Cracker Track Meet 2013 (Newport)
Incorporating the previously postponed National
Derny Championships 2013
Derny Championship 2013 Archibald and Holland-Leader
podium celebrations for the women's national derny champs
won by Katie Archibald
podium celebrations for the men's national derny champs
won by James Holland-Leader
Holland leader is paced by Graham Bristow to his national
title at Newport
Archibald and James Holland-Leader were crowned National Derny
Champions in a thrilling finale to the 2013 season at the Wales
National Velodrome, Newport on Dec. 29. Archibald added to her
growing reputation with a commanding ride in the 15k women's
race, paced to the front by Ian Smith and was never seriously
Archibald there was a battle-royale for second place between
defending champion Hannah Walker, paced by George Gilbert, and
multi-world masters champion Janet Birkmyre with Graham Bristow.
In the closing stages, Walker could not find the legs to come
around Birkmyre, who rode clear for a superb and deserved second
them, Niki Dukes-Kovacs in her first race at this level, mixed
it early on with the big guns in the 60-lapper and rode to a
fine fourth place with Tony Hibbert.
winning time of 16 minutes 42 seconds reflected her stellar
form at the moment and she joins an illustrious group of former
winners, who include fellow GB team pursuit stars Laura Trott
and Dani King, as well as Victoria Pendleton. King, who raced
in the supporting programme, was on hand to present the trophy
to Archibald, named in honour of John Dennis, who died earlier
this year, but did so much to promote derny racing in the UK.
men's race, for the Ron Pugsley trophy, developed into a three-way
battle between Holland-Leader (Prestige VC), Symon Lewis and
Phil Trodden, who had made the long journey south from Scotland
with pacer Davie Urquhart. Lewis (Nuun Sigma Sport London) spent
much of the 120 laps at the front with pacer Gilbert with Holland-Leader
and Graham Bristow tracking them and Trodden in close attendance.
a dozen laps to go, Holland-Leader made his move, coming around
Lewis and surging clear. Trodden could also not respond. He
crossed the line a lap up to claim the title for the first time
with Lewis and Trodden making up the rest of the podium. Oliver
Hitchings combined with Simon Layfield to finish best of the
rest in a fast race in indoor conditions at Newport, the winning
time 31 minutes 36 seconds.
event, promoted by Tricyclesports.co.uk, also featured
a string of top class supporting races with King and Jon Mould
(Team USN) stretching their legs to good effect ahead of the
2014 season. King
won the women's scratch and points races, but had to give second
best to Archibald in the Keirin final, the Scot showing remarkable
powers of recovery after her derny effort and also mixing it
with the men in the open points race.
won both men's scratch races, but was pushed all the way by
youngster Tristan Robbins (BH-Solidor-Wamyouth) in the 20-lapper.
Robbins won the opening scratch in his group and his points
race. Mould was denied a hat-trick in the men's keirin final,
with the judges awarding the verdict to Max Nethell (County
Cycles Racing) in a very tight finish. Walker
rounded off the evening by edging out Abbie Dentus in the final
event, a 12-lap scratch.
here for the full results: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/102113/Christmas-Cracker-%28Incorporating-BC-National-Open-&-Womens-Derny-Champs%29/?article_id=41#results