Whitby Cyclist Catherine Williamson To Represent Great Britain

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Whitby Cyclist Catherine Williamson To Represent Great Britain

Whitby resident, Catherine Williamson, has been picked to represent Great Britain in the World Cycling Road Race championship on Saturday 24 September in Copenhagen.

When not in Whitby, Catherine is a professional riding for the Konica Minolta team in South Africa. Her selection for the Worlds is not unexpected, following her return to the UK in June to finish 9th in the national championship, riding without team support.

This year’s world championship circuit is in Copenhagen, Denmark, which means that it is relatively flat. Probably not the course best-suited to Catherine’s strengths.

Expect the race to finish in a sprint and Catherine’s role to be in support of the team leaders, Nicole Cooke and Lizzie Armistead. Having said that since the world championship is a single race run over 140 kilometres, anything could happen.

It is not unknown for the supporting cast (known as ‘domestiques’) in the race to upset the predictions and take the race.

On Sunday, the GB men’s team has its best chance of a world championship win since the days of the only British winner, Tommy Simpson, who took the crown in 1965.

This year, a strongest-ever men’s team is led by Mark Cavendish. The Manx Missile is hoping to exchange the green jersey he won in the Tour de France for the Rainbow Jersey of the world champion.

Tune in to British Eurosport at 12:30 on Saturday to cheer Catherine on.

By |2011-09-20T22:42:37+00:00September 20th, 2011|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , |6 Comments

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6 Comments

  1. p.boiston September 21, 2011 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Great news for Whitby and Britain. Good luck Catherine and the GB team.

  2. Nigel Ward September 21, 2011 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I’ll second that. Well done, Catherine! Best of luck – and have a wonderful time in Copenhagen, it’s a beautiful city with a great maritime heritage. Whitby will be rooting for you!

  3. Al Roberts September 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    After slendid and co-ordinated team work by Catherine and her colleagues the GB girls took 4th place (Nicole Cook) and 7th place (Elizabeth Armistead) in a mass sprint finish in which the leading 43 riders were all credited with the same time as the winner, 3hr 21 mins 8secs.
    After supporting the team splendidly throughout the race Catherine was accredited with 82nd place just 41 secs behind the winner.
    120 riders finished the course.
    As an ex racing cyclist myself its nice discover we have a professional cyclist from this area.
    The highlight of the world series must go to the winner of the mens event, Mark Cavendish who is now the World Cycling Champion 2011!
    Again throughout the race Mark was supported by dedicated team work of his team-mates.
    Well ridden all of you

    • Gerald Dennett September 29, 2011 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Looks like Catherine got caught behind the crash on the run-in. Pity. Still great work by the GB women to get Nicole Cooke into 4th and Lizzie Armistead 7th. She could have done much better had she not got held up by the Norwegian woman who managed to crash by herself inside the last 2 km.
      Don’t forget Lucy Garner’s win in the Junior women’s RR and the silvers and bronzes won by Andy Fenn, Bradley Wiggins and Elinor Barker.
      Finally, Cav’s rainbow jersey, after all these years!
      Can’t wait for a Tour Départ in Yorkshire.

  4. p.boiston September 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Well done all the GB Teams great to see the whole riders doing so well.
    The Olympics is looking good.

  5. admin March 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Well done to all involved. Just worked out who Catherine is. Shes a natural.

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