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2022 Newark Town Centre Races: startlists and mini-preview

Route, startlists, contenders and timings for the Newark Town Centre Races, 29 July 2022

The final round of the National Circuit Series takes place this evening with the first-ever running of the Newark Town Centre Races, organised by Chris Lawrence.

Featured photo: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com. 2022 National Circuit Series – Colne Grand Prix.

What is it?

A new National A circuit race in the centre of Newark. If forms the final of the  2022 National Circuit Series (round 5 for the men, round 4 for the women).

Circuit

The circuit’s epicentre is Newark’s Royal Market Square, which will be home to food stalls, music and race commentary; a good spot to hang out if you are watching the racing live.

The course takes on a number of streets around the town, including Kirkgate, Middlegate, Stodman Street, Castlegate, Lombard Street, Cartergate, Bridge Street and the Market Square, where a finish gantry will be erected.

Cobbles feature on what is a twisty, technical and fast circuit. This looks like an ideal course of small breaks or solo moves to go clear.

Contenders

The field for both races is small (under 45 riders at the time of writing), with teams and riders committed elsewhere at UCI races and the Commonwealth Games. But the racing shouldn’t be any less frenetic as a result.

In the women’s race, we are set for a fascinating finale to decide the individual winner of the National Circuit Series. Barnsley Town Centre Races winner Emma Jeffers (JRC-Interflon) starts with a one-point lead over former national circuit race champion Jo Tindley (Pro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen). Jeffers has a killer sprint, despite being on junior gears, but will up against the enormously-experienced Tindley, who has the backing of a strong team. Current national circuit race champion Josie Nelson (Team Coop-Hitec Products) is another prime contender. Lee Boon (Torelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar) has placed well in recent circuit series without ever quite getting the win. And it will be interesting to see how Alex Morrice (Team LDN – Brother UK) fares in her first National Circuit Series race after her impressive National Road Series debut (second at the Lancaster GP).

2022 National Road Series – Manx Telecom International Stage Race. Isle of Man Stage 1 Kermesse – Emma Jeffers of JRC Interflon Race Team taking the victory ahead of Sammie Stuart of Team CAMS Basso. Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

In the men’s race, it’s a question of whether anyone can challenge the all-conquering WiV SunGod team. Their squad includes the first three riders in the National Circuit Series standings: leader Jake Scott, Fort Vale Colne GP winner Rob Scott and Jim Brown. In a depleted field, Saint Piran and Richardsons-Trek may be the nearest challengers (think Tom Mazzone or Conor McGoldrick). Callum Thornley (Wheelbase CabTech Castelli) was fourth at the Fort Vale Colne GP and seems to be getting better race, while Alex Briggs (Tekkerz CC) is due a good National Circuit Series result.

Timings

The women’s race starts at 19.30 and will last around 50 minutes, while the men’s race begins at 20.30 and runs for a similar length.

How to watch

The race is being livestreamed here:

You can also grab live timings here

British Cycling will also be providing live updates on its social media channels.

Startlists

Women’s

BibFirst nameSurnameTeam
1SophieEneverAlba Development Road Team
2ArianneHollandAlba Development Road Team
3SophieLankfordAlba Development Road Team
4BethMaciverAlba Development Road Team
5ErinMurphyAlba Development Road Team
6KateRichardsonAlba Development Road Team
7EmmaSmithAlba Development Road Team
8VictoriaSmithAlba Development Road Team
9EllenBennettBrother UK-Orientation Marketing
10EllenInglisBrother UK-Orientation Marketing
11HopeInglis – JnrBrother UK-Orientation Marketing
12MadelaineLeechCAMS-Basso
13SophieThackrayCAMS-Basso
14JessicaFinneyCAMS-Basso
15BethMorrowCAMS-Basso
16KatieScottCAMS-Basso
17DanielleShrosbreeCAMS-Basso
18BeckyStorrieCAMS-Basso
19RosieAllenLoughborough Lightning
20FrancescaHallLoughborough Lightning
21AmberHardingLoughborough Lightning
22ChloeVickersLoughborough Lightning
23IsabelDarvillPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen
24LucyEllmorePro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen
25AmyGornallPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen
26MillieSkinnerPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen
27PoppyThompsonPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen
28JoTindleyPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli Bikes presented by Heidi Kjeldsen
29HannahBayesSaint Piran WRT
30MaddieGammonsSaint Piran WRT
31CharlotteGibsonSaint Piran WRT
32GwennoHughesSaint Piran WRT
33ElizabethSandersSaint Piran WRT
34CharlotteBerrySpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
35XanCreesSpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
36SamanthaFawcettSpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
37GabriellaShawSpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
38ErinAvillStorey Racing
39OliviaFrenchStorey Racing
40RebeccaRichardsStorey Racing
41LaurenHighamTeam LDN – Brother UK
42TiffanyKeepTeam LDN – Brother UK
43AlexMorriceTeam LDN – Brother UK
44ChloeBatesonTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar
45LeeBoonTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar
46AnnamarieLippTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar
47PhoebeMartinAWOL- O’Shea
48MaisyVasicAWOL- O’Shea
49LibbySmithsonAWOL Worx Galliard
50AlderneyBakerBIANCHI HUNT MORVELO
51NatashaReddyBIANCHI HUNT MORVELO
52SophieHolmesDatalynx-Parenesis Cycling
53EmmaJeffers – JnrJRC-INTERFLON Race Team
54AmyLoftus – JnrJRC-INTERFLON Race Team
55LaurenRobinsonMoonglu Race Team
56RobynClayOtley CC
57SarahBriggsRFDA
58AbbieTaylorSheffield Dirt Society
59JosieNelsonTeam Coop-Hitec Products
60JessicaHollowayTeam Watto-LDN
61ClaireCameronTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar

Men’s

BibFirst nameSurnameTeam
1AaronStoneRichardsons Trek DAS
2PeterCockerRichardsons Trek DAS
3AaronFreemanRichardsons Trek DAS
4ConorMcGoldrickRichardsons Trek DAS
5StevenParsonageRichardsons Trek DAS
6WilliamBjergfeltSaint Piran
7StephenBradburySaint Piran
8MichaelGillSaint Piran
9TomMazzoneSaint Piran
10JensonYoungSaint Piran
11JacobVaughanSaint Piran
12TravisBramleySpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
13BenChiltonSpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
14IsaacMundySpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
15FrederikScheskeSpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
16FarleyBarberSpirit BSS
17JoshHousleySpirit BSS
18GeorgeKimberSpirit BSS
19ThomasPriceSpirit BSS
20JoshuaPriceSpirit BSS
21MatthewEllisSRCT MUC-OFF
22ThomasLowtherSRCT MUC-OFF
23OliverMaxwellSRCT MUC-OFF
24HarryBirchillTeam Inspired
25RossBirrellTeam Inspired
26JackBroughTeam Inspired
27MattiDobbinsWheelbase CabTech Castelli
28MatthewFoxWheelbase CabTech Castelli
29FraserMartinWheelbase CabTech Castelli
30TomMerryWheelbase CabTech Castelli
31TimShoremanWheelbase CabTech Castelli
32CallumThornleyWheelbase CabTech Castelli
33TobyBarnesWiV Sungod
34MatthewBostockWiV Sungod
35JimBrownWiV Sungod
36DamienClaytonWiV Sungod
37RobertScottWiV Sungod
38JacobScottWiV Sungod
39JoshWhiteheadWiV Sungod
40ReeceWoodWiV Sungod
41GrahamBriggsClancy Briggs Cycling Academy
42AlistairSlaterClancy Briggs Cycling Academy
43JamesMcKayCycling Sheffield
44JacobBush – JnrFensham Howes – MAS Design
45GriffLewis – JnrFlandersColor Galloo
46CameronMcLarenNopinz Motip Race Team
47DanielShoobridgeNopinz Motip Race Team
48GaryFreemanOrwell Velo
49HugoLutz-AtkinsonRibble rechrg Race Team
50TiagoFougoStrada 2020
51NicholasCooperSweden Cycling Academy
52KieranRileyTeam PB Performance
53AlecBriggsTEKKERZ CC
54MarkLightfoot – JnrTofauti Everyone Active
55JosephSmith – JnrTofauti Everyone Active
56SamKettlewellTS Racing
57TobiasBartlettVelo Club Lincoln
58JosephBeckingsaleWales Racing Academy
59WilliamTrueloveWales Racing Academy
60WilliamSmith – JnrZappi Junior Race Team