VC St Raphael Cycling Club

National Track Champs 2014 Day 1

The women's team of Madeline Moore, Jessica Hill, Harriet Whewell and Rachel Murray posted 5:19.964 in the qualifying round of the 4K team pursuit.  This put them in 3rd place behind the excellent teams from Wiggle Honda and Pearl Izumi.  In 4th were Southampton University with a time of 5:30.

The girls rode against Southampton University in the ride off for 3rd, and managed to catch their opponents after only 5.5 laps.  A very fast start and then the fact they could see the other team, just spurred them on to go for the catch early.

The team rode really well together.  A special mention needs to go to Harriet Whewell who was really too poorly to ride but as our reserves were not available, she decided to ride to ensure the team could compete.  With Harriet at full fitness, I am certain they could have posted a quicker time. 

Well done ladies.

 

Many thanks to Rusine Heald for this report