Sunday morning was the 3rd round of the UK National Series in Capernwray Lancashire. Gabby Day and Lizzie Armitstead were on the start line for one the toughest races in the UK. By keeping the pace very high on the long climb of Sunny Bank.
Before too long, a lead group of 6 riders had formed and Gabby and Lizzie worked well together to ensure a Global Racing victory. Gabby made an early move on the last climb of Sunny Bank and when she returned to the group, Lizzie powered away for her 5th win of the season. Gabby finished an impressive 4th and now both riders move onto the National Criterium Championships next weekend.
Meanwhile in Belgium the team were racing a double weekend of races in Belgium. Saturday saw 3 riders in the top ten in what was effectively a warm-up race for the GP Teilt-Winge on Sunday. This race is run in the town where the team have their European base, so good result is very important.
The first 3 laps were aggressive but with no major breaks. Then at the end of the 3rd lap, Helen Wyman went clear in a group of 2 and stayed away for the next 10 laps. Unfortunatly she was caught when entering the last lap, however the team were in the right position to ensure they were in the counter attack which stayed clear to the line, with Louise Moriarty easily winning the sprint.
This rounded off a great weekend for the team and now the team got to Holland for 3 day race in preparation for the National Championships the following week.
Global Racing will have riders competing in the National Championships in Holland (3), UK (7), Ireland (1), Japan (1) and Norway (1), so the team have some great opportunities over the next few weeks.
1 Elizabeth Armitstead Global Racing Team
2 Rachel Mercer
3 Emma Trott VC Londres
4 Gabriella Day Global Racing Team
5 Jessie Roberts Team Chance
6 Leanne Thompson Lune RCC
7 Hannah Bussey Team Luciano
8 Hannah Rich Pinarello Racing Team
9 Charlotte Colclough Fat Birds Cycling Club
10 Alex Deck
1. Louise Moriarty GLOBAL RACING TEAM
2. DU TOIT yolande PRETORIA VELO
3. KONINKX Lieve 2MEGA - SAECO HEIST O/D BERG
4. BRAS Martine Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam :10
5. BRULEE LATOYA AA DRINK CYCLING TEAM
6. HIERCKENS Corine Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam
7. FIERS Ilse WIELERCLUB OOSTENDE NOORDZEE
8. NOBUS Anja WIELERCLUB OOSTENDE NOORDZEE
9. VAN LOON PATRICIA RSC DE ZUIDWESTHOEK
10. KOELEMEIJER Alma RSC de Zuidwesthoek
Photo’s courtesy and with permission of www.joolzedymond.com
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