Halo BDS Round 4 - Llangollen

Jun 27, 2011 at 13:52
by Laurence Crossman-Emms  

What a weekend...rain...sun...muddy...dry. Its been one varied BDS here in North Wales with unexpected weather and a seemingly unexpected win from Josh Bryceland. Dale in 2nd and Hart coming in 3rd with no sign of Fairclough or Peaty in the top 5!

Lets just jump straight in with what everyone wants to hear. The results.

Elite Men

1st - Josh BRYCELAND (Santa Cruz Syndicate) - 1:44.163
2nd - Sam DALE (Team Sunn Montgenvre) - 1:45.362
3rd - Danny HART (Giant) - 1:45.737

4th - Joe SMITH (Chainreactioncycles.com)
5th - Matti LEHIKOINEN (Chainreactioncycles.com)
6th - Alex BOND (Team Skene)

Elite Women

1st - Manon CARPENTER (Madison Saracen) - 2:05.097
2nd - Emily HORRIDGE (Transition Bikes) - 2:09.057
3rd - Katy CURD (Rose Bikes) - 2:10.958

Full race report and tons of photos and videos to come!

Shot here of the legend himself Steve Peat with what I thought as he passed me a winning run but in true Peaty style binned it at the finish...doh Still putting up a tough show and putting the youngens back in there place. All BDS Photos are now available at - http www.rootsandrain.com race289 2011-jun-26-halo-bds-4-llangollen photos photog 76

Also check out this video from the weekend by Chris Seager.

British Downhill Series Round 4 Llangollen from ChrisSeager on Vimeo.

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31 Comments

  • + 3
 Right, Team Sunn-Montgenevre are riding Transition frames.... Why is this? Anybody know? I saw they were using Transitions at fort Bill but presumed that the Sunn bikes hadnt arrived yet or something, surely they would have arrived this far into the year?
  • + 3
 They snapped their sunn frames
  • + 1
 heard they went bust on eurosport the other day
  • + 2
 It was apparantly because the sunn factory hadnt got there bikes to them because of manufacturing problems, but nothing official has been said yet.
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  • + 5
 Determination on Peatys face on the first picture could kill someone
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  • + 2
 Awesome weekend, and loved the track. Shame we couldn't ride it more cause of the uplift, and I may have gotten the track red flagged. My bad Razz
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  • + 1
 Go Northern Boys!!! Dale and Bryceland practice together........... Coincidence?!?!?!
  • + 1
 Yeah, they were there practising the week before,paid off they new all the new lines off to a tee.
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  • + 0
 How come josh is wearing fox race wear? I thourght syndicate were all ment to be royal or are they allowed there seprate clothing suppliers now?
  • + 3
 minnar has be wearing alpine stars for years and the whole time he has been on the SCS where have u been? josh is now on the fox head team this year
  • + 1
 thats the whol idea of the syndicate and not a factory team. they ride SC bikes with help from sram, and they are managed by SC, after that they get and stick with whatever other sponsors they have. this way a rider cant come ontothe syndicate and blame new shoes or gloves, goggles etc cos they arent forced into new clothing, pedals etc.
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  • + 2
 Glad to see Manon is getting results Big Grin
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  • + 1
 That was an awesome edit, props Chris Seager! Loved the song, track looked awesome, deffo going to race it next year Smile
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  • + 1
 i was going to enter it but my bike got robbed Frown
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  • + 1
 sweet i am in that vid Smile not as a rider ..as a spectator
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  • + 1
 is that a minion 2 proto tire on peats front tire?
  • + 1
 Cut spikes, wetscreams..
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  • + 1
 awesome vid. not keen on the song. cool.
  • + 1
 agreed about the vid Les but have to say the music is a welcome change, and I like it Smile
  • + 1
 actually, the more i got into it it grew on me kinda, so maybe a bit quick to comment on it. Ps i am getting on!
  • + 1
 haha do a search on google for pretty lights Les, some of there stuff is pretty damn good, load of stuff available to download on their website.
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  • + 2
 yeah MIAMI !
  • + 1
 MIAMI YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Big Grin
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  • + 1
 the course looks completely amazing!!
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  • + 1
 i wanna do to a bird what danny hart does with a bike
  • + 2
 By 'bird' he means girl.
  • + 7
 you wouldnt want a girl to be as loose as danny harts riding
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  • + 1
 no its not a proto minion its a cut wetscream
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