Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series 2011

Johnson Health Tech Women's Grand Prix Series 2011

Round Three of the Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series took place in Oldham on Thursday. On the same demanding circuit that the Men’s Tour Series would use later in the evening.

Johnson Health Tech Women's Grand Prix Series 2011

Racing gets under way in Oldham

Motorpoint Pro Cycling rode aggressively from the start, with Round One winner Hannah Barnes benefiting from the team’s work to take the first sprint of the evening.

As the race approaching half distance a group of four went clear, Sarah Byrne (VC St Raphael), Round Two winner Dani King (Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo) and her team mate Annie Simpson, along with Overall Series Leader Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Racing) who rode an aggressive race though out, helping the four build a lead that saw them lap most of the field by the end. The four worked well together, with Sarah Byrne (VC St Raphael) taking the sprints title for the night.

Johnson Health Tech Women's Grand Prix Series 2011

Motorpoint Pro Cycling had to chase hard after missing the main move of the day

As they approached the line for the finish Byrne had been dropped slightly, with Annie Simpson taking the sprint (and her first win on the road) from team mate King, with Wyman third – enough to increase her overall lead with one round remaining. Lucy Garner led the remains of the field in, ahead of teammate Hannah Barnes, with Joanna Rowsell and Penny Rowson 7th and 8th; Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo took the team honours.

Johnson Health Tech Women's Grand Prix Series 2011

Annie Simpson (Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo) takes the win from teammate Dani King (left) with Helen Wyman third

Individual Results
1) Annie Simpson, Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
2) Dani King, Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
3) Helen Wyman, Kona Factory Racing
4) Sarah Byrne, VC St Raphael
5) Lucy Garner, Motorpoint Pro Cycling
6) Hannah Barnes, Motorpoint Pro Cycling
7) Joanna Rowsell, Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
8) Penny Rowson, Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
9) Nicola Juniper, Condor Cycles
10)Corrine Hall, Team Corridori / Specialized
11 Rohan Battison, For Viored Brookvex
12 Rebecca Curley, For Viored Brookvex
13 Alice Barnes, Motorpoint Pro Cycling
14 Amy Roberts, For Viored Brookvex
15 Hannah Rich, Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
16 Nicola Soden, Maxgear
17 Estelle Rogers, Condor Cycles
18 Hannah Walker, Motorpoint Pro Cycling
19 Marianne Britten, VC St Raphael
20 Tanya Hunt, Mule Bar Girls
21 Ceri Dipple, Twenty3c Orbea
22 Delia Beddis, Condor Cycles
23 Eve Dixon, Maxgear
24 Jessie Walker, RST Racing Team – Trigon
25 Hannah Leyland, VC St Raphael
26 Rachel Przybylski, Condor Cycles
27 Louise Mahe, Mule Bar Girls
28 Nikola Butler, Inverse Cyclaim Women’s RT
29 Hannah Shenton, Motorpoint Pro Cycling
30 Katie Noakes, Inverse Cyclaim Women’s RT
31 Hannah Manley, For Viored Brookvex
32 Louise Clowes, Inverse Cyclaim Women’s RT
33 Wiesia Kuczaj, Mule Bar Girls

Team Winner
Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo

Sprints Winner
Sarah Byrne VC St Raphael

Individual Standings, after Round Three
1) Helen Wyman Kona Factory Racing 64pts
2) Lucy Garner Motorpoint Pro Cycling 55pts
3) Hannah Barnes Motorpoint Pro Cycling 52pts
4) Dani King Horizon Fitness RT 47pts
5) Penny Rowson Horizon Fitness RT 46pts

Team Standings, after Round Three
1) Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo 166pts
2) Motorpoint Pro Cycling 139pts
3) For Viored Brookvex 111pts
4) Condor Cycles 63pts
5) Mule Bar Girls 6pts

Sprint Standings, after Round Three
1) Hannah Barnes Motorpoint Pro Cycling 16pts
2) Hannah Rich Horizon Fitness RT 16pts
3) Helen Wyman Kona Factory Racing 15pts