From left to right: Hannah Rich, Dani King and Helen Wyman

King crowned again in Stoke-on-Trent

Twelve months on from victory in the Horizon Fitness GP, Dani King wins again in The Potteries

Dani King repeated her victory of twelve months previously, to take the honours in Round Two of the new-for-2011 Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series, while a second successive second place elevates Helen Wyman into the lead of the standings.

King once again won alone in Stoke-on-Trent, some distance ahead of Wyman, with Hannah Rich narrowly pipping Horizon Fitness RT teammate Joanna Rowsell on the line for third place, as the Stoke-on-Trent took victory on home roads to also move into the lead of the team competition.

Having been comprehensively beaten by Motorpoint in the opening round of the Series at Peterborough, Horizon Fitness were keen to make amends in their home city, with their quintet of riders highly visible throughout the race and making all of the key moves.

Also prominent throughout was Wyman, taking second behind Rich at the first sprint, before being the most persistent chaser of lone leader King for much of the second half of the race.  Crossing the line second, Wyman’s reward was the Johnson Health Tech leader’s jersey, having finished as runner-up in both Peterborough and Stoke-on-Trent, to move her seven points clear of erstwhile leader Hannah Barnes.

Barnes also lost charge of the sprints jersey to Rich, while Motorpoint slip to second in the standings, nine points behind the Horizon Fitness team.

Best placed Motorpoint rider on the night was Lucy Garner, taking sixth in the bunch sprint, one place behind Hannah Leyland of the VC St Raphael team.  Rounding out the top ten was Corrine Hall, For Viored Brookvex duo Amy Roberts and Rohan Battison and Condor Cycles’ Estelle Rogers.

Highlights of the second round of the Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series will be shown as a part of The Halfords Tour Series highlights on ITV4 at 20.00 on Wednesday 8th June, with a repeat on Thursday 9th June at 11.00

Round Three of the Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series takes place in Oldham on Thursday 9th June, with Woking host the Grand Finale to the four-round Series on Tuesday 14th June.

Round Two, Stoke-on-Trent, Results

Individual Results

  1. Dani King                        Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
  2. Helen Wyman               Kona Factory Racing
  3. Hannah Rich                  Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
  4. Joanna Rowsell            Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
  5. Hannah Leyland          VC St Raphael
  6. Lucy Garner                  Motorpoint Pro Cycling
  7. Corrine Hall                  Team Corridori / Specialized
  8. Amy Roberts                For Viored Brookvex
  9. Rohan Battison            For Viored Brookvex
  10. Estelle Rogers              Condor Cycles
  11. Penny Rowson             Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
  12. Nikki Juniper                Condor Cycles
  13. Hannah Barnes            Motorpoint Pro Cycling
  14. Lydia Boylan                Look Mum No Hands
  15. Rebecca Curley            For Viored Brookvex
  16. Sarah Byrne                 VC St Raphael
  17. Annie Simpson            Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo
  18. Hannah Walker           Motorpoint Pro Cycling
  19. Marianne Britten       VC St Raphael
  20. Tanya Hunt                  Mule Bar Girls

Team Winner

  1. Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo

Sprints Winner

  1. Hannah Rich                Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo

Individual Standings, after Round Two

  1. Helen Wyman               Kona Factory Racing                                        44pts
  2. Lucy Garner                 Motorpoint Pro Cycling                                    37pts
  3. Hannah Rich                Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo          36pts
  4. Hannah Barnes            Motorpoint Pro Cycling                                    35pts
  5. Rohan Battison            For Viored Brookvex                                        32pts
  6. Penny Rowson             Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo         31pts
  7. Nikki Juniper                Condor Cycles                                                      23pts
  8. Hannah Walker            Motorpoint Pro Cycling                                    22pts
  9. Corrinne Hall                Team Corridori / Specialized                         20pts
  10. Joanna Rowsell            Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo        19pts

Team Standings, after Round Two

  1. Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo       103pts
  2. Motorpoint Pro Cycling                                 94pts
  3. For Viored Brookvex                                      79pts
  4. Condor Cycles                                                    43pts
  5. Look Mum No Hands                                       9pts
  6. Mule Bar Girls                                                     3pts

Sprint Standings, after Round Two

  1. Hannah Rich                Horizon Fitness RT Prendas Ciclismo        12pts
  2. Hannah Barnes            Motorpoint Pro Cycling                                  11pts
  3. Helen Wyman              Kona Factory Racing                                        10pts
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