lord||Hart Performance Coaching||+7 sec|
|3||Steven||Parsonage||Richardsons Trek DAS||st|
|4||Barnabas||Purbrook||Sigma Sports | Cannondale RT||+16|
|5||Nathan||Hardy||Tofauti Everyone Active||+43|
|6||James||Jenkins||Richardsons Trek DAS||+1.53|
|9||Matthew||King||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||st|
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.
|1||–||Samuel||Beckett||Wales Racing Academy||182|
|2||–||Finn||Crockett||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||180|
|3||–||Zeb||Kyffin||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||179|
|7||–||Alex||Peters||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||117|
|9||↑ 12||James||Jenkins||Richardsons Trek DAS||106|
|10||↓ 1||Yanto||Barker||Le Col||105|
|=||↓ 1||Joe||Wilson||Dolan Ellesse Race Team||105|
|12||NE||Samuel||Asker||Richardsons Trek DAS||95|
|13||↓ 2||Chris||McNamara||Nunn-Sigma Sport-London RT||93|
|=||↓ 2||George||Peden||Team PB Performance||93|
|15||↓ 2||Seb||Garry||Nopinz Motip Race Team||87|
|=||↑ 8||Matthew||King||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||87|
|17||↓ 3||Lee||Rosie||Spokes Racing Team||83|
|18||↓ 3||Damien||Clayton||WiV SunGod||80|
|=||↓ 3||Edward||Morgan||Wales Racing Academy||80|
|20||↓ 3||Jack||Crook||Dolan Ellesse RT||79|
|=||NE||Matthew||Lord||Hart Performance Coaching||79|
|=||↓ 3||Owain||Roberts||Wales Racing Academy||79|
|23||↓ 4||Cameron||Biddle||Embark – Bikestrong||78|
|=||↓ 4||Matthew||Houlberg||Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT||78|
|25||↓ 3||Jordan||Retallack||Team 05/03||72|
|26||↓ 2||Andrew||Nichols||Lifting Gear Prod- CyclesInMotion||67|
|27||↓ 2||Ciaran||McSherry||The Cycling Academy||65|
|29||↓ 2||Harry||Tanfield||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||60|
|30||↓ 2||Jude||Chamberlain||Zappi Junior Race Team||57|
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.
|2||Lucy||Ellmore||Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen||85|
|4||Leah||Dixon||Bianchi HUNT Morvélo||80|
|6||Isabel||Darvill||Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen||60|
|9||Kerry||Middleton||Team LDN – Brother UK||53|
|12||Alice||McWilliam||BIANCHI HUNT MORVELO||45|
|=||Sammie||Stuart||Team LDN – Brother UK||45|
|14||Sian||Botteley||Team LDN – Brother UK||43|
|=||Lucy||Lee||Team LDN – Brother UK||33|
|=||Corinne||Side||Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen||33|
|20||Jessie||Carridge||Brother UK – Orientation Marketing||31|
|=||Madeleine||Gammons||Saint Piran WRT||31|
|22||Suzetta||Guerrini||Jadan – Vive le Velo||28|
|23||Lucy||Harris||LAKA Pedal Mafia RT||23|
|24||Gabriella||Homer||Saint Piran WRT||20|
|26||Charlotte||Berry||Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus||17|
|=||Christina||Wiejak||Saint Piran WRT||15|
|30||Hannah||Bayes||Saint Piran WRT||14|
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.
|Position||Nat A Road||Nat B Road||Nat A ind. stages||Nat B ind. stages|