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Maglia Rosa - Rankings
What an event the Giro was, with both Emma Wheeler and Chris Morris adding Maglia Rosa's to their Yellow Jerseys in the Tour.
Despite the same winner, it was really close in the Men's event, Chris was pushed super-close by Roy James who was super consistent, hitting 100 miles every day and doing the longest ride of the event with a 200 mile ride on the turbo yesterday (170 miles after turbo tax).
In third place was our illustrious captain Meurig. All the top 3 averaged over 100 miles per day. Crazy.
Making up the rest of the top 10 were Ray Addlesee, Carwyn Williams, Mark Williams, Rob Spain, Brian James, Owen Brown and Rich Williams.
In total, 14 riders rode more than 200 miles, not including Jason Murphy or Dylan Davies who for some inexplicable reason stopped at 199.9 miles and 199.4 miles respectively.
In the Women's event Emma did brilliantly clocking up 207 miles, with Elin Murphy coming in second, followed by Emma Griffiths, Carolann Healy and Llinos Jones. Special mention to Llinos, who had 2 falls and trips to A&E, and then had a puncture on the final day but still kept getting back on, showing true grit.
Maglia Azzurra - Rankings
In the Maglia Azurra (mountains jersey) it's a second jersey for Emma Wheeler, and Ray Addlesee finally gets the reward his efforts in the Tour and Giro deserve.
With him and Chris Morris both climbing over 25,000 ft over the 4 days, it was another close one. Head coach John Thomas completed the top 3, followed by Meurig Griffiths and Rob Spain.
In the Women's event, Elin Murphy gets another second place and pushed Emma close.
Maglia Ciclamino - Rankings
In the Men's Maglia Ciclamino (points/sprint jersey) there was a tie, but there is a bit of controversy due to the difficulty in measuring speeds accurately on a turbo, so we've decided to split the first place, meaning Darryl Protheroe-Thomas adds the Maglia Ciclamino to his Green Jersey in the Tour and Stuart Davies gets a Maglia Ciclamino (Turbo). Jason Murphy took third place.
The Women's Maglia Ciclamino follows a familiar pattern with Emma Wheeler taking the jersey, and Elin Murphy coming a close second. Llinos Jones took third.
Maglia Bianca - Rankings
(Under 40 years old on Jan 1st 2020)
Elin Murphy finally got the jersey her consistency deserved in the Maglia Bianca (U40) competitions. Rhodri Hogarth took the Men's.
Men - Roy James - a 200 mile turbo ride gave him a chance of winning the overall, but ultimately fell just 25 miles short. Great effort.
Special mention: Bob Thomson with an inspiring ride to achieve his first 100 miler.
Women - Llinos Jones - showed true grit to keep getting back on the bike after a series of setbacks.
October 22nd to 25th 2020
Members can signup for this challenge on TeamUp.
Details on club WhatsApp group
Any questions, contact Liam Bennett 24/7 🤣
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. You get allocated to a team at random by Liam
2. Riding within local authority guidelines over the 4 days, teams aim for the individual jerseys (male & female) and team points competition. There is a 15% 'turbo tax' deducted from indoor rides.
Maglia Rosa - Overall Distance Competition
Maglia Azzurra - Overall Elevation Competition
Maglia Ciclamino - Sprint Competition
Maglia Bianca - Distance Competition for U40 on Jan 1st 2020
3. Submit your rides at bottom of this page or click the "SUBMIT RIDE" button
4. Results will update below, people will get fitter, wives and husbands will get annoyed, food bank will get more food, clothes and toys, many members will mute WhatsApp group, arses will get sore. Monday will be tough.
*** CHALLENGE PRIZE ***
The top 10 in each jersey competition plus the daily combativity award recipients will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the event to win a £100 HUUB TT Transition Bag, kindly donated by HUUB. Liam will announce the Winner on Monday! (Don't forget the kit order goes in on Monday 26th 😉)
*** CORONAVIRUS ***
We are continuously monitoring the advice from our local government and sporting governing bodies.
All challenges should be conducted within those guidelines - https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance
If any part of the Challenges proposed are unclear along guidelines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with concerns or questions - the committee and event organiser will review the details and respond within 48 hours.