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Joseff's round up …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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.


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 😉)

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The Small Print
The winning team is the team that racks up the most cycling miles over the period of the event. Everyone who enters will be randomly assigned to a team. Teams will be announced Tuesday 20/10/2020.

Individual competitions (male and female competitions):

Maglia Rosa: furthest individual distance
Maglia Azzurra (Mountains Classification): highest individual total elevation
Maglia Ciclamino (Points Classification): Points available each day for the 10 fastest average speeds over any non-downhill segment longer than 0.5 mile. 10 points for the fastest down to 1 point. Winner is the person with the highest points total at the end of the competition. To find this, look at your laps or segments, if the average gradient is not negative, and the distance is over 0.5 mile, then it counts. Find your fastest and enter it.
Maglia Bianca: furthest individual distance for riders under 40 on Jan 1st 2020

Combativity Award: Not officially a Giro award any more, but as it was so popular during the Tour we’re bringing it back.
Super Combativity Award: the most aggressive rider throughout the entire Giro

Daily updates will be provided on all competitions.

To take part:
Enter your results daily at: … It's not a requirement, but it'll help others see what's happening if you also added the hashtags #girodatac and #team... depending on your team to your Strava ride!

Turbo rides
Turbo rides are permitted, but there will be a 15% reduction in distance and elevation. e.g. do a 20 mile ride on Zwift with 500ft elevation it will be counted as a 17 mile ride with 425ft elevation. Turbo TT stages must be 11.5 miles long to be valid.

Smaller Print
For rides to count, they must be completed in totality on the same day. If you’re riding overnight, you must submit the parts of the ride that were done as individual rides on the relevant days.

Please ensure you observe social distancing measures and all other Welsh Government guidelines at all times, and please also respect the space of other road users and pedestrians.

The guidelines until 6pm on Friday are as follows:
* You must not cycle in groups larger than 30
* You must not cross borders into or out of lockdown areas (Llanelli, Swansea, NPT, etc)

From 6pm on Friday
* You must not cycle with anyone outside your household
* You must begin and finish your rides from home *

If riding out and about, please make sure you have tools and enough water and food, and a backup plan on how you will get home in case you are unable to continue your ride.

PLEASE NOTE: Following Welsh Triathlon guidance, this event will be operating a zero-tolerance approach to anyone found to have breached the rules. The organisers will be monitoring the rides carefully, so please don’t feel you need to be the Strava police. Snitching is not encouraged.

We are continuously monitoring the advice from our local government and sporting governing bodies.
All challenges should be conducted within those guidelines -

If any part of the Challenges proposed are unclear along guidelines, please email with concerns or questions - the committee and event organiser will review the details and respond within 48 hours.

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