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Guildford Crits

Once again, on the evening of Wednesday 5th July, Charlotteville Cycling Club presents the Guildford Town Centre Races supported by Godalming Cycles, with additional sponsorship from Knight Frank Estate Agents, Specialized, Sheerwater Glass, Surrey Advertiser and Evans Cycles.

It’s the highlight of this year’s Guildford Festival, the races incorporate round six of the British Cycling National Elite Men’s Circuit Race Series, currently being fought out by the country’s top road racers. This is guaranteed to bring a fast and hard-fought main event on Guildford’s notoriously tough course, with its cobbled climb up the High Street and tight, narrow corners.

The winner of the main event wins the historic Guildford Cup, last year this honour went to Warrick Spence (London Dynamo) who broke away from a very classy field of national and international riders in the final laps to win in some style. Spence is currently lying second overall in the standings and with Rob Hayles side lined with a broken collarbone, Spence could make up points on his rival for the overall series title. He’ll be a marked man.

The Guildford leg of the British Cycling Elite Men’s Circuit Race Series, sponsored by Trek, Club La Santa and Sporting Tours International, is for Elite, 1st and 2nd category riders and starts at 8pm. Prizes are being awarded after the racing concludes at around 9pm. A programme of supporting events will also be offered; the Knight Frank Criteriums featuring Juniors and 3rd category riders will start the proceedings at 7pm. Then, at 7.30pm it’s the turn of the youngsters, with Juveniles, under 16’s, under 14’s and under 12’s racing.

Please note that the race circuit will be closed to all traffic during and prior to the event. This year a temporary one-way system will be implemented in the vicinity in order to better manage the traffic flow during the event. The race circuit is as follows and contains many areas that provide perfect opportunities for spectating as well refreshment. The race circuit begins near the junction of the High Street and Chertsey Street and heads down towards North Street where the riders make a sharp left into Market Street where they climb up towards the junction with the High Street to meet the cobbles and complete the circuit.

Sports Tours International
Club La Santa
More Race information plus maps and how to get there here:
Charlotteville CC

Start list (at time of article)

Updated List of Riders for E/1/2 Guildford Town Centre Race
1. Tom Smith AW / Giant E
2. Vince Halpern AW / Giant E
3. James Millard Bouwelse Wielervrienden Polydak E
4. Simon Gaywood CC Luton E
5. Jason Edwards Ewhurst control 1
6. Simon McNamara Ewhurst control 2
7. Nicholas Dawes Farnborough and Camberley 1
8. Ben Hallam Glendene CC Bike Trax 1
9. Peter Kench GWR Team / Total Bike Swindon 1
10. Daniel Smith GWR Team / Total Bike Swindon 3 (J)
11. Warrick Spence London Dynamo / Cyclefit E
12. Ian Paine London Dynamo / Cyclefit 1
13. Jon Mozley Merlin Development Squad 1 (U23)
14. Adam Blythe Pinarello RT E/J
15. Tony Gibb Plowman Craven Road Team E
16. Adam Norris Plowman Craven Road Team 1
17. Fred Jonannsen Plowman Craven Road Team E
18. Craig Butland Plowman Craven Road Team E
19. Malcom Elliott Plowman Craven Road Team E
20. Wesley Cole Plowman Craven Road Team E
21. James Taylor Plowman Craven Road Team E
22. Kristian House E
23. Ian Legg Red Kite / Torque Bar E
24. Henry Furniss Ride Beyond / Bike and Run E
25. Daniel Duguid Sigma Sport 1
26. Tim Costello Southdown Velo 2nd
27. Rob Hayles Team KLR E (won’t start)
28. Karl Freeman Team Milton Keynes E
29. Yoshiyuki Shimizu Team Nippo E
30. David Clarke Team Nippo E
31. Greg Roche Team Nippo 1
32. Mariusz Weisiak Team Nippo E
33. Tim Elverson VC Meudon 2
34. Roger Morgan VC Meudon 1
35. Steven Richards VC Meudon 1
36. Christopher Parlett Wildside RT E
37. Christopher McNamara Wildside RT E
38. Daniel Davies / Liphook Cycles 1
39. Gyles Wingate / Liphook Cycles 1
40. Adrian Goatley / Liphook Cycles 1
41. Toby Neave / Liphook Cycles E
42. James Williams Kona UK
43. Chris Doel Pacific RT
44. Benjamin Heinrich I-Team
45. John Veness Kona UK
46. Alex Dowsett
47. Darrell Pembroke Cycles
48. TBC Evans Cycles RT
49. TBC Evans Cycles RT
50. TBC Evans Cycles RT
51. (res) TBC Evans Cycles RT
52. (res) TBC Evans Cycles RT
53. (res) TBC Evans Cycles RT
54. (res) TBC Evans Cycles RT


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