Cycling Victories

Once again Coventry based Cycling Team, Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule CNP Kinesis Fibrax Rotor, provided winners in 3 different disciplines of the sport, around the UK over the weekend. On Saturday Martine Verweij (Wotton Wawen), riding her first Cyclo Cross of the season, won the Notts and Derby event by large margin at Bakewell, Derbyshire, moving through the field from 4th place at end of the first lap. This performance follows a very successful trip to France last weekend where with team mate Carthrine O’Carrol she finished 4th in the International  “Duo Normand”  2 up time trial. In the Warwickshire Road Club 2 stage Hill Climb on Dovers Hill and Saintesbury Hill, nr Broardway, in the Cotswolds,  Junior rider Rob Yeatman, who recently won the Paracycling National Time Trial Championships, beating World and Olympic Champions, once again showed class by winning the Junior race on both hills and overall , and also finishing in 4th place in the Open event against Senior riders. In the Ladies race the Teams leading  Lady Triathlete, Samantha Anderson (Coventry), riding her first ever hill climb, won both sections and overall. as part of her training programme. Former British Senior and Veteran Cyclo Cross Champion, Steve Knight was back into winning ways on Sunday, when he had over 2 minutes to spare at the Midland series event on Cannock Chase, Nr Rugeley, Staffordshire, team mate Brian Tear finished 4th, Knight has competed in 3 Cyclo Cross events this season, winning 2 and 2nd in the other. Team Jewson were represented by Pete Smith in the Classic 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross, the toughest and longest Cyclo...

Special Guest at Jewson MI Racing Dinner

Team Jewson MI Racing Patron Sean Yates will be a special gueast at our Dinner on 11th November. Sean is one of the biggest names in British cycling, not least because he is one of only four men ever to wear the Tour de France’s famous yellow jersey. You will have the chance to meet Sean at our Dinner on Friday 11th November so if you haven’t already ordered your tickets then please do so now or you might miss out! As a leading professional in the 1980s Sean was a member of the English-speaking ‘foreign legion’ who helped change the face of the sport and earned a reputation as a strong time triallist by clocking the fastest-ever time on stage six of the 1988 Tour de France. He also claimed a stage win at the Vuelta a España that same year. But it was during the 1990s that Yates established himself as a top domestique and at the American Motorola team helped mentor one particularly talented young rider called Lance Armstrong. And after years of sacrificing his own chances of success for other, Yates was granted his day in the sun when he wore the yellow jersey for one day during the 1994 Tour. Armstrong often mentioned his debt to Yates for the advice he provided, and in 2005 the record Tour winner invited him to become a sports director at his Discovery Channel team. In the 2009 season Yates worked once again with Armstrong at the Astana team before taking on his role at Team Sky. After “coming back to his roots”, Yates instantly established himself as one...

Classic Victories for Team Jewson

Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule CNP’s star Lady rider , Michelle King, once again produced a brilliant performance to win the latest round of the season long “Rudy Project” National Time Trial series, when she competed the 24 ml event at Hull on Saturday winning by a massive margin of over 4 mins, from bronze medalist in recent 25 ml National Championships and current National Hill Climb champion, Lynn Hamel, Michelle now has a commanding lead in this years series, with 1 more counting event to go. If she wins again this season, it will be 4 Championships in a row, no other Lady rider has achieved this. Warwick’s John Stevenson wins the” Percy Stallard “National Road Race series for 3rd year in a row, this was confirmed by his brilliant performance on Sunday in the final round of the 9 event series, when he and fellow ex Coventry Olympic C C member Roy Chamberline broke clear of the strong field with over 40 mls to go in the 57 ml race nr Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Chamberline beating Stevenson in a close sprint for the line, the duo were a staggering 7 mins clear of the next rider, where Jon’s team mate Phil Wilkinson led in the rest the ride was more outstanding as Chamberline, Stevenson and Wilkins were 3 of the oldest riders in the race.  Only team mate Mick Ives has won the “Stallard” series more times. The team showed once again their range of success when former British Champion at senior and Veteran level Steve Knight won the latest round in the Midland Cyclo Cross series at Shrewsbury,...

Triathlon racing results

Team Jewson—M.I.Racing’s star Lady Triathlete, 26 yr old Samantha Anderson, who has already represented Gt Britain this year-has qualified for the European Triathlon Championships to be held in Israel in 2012. Samantha competed at the weekend in the very tough “Bala Tri “event in Wales, held over the full Olympic distance, of 1,500m swim in Lake Bala, followed by a very hilly 40 km Cycle and a final run of 10 km. The tough event was made much harder by gale force winds, and heavy rain, resulting in many competitors not finishing the course, the swim was particular difficult, with big waves and strong winds blowing the swimmers off course. Samantha finished 11th fastest lady overall and 3rd in her age class, competing against many full time triathletes, this was an exceptional performance. This is Samantha’s first full season with the powerful Coventry based Team Jewson—M.I.Racing squad,, and Team Director—Mick Ives said “ We are all very pleased with Samantha’s progress, a good solid winter programme , with members of our top Cycling section, will set her up well for 2012 .”...

Junior riders international success

Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule CNP youngest junior rider, 17 yr old Hugh Carthy has once again hit the Cycling headlines—this time in America. Following his terrific performance in the recent International “Tour of Ireland” 5 day stage race, where he won the King of the Mountains Jersey, Hugh was invited to be a guest rider in the American “Bay Hill Capital” race team for the 4 stage “Green Mountain Stage Race in Mississippi” which included in the 80 strong field, the very best American Junior riders. Hugh finished 14th on stage 1, a 6 mile Time Trial, 42nd on stage 2 with the same time as the winner, 4th on the tough 3rd stage, and 15th on the final stage, which had to be shortened due to hurricane force winds and torrential rain giving him the honour of best place rider in the Team, and an incredible 5th place overall,  just 1 min and 17secs behind the winner in the biggest race of his life. An amazing performance Back in the U.K.—Team Jewson  continued to chalk up the victories including a championship win. Warwicks top cyclist John Stevenson finished a very close 2nd in  the last but 1 event of the season long “Percy Stallard” championships, where he competed in the East Coast classic at Scarborough, N Yorks. Jon has won the series for the past 2 seasons and now with 1 remaining event, can not be beaten to take the championship again this year, an amazing feat. Winner of the East Coast event was team mate and ex Professional Phil Wilkins, both had been part of a 6 man break,...