With the inaugural Trofeo Terrington completed last weekend, and with the full results for the previous weekend’s Andrews Trophy also now in, we have a fresh set of national road race rankings for you.
Previous update: 3 August
Featured image: Adam Wright
Men’s national road race rankings
The headline in the men’s rankings is the leader James McKay (Cycling Sheffield) has extended his lead after finishing second at the Trofeo Terrington. Saint Piran’s Alex Richardson, remains 2nd despite not having raced since June, but he is now 75 points behind McKay.
Zeb Kyffin (Saint Piran) and Jenson Young (ROKiT-SRCT) are also non-movers in 3rd and 4th, while Adam Lewis (Saint Piran) jumps to 5th from 15th thanks to third place at the Trofeo Terrington. Beyond this there was no real change, just a few shuffles here and there, the most notable being Ollie Hurdle (StolenGoat RT), who nudged up one spot to 8th thanks to top 20 placings at the Andrews Trophy and the Trofeo Terrington.
Lewis’ podium at the Trofeo Terrington helped to extend Saint Piran’s surely insurmountable lead in the team rankings. Non-scoring ROKiT-SRCT remains in 2nd team but the teams behind have closed the gap, with 3rd-placedEmbark Spirit BSS just 75 points behind now. Cycling Sheffield and Kalas Motip RT continue to round out the top five.
There are no men’s national road races this weekend. The Clive Tilley Memorial stage race (18-20 Aug, Nat B) and the Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix (20 Aug, Nat A) are the next national races on the calendar.
|1||James McKay||Senior||Cycling Sheffield||407|
|2||Alexandar Richardson||Senior||Saint Piran||332|
|3||Zeb Kyffin||Senior||Saint Piran||312|
|5||Adam Lewis||Senior||Saint Piran||253|
|6||Rowan Baker||U23||London Dynamo||251|
|7||Ollie Peckover||Senior||trainSharp Elite||248|
|8||Oliver Hurdle||Senior||StolenGoat Race Team||245|
|10||Ben Pease||Senior||Moonglu Race Team||237|
|11||Jack Rootkin-Gray||U23||Saint Piran||223|
|12||Daniel McDermott||Senior||Moonglu Race Team||222|
|14||Dexter Leeming-Sykes||U23||Wold Top The Edge Pactimo||214|
|15||George Wood||U23||Cycling Sheffield||214|
|16||Marinus Petersen||Senior||Kalas Motip Race Team||212|
|17||Samuel Clark||U23||trainSharp Elite||208|
|18||Damien Clayton||Senior||Embark Spirit BSS||202|
|19||Harry Birchill||U23||Saint Piran||188|
|20||Jack Crook||Senior||Richardsons Trek DAS||181|
|3||Embark Spirit BSS||842|
|5||Kalas Motip Race Team||773|
|6||Wheelbase CabTech Castelli||702|
|8||Moonglu Race Team||518|
|9||Wales Racing Academy||516|
|10||Ride Revolution Coaching||509|
|12||Richardsons Trek DAS||472|
|13||Wold Top The Edge Pactimo||313|
|14||StolenGoat Race Team||296|
|15||Team PB Performance||274|
|18||Spokes Racing Team||187|
|19||Ribble rechrg Race Team||172|
|20||The Cycling Academy||165|
Women’s national road race rankings
With most of the riders at the top not racing at the Trofeo Terrington at the weekend, there was little change in the women’s national road race rankings.
The main beneficiary was Robyn Clay (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee). The top under-23 in the rankings finished 3rd at the Trofeo Terrington, enough to move her up to 6th from 9th. Team Boompods’ Ellen McDermott leapt from 17th to 12th after her 2nd place in the race, while her teammate Jayati Hine was also upwardly mobile, rising 3 places to 16th thanks to 13th at the Trofeo Terrington.
The top two in the team rankings, Hutchinson-Brother UK and DAS – Handsling Bikes, are also unchanged but Clay’s 3rd has enabled Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee to narrow the gap to DAS-Handsling, now 174 points behind.
The Bath Cycling Club Road Race (Nat B) this weekend contains a strong field, including national road race rankings leader Lee, and 3rd-placed Miller.
|1||Lucy Lee||Senior||DAS – Handsling Bikes||404|
|2||Ruth Shier||Senior||Hutchinson-Brother UK||342|
|3||Tamsin Miller||Senior||Hutchinson-Brother UK||318|
|4||Zoe Langham||Senior||Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee||293|
|5||Monica Greenwood||Senior||DAS – Handsling Bikes||285|
|6||Robyn Clay||U23||Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee||270|
|7||Francesca Hall||Senior||DAS – Handsling Bikes||266|
|8||Sammie Stuart||Senior||DAS – Handsling Bikes||247|
|9||Jessica Finney||Senior||AWOL – O’Shea||245|
|10||Cat Ferguson||Junior||Shibden Hope Tech Apex||216|
|11||Bexy Dew||Senior||Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee||208|
|12||Ellen McDermott||Senior||Team Boompods||167|
|13||Imogen Wolff||Junior||Shibden Hope Tech Apex||161|
|14||Amelia Tyler||U23||Alba Development Road Team||143|
|15||Mary Wilkinson||Senior||Team Boompods||143|
|16||Jayati Hine||Senior||Team Boompods||124|
|17||Lydia Watts||Senior||Hutchinson-Brother UK||122|
|18||Sian Botteley||Senior||Hutchinson-Brother UK||117|
|19||Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne||Senior||Team Boompods||115|
|20||Maddie Heywood||Senior||FTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing||107|
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.
|Position||Nat A Road||Nat B Road||Nat A ind. stages||Nat B ind. stages|