Clémence Copie staged a stunning lone attack to lead from the front and win the IG London Nocturne Elite Women’s Criterium at the London Bike Show on Friday evening.
The first elite event of the weekend’s IG London Nocturne race programme saw Copie forge an early lead which she never surrendered.
Alice Barnes (Scott Contessa Epic) was second and Louise Mahe (Team MuleBarGirl) was third in a highly entertaining race.
“thanks guys for this awesome race!” Copie tweeted after receiving her winner’s champagne. Full results.
With this week being the last week of the current series, and our riders chasing points, the pressure was on to consolidate results and press on towards the “Holy Grail” of Cat 3 racing. A plan was made to break with two laps to go as a group and take turns before releasing Creighton for a sprint. Following last week’s 8th place he needed 4 points therefore 6th or higher. In the men’s race Andy, Chris, Gary, Stuart, Cipo and Creighton and despite there being no women’s only race Charlotte and Jane returned to the fray.
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