2023 National road race rankings | 14 June

A new leader emerges in the men's national road race rankings after nine National B road races last Sunday

Last Sunday was a day of regional road race championship events, There were an astonishing nine separate National B races last Sunday, as riders up and down the land competed for regional road race championship honours. With bags of points available, the weekend promised change at the top of The British Continental national road race rankings.

See more rankings data, race results and startlists on our ever-evolving stats hub here.

Previous update: 8 June

Featured image: Ellen Isherwood

Men’s national road race rankings

There were six regional National B road races for men last weekend, covering six regions and one nation (Wales).

The big news is that we have a new leader! James McKay (Cycling Sheffield) finished second at the North West and Yorkshire Regional Road Race Championships to score 52 points, enough to usurp erstwhile leader Alex Richardson (Saint Piran), who was a DNF at the Giles Ree Memorial road race.

Jenson Young (ROKiT-SRCT) did not race but remains third – and the top under-23 – 71 points adrift of Richardson.

Ollie Peckover (trainSharp Elite) helped to create one of the images of the season when he lost out to Matt King (X-Speed United) at the East Midland Regional Road Race Championships, bent over the bars in dejection as King exploded into celebration. A consolation of sorts for Peckover, though, is that he moves up to 4th in the rankings, from 7th, just 11th points behind Young.

Image: Emma Wilcock

Four other riders moved up inside the top ten after the weekend. Olveston Grand Prix winner Marinus Peterson (Kalas Motip) rose one place to 8th, thanks to 4th at the Welsh Road Race Championship. Ben Pease (Moonglu RT) continued his progress up the rankings, moving to 9th after a 3rd at the North West and Yorkshire Regional Road Race Championships. Jordan Giles (Primera-TeamJobs) rocketed from 19th to 10th with victory at the Swindon Wheelers Centenary Road Race. He now is tied with another top-ten new entrant, Will Truelove (ROKiT-SRCT), who was second at the Welsh Road Race Championship.

In the team rankings, Saint Piran still commands a huge lead over second-placed ROKiT-SRCT. There is a new team in at number three though, as Joseph Rees‘ victory at the Welsh Road Race Championship helped Kalas Motip RT to the team’s highest position all year, knocking Cycling Sheffield off the podium. In fact, Cycling Sheffield is down to 5th, with Embark Spirit BSS moving to 4th thanks in part to Dan Gardner‘s win at the Giles Ree Memorial road race.

This weekend we’ll see the longest National B road race in the calendar, the Upton 200, takes place in Yorkshire. A timely warm-up for the National Road Championships, the race contains a strong startlist, including new rankings leader McKay, Ollie Peckover, Marinus Peterson, Will Truelove, Ollie Wood (Unattached), Josh Whitehead (Cross Team Legendre) and Matt King.

There is an equally strong field at the London Dynamo Summer Road Race in Petworth, West Sussex. Alex Richardson heads the line-up, with Rowan Baker (London Dynamo), Jordan Giles, Sam Culverwell (Dolan Ellesse RT) and Conor McGoldrick (Richardsons-Trek DAS) among the names to watch.

Individual rankings

1 James McKaySeniorCycling Sheffield355
2 Alexandar RichardsonSeniorSaint Piran332
3 Jenson YoungU23ROKiT-SRCT261
4 Ollie PeckoverSeniortrainSharp Elite248
5 Rowan BakerU23London Dynamo231
6 Dexter Leeming-SykesU23Wold Top The Edge Pactimo214
7 Zeb KyffinSeniorSaint Piran212
8 Marinus PetersenSeniorKalas Motip Race Team206
9 Ben PeaseSeniorMoonglu Race Team197
10 Jordan GilesSeniorPrimera-TeamJobs185
= William TrueloveU23ROKiT-SRCT185
12 Oliver HurdleSeniorStolenGoat Race Team175
13 Huw Buck JonesU23Wales Racing Academy167
14 Jack CrookSeniorRichardsons Trek DAS163
= Samuel ClarkU23trainSharp Elite163
= Adam LewisSeniorSaint Piran163
17 George WoodU23Cycling Sheffield154
18 Daniel McDermottSeniorMoonglu Race Team151
19 Jack Rootkin-GrayU23Saint Piran148
20 Matthew HoulbergU23Embark Spirit BSS143

Team rankings

1Saint Piran1160
3Kalas Motip Race Team691
4Embark Spirit BSS674
5Cycling Sheffield602
6trainSharp Elite562
8Wheelbase CabTech Castelli409
9Wales Racing Academy404
10Moonglu Race Team394
11Ride Revolution Coaching374
12Richardsons Trek DAS327
13Wold Top The Edge Pactimo313
14Team PB Performance233
15London Dynamo231
16StolenGoat Race Team226
17TAAP Endura179
18Ribble rechrg Race Team165
19The Cycling Academy165
20Spokes Racing Team150

Women’s national road race rankings

There were three regional road race championship races for women at the weekend. With neither of the top two – Zoe Langham (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee) and Tammy Miller (Hutchinson-Brother UK) – in action, the door was ajar for near-rivals to overtake them.

Lucy Lee (DAS-Handsling) hit the bulls-eye with victory at the Women’s Tri-Regional Road Race Championships, a second National B road race win in as many weekends. Her 60-point haul moves her from 3rd to 2nd in the rankings, just 9 points behind Langham.

Monica Greenwood was 5th at the North East, North West & Yorkshire Regional Road Championship, meaning she remains in 4th but with the gap closed to Miller in 3rd. Junior rider Cat Ferguson (Shibden Hope Tech Apex) skips up to 5th from 6th after a podium in the same race.

Frankie Hall‘s (Loughborough Lightning) comprehensive win at the combined East and West Midlands road race moves her up to 6th from 10th, while Ruth Shier (Hutchinson-Brother UK) jumps into the top 10 (in 8th) after finishing 2nd behind Lee at the Tri-Regional.

Image: Emma Wilcock

A shoutout should go to Emma Jeffers (DAS-Handsling) too, who moves into the top 20 after winning the North East, North West & Yorkshire Regional Road Championship from a chaotic sprint.

The fascinatingly close contest at the top of the team rankings continues. Hutchinson-Brother UK stays at the top with a 27-point advantage. DAS-Handsling‘s double victory moves them to second. Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee, previously the closest challenger to Hutchinson-Brother UK, drops to 3rd, with the bulk of its squad enjoying a weekend of racing in Belgium.

There are no women’s National B events this weekend sadly. And with the National Road Championships taking place the following week, the next national road race event for women will be the Women’s British Team Cup Road Race, organised by Solihull CC, on 9 July.

Individual rankings

1 Zoe LanghamSeniorPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee293
2 Lucy LeeSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes284
3 Tamsin MillerSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK244
4 Monica GreenwoodSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes219
5 Cat FergusonJuniorShibden Hope Tech Apex216
6 Francesca HallSeniorLoughborough Lightning214
7 Bexy DewSeniorPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee183
8 Ruth ShierSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK182
9 Sammie StuartSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes169
10 Robyn ClayU23Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee167
11 Imogen WolffJuniorShibden Hope Tech Apex161
12 Jessica FinneySeniorAWOL – O’Shea160
13 Ellen McDermottSeniorTeam Boompods115
14 Charlotte Hodgkins-ByrneSeniorTeam Boompods115
15 Mary WilkinsonSeniorTeam Boompods114
16 Emily ProudSeniorLe Col Race Team105
17 Emma JeffersU23DAS – Handsling Bikes105
18 Lizi BrookeSeniorWahoo – Le Col101
19 Sian BotteleySeniorHutchinson-Brother UK97
20 Amelia TylerU23Alba Development Road Team96

Team rankings

1Hutchinson-Brother UK905
2DAS – Handsling Bikes878
3Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee772
4Shibden Hope Tech Apex535
5Team Boompods486
6AWOL – O’Shea284
7Wahoo – Le Col267
8Le Col Race Team224
9Loughborough Lightning198
10Loughborough University Cycling Club129
11Jadan Vive le Velo p/b Glasdon117
12Alba Development Road Team114
13Team Spectra Cannondale98
14Fenix-Deceuninck Development Team75
15University of Nottingham Cycling Club72
16LAKA Pedal Mafia RT65
17Liv Cycling Club – Halo Films65
18Southampton University Road Club64
19Brother UK-Orientation Marketing53
20University of Edinburgh Cycling Club52

How it works

The rankings take results from National A and National B road races in the UK in 2023. Note the emphasis on road racing; results from circuit races and criteriums don’t count. And neither do 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.

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PositionNat A RoadNat B RoadNat A ind. stagesNat B ind. stages

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