October 2020 Segment Results and Final GC Positions

October’s final segment of the year coincided with step change in the weather. This was definitely for the worse and likely contributed to the lower number of attempts seen this month.

Nevertheless, some great times were posted on our Beacon Hill segment, with a potential for some last-minute changes to the final GC standings in this year’s competition.

In the Women’s competition Vanda Kyselicova rode alone and unchallenged to the top of this month’s table with a quick time of 07:59.

In the Men’s competition, the undeniable Ben Gibbs yet again topped the monthly table with a blistering 04:54. James Cocker grasped second place with 05:09 and Martin Evans came a very close third with 05:13.

So with this year’s competition now over the final table positions can be declared.

In the Women’s GC competition, Izzy Wild takes this year’s crown with a massive 129 points.

Jools May claimed second with a solid 75 points. Vanda Kyselicova overtook her rivals in the last month, to take the third and final podium position with a creditable 59 points. A notable mention to Joanne Clarke and Nici Ferguson who closed out the table on 46 and 44 points respectively.

Many congratulations to Izzy, who took 6 segment wins and 3 second places across the year on her way to the Women’s GC crown

In the Men’s GC competition Ben Gibbs put the icing on the cake of his first place, taking the crown with an impressive 146 points. James Cocker strengthened his second place and also broke the 100-point barrier with 109 points. Christopher Purver claimed the third and final podium position with 74 points. A notable mention to Martin Evans who was able to beat out the fierce and closely fought mid-table competition, for the honour of fourth place on 68 points.

Many congratulations to Ben, who took 5 segment wins and 4 second places across the year on his way to the Men’s GC crown.

Everyone at the club would like to wish hearty congratulation to all the winners and podium position holders in both the Women’s and Men’s competition. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the other competitors who made this year’s challenge a well fought and enjoyable experience for all.

Results for October 2020 Segment

MEN’S

Position Name Time Points
1 Ben Gibbs 04:54 15
2 James Cocker 05:09 12
3 Martin Evans 05:13 10
4 Jim Cascerini 05:32 8
5 Andy Watkins 05:40 6
6 Christopher Purver 05:47 5
7 Jack Broadfoot 06:03 4
8 Daniel Mahony 06:11 3
9 Chris Hughes 07:25 2

WOMEN’S

Position Name Time Points
1 Vanda Kyselicova 07:59 15
2 12
3 10

2020 GC Ranking Final Placings

MEN’S GC

Position Name Points
1 Ben Gibbs 146
2 James Cocker 109
3 Christopher Purver 74
4 Martin Evans 68
5 Jim Cascarini 62
6 Daniel Mahony 52
7 Philip Hurst Jr 39
8 James Locke 34
9 Andy Watkins 22
10 Philip Allen 17
11 Pawel Niewiadomy 16
12 Ryan Seed 15
13 Dave Morris 15
14 TV 12
15 Chris Hughes 11
16 Giles Corner 10
17 Jack Broadfoot 9
18 Richard Smith 5
19 Barry Mullins 5
20 Raf Izak 4
21 Jack Reid 4
22 Adrian Baxter 3

WOMEN’S GC

Position Name Points
1 Izzy Wild 129
2 Jools May 75
3 Vanda Kyselicova 59
4 Joanne Clarke 46
5 Nici Ferguson 44