Women’s 2023 Peaks 2 Day stage race
Two days of tough racing for the riders at the 2023 Peaks 2 Day stage race, sponsored by Giant Sheffield
The Peaks 2 Day is a National B stage race which took place on the 18th and 19th of March in the Peak District. There were men’s and women’s races with equal prize money, leaders jerseys and KOM/QOM jerseys. The Peaks 2 Day stage race was open to Elite, 1st, 2nd and 3rd category riders.
There was tough racing over the three stage, two day race, with strong winds and rain. Saturday morning saw the women taking on the stage one time-trial followed by stage two’s road race in the afternoon. Stage one of the men’s race was held in between the women’s events, which left the women riding in the rain! The women’s TT was won by Tamsin Miller (Hutchinson-Brother UK) in a time of 20:22.6. While the men’s stage 1 winner was Toby Barnes (AT85 Pro Cycling). Stage 2 of the women’s race on Saturday went to Lucy Lee (DAS-Handsling) when she attacked in the final three kilometres. Team-mate Sammie Stuart covered her move and took third on the stage.
Sunday saw the order reversed with the men off first for their time-trial up Holme Moss. The short and savage three kilometre test was won by 19 year old Jacob Smith (Wheelbase CabTech Castelli). This was followed by the women’s stage three road race, won by Zoe Langham (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee) after attacking from a reduced bunch at the bottom of the climb to the finish. She was followed by stage 2 winner Lucy Lee, who had to chase back on after missing a corner on lap 2!
The afternoon finished off with the men’s stage three road race. This was won by Damien Clayton (Embark Spirit BSS) after a tough whittling down that ended in a three-up sprint. Third on the stage was Ollie Peckover (trainSharp) who took enough time out of race-leader Jenson Young (ROKiT-SRCT) to take the overall win.
Circuits used were the Bole Hill road race course on Saturday followed by the Hade Edge road race course and Holme Moss TT course. KoM went to George Peden (Team PB Performance). QoM was Sammie Stuart (DAS-Handsling).
WOMEN OVERALL – TOP 10
1 Tammy Miller Hutchinson-Brother UK 00:00.
2 Zoe Langham Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee 00:46.8
3 Connie Hayes AWOL- O’Shea 00:56.6
4 Monica Greenwood DAS – Handsling Bikes 01:07.8
5 Bexy Dew Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee 01:09.8
6 Frances Owen Wahoo – Le Col 01:18.0
7 Sammie Stuart DAS – Handsling Bikes 01:23.6
8 Lucy Harris AWOL- O’Shea 01:27.1
9 Katie Archibald Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team 01:33.1
10 Francesca Hall Loughborough Lightning 01:41.3
MEN OVERALL – TOP 10
1 Oliver Peckover trainSharp Elite 00:00.0
2 Jenson Young ROKiT-SRCT 00:11.4
3 Matthew Warhurst ROKiT-SRCT 00:12.4
4 Huw Buck Jones Wales Racing Academy 00:26.6
5 Damien Clayton Embark Spirit BSS 00:49.0
6 Dexter Leeming-Sykes Wold Top The Edge Pactimo 01:16.0
7 Tom Martin Wheelbase CabTech Castelli 01:50.7
8 Jordan Giles Primera-TeamJobs 02:19.2
9 Matthew Cole Zappi Junior Race Team 03:02.2
10 Lee Rosie Wheelbase CabTech Castelli 03:11.3
See the full results on the British Cycling website
Race sponsor Giant Sheffield
Photos in the gallery below are courtesy of Bob MacGregor