April 2020 Strava Segment Results & Overall GC Position

Happily, April’s weather was markedly improved compared to the start of 2020. Perhaps also helped by the Lockdown, this month saw a bumper number of attempts on our SoTM challenge. As predicted, this ‘Sprinters’ segment saw some very close running and a number of riders achieved times that were inseparable.

In the men’s competition, raw power was dominant, with Ryan Seed taking the first place along with the KoM, in an impressive time of 25s. This time stood alone, ahead of the remainder of the pack, being achieved with an impressive average power of 972w.

Second place went to ‘T V’ with a creditable 26s, so fast in fact he has no time for a full name! Rounding out joint third place, were Daniel Mahony, Dave Morris and Martin Evans, all posting a 27s best time respectively.

The consequential points allocations have made some difference to the bottom half of the men’s GC leader-board but the top five places remain the same, although things are now somewhat tighter.

In the women’s competition Izzy Wild took her fourth consecutive win, also owning the QoM in the process, with a time of 31s. Izzy was not alone this month, with Nici Ferguson and Helen Armour joining her on the leader-board. Nici took second place also achieving an all-time second place time of 32s in the process. Helen took third with a time of 39s.

In the women’s GC competition, Izzy now leads the table with what must surely be a guaranteed overall winning position, with a massive 60 points. Can Nici challenge Izzy’s dominance over the remaining segments this year?

May’s ‘Bullington Beast’ segment is suited to the ‘Puncheurs’ amongst us, so take a short ride out to Sutton Scotney and see if you can lay down a good time over the one and a half mile challenge.

Click the link here to view May’s segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/23701086

Results for March 2020 Segment

MEN

Position Name Time Points
1 Ryan Seed 25s 15
2 TV 26s 12
3 Daniel Mahony 27s 10
4 Dave Morris 27s 10
5 Martin Evans 27s 10
6 Pawel Niewiadomy 28s 5
7 James Cocker 28s 5
7 Christopher Purver 28s 5
9 Ben Gibbs 28s 5
10 Philip Allen 28s 5

WOMEN

Position Name Time Points
1 Izzy Wild 31s 15
2 Nici Ferguson 32s 12
3 Helen Armour 39s 10

Current 2020 Segment Challenge GC Position and Ranking

MEN’S GC

Position Name Points
1 Ben Gibbs 47
2 James Cocker 38
3 Christopher Purver 35
4 Jim Cascarini 26
5 Martin Evans 22
6 Daniel Mahony 15
7 Ryan Seed 15
8 Dave Morris 12
9 TV 12
10 Pawel Niewiadomy 11
11 Andy Watkins 9
12 Chris Hughes 9
13 Richard Smith 5
14 Philip Allen 5
15 Raf Izak 4
16 James Locke 4
17 Adrian Baxter 3

WOMEN’S GC

Position Name Points
1 Izzy Wild 60
2 Nici Ferguson 12
3 Helen Armour 10