Kjell gunnar Gjerdal reminds us that ‘Solo’ is an anagram of ‘Oslo’, as the Norwegian Kiwi polishes off in style for Team NZBro. A phenomenal win!

WATCH TOM GAKES’ (TEAM DRAFT) STREAM HERE

ENTER RACE 5.6 HERE – Wednesday 22nd June 7.30pm on WahooRGT

West London VR Races are not designed to be hard, they are for fun and we believe that the idea is that as the peleton breaks up people find themselves competing with similar riders in bunches formed by natural selection. But, we do deliberately vary the terrain so that different races suit different riders and, before we congratulate the worthy winner, could we just say a huge ‘congratulations’ to runner up and regular rider John Sammut from Pocomotion, great result on a course that we understand ‘suited you’ … well done. This was not an easy course!

But of course, we knew that Team NzBro were going to have a big impact in this series and they are certainly putting on a show, with an amazing finish, Kjell gunnar Gjerdal powering home over 12 seconds ahead of John, and nearly 15 seconds ahead of Series Leader Wouter Claes, awesome! NZbro also chalked up fourth spot with series contender Tom Williams who continues to impress. Scroll down for full results.

The start – finish line is on a hill which means a tricky start and an uphill sprint finish. In a four lap race, this was encountered four times and devasted groups at times. But immediately after, a fast downhill and then a fast flat section allowed for some regrouping, the dynamics were intriguing to say the least. We recommend Tom Gakes’ stream, with additional comment from Ned Bowen …. two top RGT stars.

Ellen Lockett was First Lady at 38th and collects 100 Ladies League Points, but a huge sympathetic hug for Caroline Reuter who suffered a Techanical. Luckily, the Ladies League is based on the best six results so Caroline lives to fight another day, Danielle Gaunt, Teleri Rees, Kara Bonneau, Griselda Pulgarin, Lisa Snell al put in great performances to keep the Ladies League battle quite intriguing!

Ladies League Actual StandingsPointsRaces
1Wendy Wonderwls (Gallagher)New Zealand3414
2Danielle GauntUK3044
3Ellen LockettUK3003
4Griselda PulgarinEspana2964
5Lisa SnellUK2894
6Judith NewtonUK2813
7Kara BonneauUSA2253
8W Jessica WrightUK2213
9Caroline ReuterUK1832
10Teleri ReesNZ1692
11Lisa WestUK1332
12Liz HardinUK911
13Laura WhittinghamUK741
14Kat JaSlovenia681
15Fiona HamiltonUK651

ALL CLASSIFICATIONS CAN BE VIEWED HERE

A couple of personal ‘shout outs’ to Daniel Magalhães (Portugal Rent a Bike), Jacek Rorbach … great to see you both and also to Paul Pudel of OTR who is back from Long COVID, great result Paul, well done.

West London VR Series 5
RACE 5.5 8-6-22 The Bath Tap
PositionNameTimew/kgPoints
1 Kjell gunnar Gjerdal [nzbro]25:56.24.78100
2 John Sammut poco Pocomotion26:08.7 + 12.4903.7799
3 Wouter Claes [ṀṚ] ṀṚ26:11.2 + 14.9954.0898
4 Thomas Williams [nzbro]26:11.9 + 15.7764.0997
5 Miles Askew [ṀṚ] ṀṚ26:12.0 + 15.8604.3896
6 Alasdair Mcalpine26:13.2 + 16.9984.8495
7 Nick Greenhalgh [ЯƦ] яʀ26:13.3 + 17.1053.8294
8 Tom Gakes [d] [D]26:13.6 + 17.4483.8293
9 Johan Oelofse sanz26:14.4 + 18.2803.9692
10 Dries Vermont (m)26:15.0 + 18.8804.0291
11 James Melville26:16.6 + 20.4543.9190
12 Salvo Caruso (team a.d.r.) Team ADR26:17.8 + 21.6084.7789
13 Jan Linden poco Pocomotion26:20.0 + 23.8154.2488
14 Jørgen van bers [яʀ] яʀ26:21.6 + 25.4323.9187
15 Murray Craib26:21.6 + 25.4784.1286
16 Palade Thomas26:22.5 + 26.3084.3185
17 Stuart Lynch [nzbro]26:22.9 + 26.7213.684
18 Ned Bowen [D]26:40.4 + 44.2133.7883
19 Boz Daley26:47.3 + 51.1784.3382
20 Kamil Waligora27:06.7 + 1:10.5593.4481
21 Peter Austin otr OT27:12.6 + 1:16.4013.980
22 Kurt nØrum Pedersen (m) (c) filsØ eCKD27:26.7 + 1:30.5243.3179
23 Adam Chamberlin27:41.7 + 1:45.5614.2978
24 Andrzej Krajewski ЯƦ яʀ27:43.0 + 1:46.8043.5977
25 Magalhães Daniel (o)27:43.1 + 1:46.9674.0676
26 Paul Pudel (otr) OTR Dev27:43.5 + 1:47.3793.5975
27 Tim Cummins27:46.2 + 1:50.0204.1774
28 Grant Webb27:54.3 + 1:58.1043.673
29 Nikolaus BÄtge27:56.1 + 1:59.9413.972
30 Ingmar Van bers [яʀ] Ra28:05.2 + 2:09.0824.1471
31 Jurgen Janssens Pedalers28:45.5 + 2:49.3414.0270
32 Thobias Björk28:46.0 + 2:49.8823.4269
33 Gordon Jackson otr OTR-keas28:47.5 + 2:51.3763.4668
34 Andrew Beale c We28:48.5 + 2:52.3163.3267
35 Thomas Leo28:48.7 + 2:52.5173.7666
36 David wcc Buckley wcc28:52.6 + 2:56.4463.1365
37 Mike Murray btnxl/otr-gt28:53.1 + 2:56.9473.5764
38 E. Llen_lockett28:53.5 + 2:57.3703.763
39 K.o Opele [nzbro] NZ29:06.6 + 3:10.4643.162
40 Kevan Unsworth29:13.0 + 3:16.8352.8861
41 Mal Gray29:33.7 + 3:37.5013.7360
42 Arno Carbo29:33.8 + 3:37.6493.759
43 Marcin Szkudlarek [ṀṚ] ṀṚ29:35.5 + 3:39.3303.6558
44 Thomaslaunois Totolekoala RGT France29:42.9 + 3:46.7433.0657
45 Harry Smits29:45.4 + 3:49.2793.856
46 Jacek Rorbach29:56.4 + 4:00.2483.3955
47 Rene Grunenfelder30:57.0 + 5:00.8063.1254
48 Bhavesh Mistry31:08.9 + 5:12.6843.0153
49 Tom Yates-ijaz31:26.5 + 5:30.3233.2352
50 Mikael Lauridsen (m)31:29.0 + 5:32.7943.3651
51 Teleri Rees [nzbro]31:30.1 + 5:33.8853.5450
52 Lee Perry [art]31:33.7 + 5:37.5612.9849
53 Luc Van reeth m31:34.0 + 5:37.8302.8948
54 Mark Lightfoot31:38.9 + 5:42.7033.1547
55 Dave Morrison31:45.2 + 5:49.0153.1246
56 Christian Sheridan 3R-TLR31:52.2 + 5:56.0233.2145
57 Robert Gilmour32:01.5 + 6:05.3013.2344
58 G. S@ntos32:20.7 + 6:24.5312.7943
59 Tony Sinnett33:13.1 + 7:16.9602.8542
60 James Robinson33:19.7 + 7:23.5042.741
61 Kara Bonneau 🙂33:23.0 + 7:26.8282.940
62 Dick De jonge33:33.7 + 7:37.5442.8639
63 Rick Van der laan34:17.5 + 8:21.3762.9138
64 Coco Maisie37:21.9 + 11:25.7701.9937
65 Dennis Riedner37:28.3 + 11:32.1432.1436
66 Danielle Gaunt37:58.8 + 12:02.6412.2535
67 Gri Pulga38:38.1 + 12:41.9182.6534
68 Nuno Loja41:24.9 + 15:28.7702.1733
69 Lisa Snell42:33.9 + 16:37.7291.8732