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Win for Newark's Pro-Noctis, Redchilli Bikes-Heidi Kjeldsen at National Circuit Championships in Lincoln

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A stunning performance saw Jo Tindley take the National Circuit Championships title over the weekend.

Tindley, of Lincoln, led Newark-based team Pro-Noctis, Redchilli Bikes-Heidi Kjeldsen to the title in emphatic style.

Building on her success in the Tour Series, where Tindley dominated the sprint competition from start to finish to secure the blue jersey, the 34-year-old cemented her position as one of the best riders in the British Peloton.

Jo Tindley. (52404024)
Jo Tindley. (52404024)

Tindley led the National Circuits Championship in Lincoln from lap two, and by the penultimate lap, her lead was assured, with an impressive lead of one minute 16 seconds over the chasing group, led by fellow team-mate Corrine Side.

“My aim was to put in a big attack and get away quite early,” said Tindley.

“We knew we had to work together as a team.

Jo Tindley (right). (52404021)
Jo Tindley (right). (52404021)

“This jersey is for us, it’s not just for me, it’s for the girls, it shows what team work can achieve, and I am so proud of them — I can’t thank them enough.

Tindley’s team-mate and Newark-based rider Isabel Darvill finished eighth in the field, which was full of international cyclists.

In the elite women and under-23s race, on the iconic Lincoln Grand Prix Circuit comprising of eight laps of an eight-mile circuit, Tindley escaped with 11 other riders consisting mainly of European-based pros early in the race, before taking ninth at the finish line.

Isabel Darvill. Credit: Bob MacGregor (52404018)
Isabel Darvill. Credit: Bob MacGregor (52404018)

Darvill also competed and finished in a very creditable 19th — five minutes behind England pro winner Pfeiffer Georgi, who currently rides for UCI Women’s WorldTeam Team DSM.

“(That) finishes off what has been an incredible season of racing,” said Darvill, who had changed teams during an eventful season.

Rebecca Richards. (52405356)
Rebecca Richards. (52405356)

Newark’s Rebecca Richards, racing for the SKODA DSI Cycling Academy Team, competed in the National Road Time Trial Championships on Thursday at an undulating course at Tealby, near Market Rasen.

She finished 21st in a time of 52 minutes 49 seconds. The event was won by Anna Henderson on the Dutch Elite Professional Team.

In the men’s time trial — on the same course — Newark’s Jack Levick, racing for the Rose Race Team, who had just returned from a wrist injury, finished 25th.

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