Women’s CiCLE Classic

Race winner Katie Archibald (Team WNT) drinks champagne on the podium after the 105km Women's Cicle Classic at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, on 4 June 2017.

Race winner Katie Archibald (Team WNT) drinks champagne on the podium after the 105km Women’s Cicle Classic at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, on 4 June 2017.

Post race comments;

“Now that WAS a ‘f*****g’ bike race!”

“Track, farmyards and hills. What a race? Women’s CiCLE Classic did not disappoint!”

” This will become a Classic!”

No one who witnessed the race will disagree, other than perhaps, like the Men’s race; in only it’s second edition the race came of age and already is a “Classic”!!

Run off in brilliant sunshine and with a fierce pace from the outset, and 101 competitors the Women’s CiCLE Classic was THE race to win in 2017 on the UK Women’s National road race series. Don’t miss out on the 2018 edition which will take place on Sunday 3rd June.

Palmares:

Winners:

2016           Rebecca      Durrell     (Drops Cycling Team)

                    3h.03.47

2017           Katie Archibald          (Team WNT)

                    2h.57.01

Queen of the Bergs:

2016          Julie Erskine              (Team Ford Ecoboost)

2017         Katie Archibald           (Team WNT)

Course map:Womens Route FINAL

Full route details provided below:

Course-2018-Women.Juniors1 (4)

Sunday 17th July 2016 saw the first ever Womens CiCLE Classic, and over many of the same roads as the Men’s earlier in April at the annual International Rutland -Melton CiCLE Classic.

In 2017 the same course was used but with the addition of the ‘Sawgate sector’ after a last minute regarding of that part of the finishing circuit.

Starting and finishing in Melton Mowbray town centre and using a slightly shorter finishing circuit as the men, the Women’s race has a first prize of £1000, down to 20th place, although the toughness of the course enabled only 12 hardy souls able to complete the course in 2016. In 2017 with nearly twice the number of starters, with nearly a full field of 120,  the race saw 40 riders complete the course within the time limit.

Unique in so many ways  within the British cycling calendar, the event is sponsored by an individual, Peter Stanton, a long time supporter of Women’s racing within the UK.

For further information:

Colin Clews 07979 85 6262

cicleclassics@gmail.com