News Round-up 24.11-01.12.2014

Dentus dominates at Velopark — Women’s Imperial Winter Series starts 13th Dec — Transfers and Team News — Interesting Links

Dentus dominates at Velopark again

Abbie Dentus of De Ver Cycles dominated the second round of the Velopark Winter Track League, winning all four races. Having done the same in the first round, she leads the series overall by 42 points, with 80 to Jayne Paine’s (Willesden CC) 38. In third place overall is Christine Robson (VC Londres) with 30.

Velopark Winter Track League Round 2 Results
30-Lap Scratch
1 Abbie Dentus (De Ver)
2 Christine Robson (VC Londres)
3 Jayne Paine (Willesden CC)
4 Jennifer Crouch (London Dynamo)
5 Caroline Guest (Ford CC)

25-Lap Points
1 Abbie Dentus (De Ver)
2 Jayne Paine (Willesden CC)
3 Nicola Soden (GB Cycles.co.uk)
4 Christine Robson (VC Londres)
5 Jennifer Crouch (London Dynamo)

Elimination
1 Abbie Dentus (De Ver)
2 Jayne Paine (Willesden CC)
3 Joanna Smith (Beacon Wheelers)
4 Christine Robson (VC Londres)
5 Nicola Soden (GB Cycles.co.uk)

40-Lap Scratch
1 Abbie Dentus (De Ver)
2 Joanna Smith (Beacon Wheelers)
3 Francesca Morgans-Slader
4 Jennifer Crouch (London Dynamo)
5 Charlotte Roberge (Dulwich Paragon)

First women’s Imperial Winter Series 13th December

There are a great deal more women’s races in Britain than there used to be. Well, in the summer, at any rate – once we get past mid-October, there’s a real dearth of events for those female riders who don’t want to race cyclocross. Fortunately, the Imperial Racing League runs its winter series at the Hillingdon track, offering riders plenty of opportunity to keep their hand in and grab some extra points.

This winter, the Series offers eight women-only events, open to Cat. 1/2/3/4 – there are no races for Elite riders. The final event and prize ceremony takes place on the 14th of February. The full programme, along with more details of the Series, can be found here.

 

Transfers and Team News

VSPStarley-Primal have announced a new title sponsor, the bike insurance specialist Velosure, and will become Velosure-Starley-Primal for the new season. With cycling rapidly becoming more popular than ever before in Britain and with a large percentage of newcomers to the sport being female, it seems likely that Velosure will be especially keen to promote themselves at women’s cycling events – which Neutral Service hopes will mean a larger budget for the Starley-Primal women’s squad.

Latest UK transfers – click here

 

Interesting Links

Must read: the fabulous Suze Clemitson interviews Tracey Gaudry for The Guardian

Women’s Tour of the Gila gains international ranking (Silver City News)