ENVE Athletes Win Two Championships
It was a great weekend for ENVE equiped riders, with Scott Thwaites (Endura racing) sealing victory in the 2012 British Cycling Premier Calander road race series Scott who clinched the victory still with one round to go was aboard Enve 6.7 road race wheels. Also this weekend Matt Bottrill finaly claimed the top step of the podium and a British Championship when he won the National 100 RTTC Championships on his ENVE 8.9SES, Matt who has this year been in the medals at all National events, finaly won a National Championships after 17years and 40 championship medals..
Scott Thwaites sealed victory in the 2012 British Cycling Premier Calendar Road Race Series at the Stockton Grand Prix on Sunday with one round of the series still to come. Thwaites has been the dominant rider in the UK this year, adding the Premier Calendar to the British Circuit Race Championships and individual wins in the Halfords Tour Series, where he was an integral part of Endura Racing's overall series victory. Still just 22 years old and in his third season with the team, Scott has developed into a true all rounder, with a devastating sprint to deliver victories in criteriums and road races.
In the seven race Premier Calendar series, Scott backed up wins at the Tour of the Reservoir and a stage win at the Tour Doon Hame with a consistent set of results in the other rounds. Finishing a close second to Raleigh-GAC's Graham Briggs on Sunday was enough to secure the series by healthy margin. Team commitments in Europe will mean that Endura Racing will miss the final round of the series, the recently announced Wilton Grand Prix, as they head to Vuelta Ciclista a León (UCI 2.1) in Spain and La Mi-Août en Bretagne (UCI 2.2) in France.
I'm very pleased to win the Premier Calendar Series, it's a big achievement for me as there are so many strong racers in the UK at the moment. It's perfect sewing up the series win with one round still to go as we'll be racing abroad then and we won't have to rely on other rider's results at the Winton Grand Prix to settle things.
I've enjoyed all of the rounds this year. You can't just rely on your winning a round, you have to be consistent right through the series and that's something I've been able to do. If I had to pick my favourite moments, it was obviously winning the Tour of the Reservoir, but equally important to me was riding across to the break in the final stage of the Tour Doon Hame, as it showed that I'm not just a sprinter but an all-rounder.
Julian Winn (Sporting Director):
It wasn't our intention to have one particular rider win the Premier Calendar this season, but we've turned up at each round with the intention of winning. Scott's been consistent right through the season with a couple of wins in there too. It's a tremendous result for Scott, particularly as he's only 22.
I’ve been really pleased with how we’ve performed in the Premier Calendars this year but the stand-out race for me was the Tour Doon Hame. The team dominated throughout [winning the overall, all the stages and categories] and it was three young riders in Scott, Jonny McEvoy and Erick Rowsell that did it. It bodes well for Endura Racing and British cycling in general.
British Cycling Premier Calendar, standings after Stockton Grand Prix
1 Scott Thwaites Endura Racing 429
2 Marcin Bialoblocki Node 4 – Giordana 306
3 Russell Downing Endura Racing 275Bottrill Takes British National 100 time trial championship.
Matthew Bottrill, www.Drag2zero.com, Became National 100mile Champion on Sunday morning. After so many near misses over the year's Bottrill Finally took the top spot on the podium in the 100 mile race in a time of 3.37.13. With medals at 10mile (silver), 25miles (Bronze) and 50miles (Silver) Bottrill signed of his National campign in style.
Sunday morning the finest Uk time trialist gathered in the small down of Tilstock, Near Whitchurch, Shropshire. To take part in the Men's British 100 mile champion. Riders would complete a number of figer of eight circuits. The first time check would come at 50 miles, The fastest time had been set by long distance time trial specialist Andrew Bason, Team Pedal Revolution cc 1.48.47, this was then followed by Bottrill's team mate's Scott Povey, 1.49.17 and Derek Parkinson 1.50.00 both www.drag2zero.com. Then Came Bottrill in 1.47.25 to take the lead. Encouraged by the the spectators around the course and with help being given by Peter Lavine and Bottrill's long time sponsor Martin Garner from MG Decor, Bottrill gave it everything in his power to stop the clock in a time of 3.37.13 for the victory and a knew course record in the process. It was also a great day for the drag2zero team with Derek Parkinson taking 3rd and Scott Povey 6th. This was also enough to give the team the team title.
Asked about his winning performance Bottrill replied " Im Over the moon!!! I got over 40 National medals to to finally take the gold is a dream come true!! I never expected in to come in the 100 champions, so this is a moment I will never forget. Riding a 100 mile time trial is one of the hardest events I ever done, I ridden bean fortunate in my career to have ridden for Great Britain cycling team in my career in the world Championships and stage races like the Tour-de-Langkawi, but this ranks right up there with them! None of this would have possible with help the help of my family, friends and sponsors. But a really big thank you has to go to Peter Lavine and Martin Garner, who help feed me at the race, and kept me calm before for the start, they have been to every championship I've ridden, and Im proud to say we did it!! Finally the big advantage I had today was using kinesiology taping, from my sports the masseur Jason Lavine at I-massgae, I used it on my back and legs and was amazed by the improvement in circulation.
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