As we reported last month, Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas are the latest in a long line of elite riders to join in the action at this year’s Smithfield Nocturne.

Clancy and Thomas join names such as Dean Downing, Rob Hayles, Chris Newton and Tony Gibb in the floodlit, night-time criterium based around the historic London market of Smithfield on Saturday, June 7 (support events start from 5pm).

“It will be great to return to London as it?s not often we get the opportunity to race there,? Thomas said. “The Nocturne is obviously a different prospect to the Tour de France but I?m really looking forward to it. I?ve just come off the back of the Giro so I?m up for mixing it up in a crit race.”

“I was pleased with my form in the Giro, especially in the final time trial,” Thomas continued. “It bodes well for my preparation towards the Olympics. I?ve had some rest this week and have a free schedule so it was a perfect opportunity to race against some of my GB team mates and enjoy some action on the streets of London.”

Full race start list and details below.

Smithfield Nocturne Elite Criterium
Date: 7th June 2008
Location: Smithfield Market, Central London
Start time: approx 8.30pm
Rider Category: Elite, 1st, 2nd

1. Geraint Thomas Barloworld
2. Ed Clancy Landbouwkrediet – Colnago
3. Dale Appleby Rapha Condor
4. Graham Briggs Rapha Condor
5. Rhys Lloyd Rapha Condor
6. Rob Partridge Rapha Condor
7. Simon Holt Rapha Condor
8. Dean Downing Rapha Condor
9. Kristian House Rapha Condor
10 Chris Newton Rapha Condor
11 Rob Hayles Team Halfords
12 Tom Southam Team Halfords
13 Tony Gibb Plowman Cravan
14 Simon Gaywood Plowman Cravan
15 James Millard Plowman Cravan
16 Tom Barras Plowman Cravan
17 Evan Oliphant Plowman Cravan
18 Neil Coleman Plowman Cravan
19 Simon Richardson Plowman Cravan
20 Alex Higham Plowman Cravan
21 Darren Barclay Arctic Premier Racing Team
22 Alister Tullett Arctic Premier Racing Team
23 Jody Crawforth Arctic Premier Racing Team
24 Matt Holmes Arctic Premier Racing Team
25 David Law Arctic Premier Racing Team
26 Steve Nunn Arctic Premier Racing Team
27 Jos Van Veldoven Rollapaluza
28 Paul Mill Team Edwardes
29 Jon Mozley Pearl Izumi-planet X-High 5
30 Matt Talbot Glendene CC
31 Liam Holohan Pearl Izumi-Planet X-High 5
32 Jersosen Janssen Pearl Izumi-Planet X-High 5
33 Stephen Adams Pearl Izumi-Planet X-High 5
34 Matthew Jones Pearl Izumi-Planet X-High 5
35 Raphael Deinhart Pearl Izumi-Planet X-High 5
36 Andy Tinsley Pearl Izumi-Planet X-High 5
37 Tom Smith AWcycles.co.uk
38 Marcin Bialoblocki Sports Beans-Willer
39 Marcus Perry Sports Beans-Willier
40 Andrew Williams Cwmcarn Paragon CC
41 Adam Duggleby Shorter Rochford RT
42 Grant Bayton Sports Beans-Willier
43 Martin Freeman Team Corley Cycles
44 Karl Freeman Team Corley Cycles
45 Paul Delahunty London Dynamo
46 Martin Garratt London Dynamo
47 Ben White Bike n Run London
48 Warrick Spence Cyclefit-Serotta
49 Daniel Rudd CitiHub
50 Andrew Fenn Dolan RT
51 Mark Christian Team Isle of Man
52 George Atkins Pearl Izumi-Planet X-High 5
53 Dan Duguid Sigma Sport RT
54 Wouter Sybrandy Sigma Sport RT
55 Alex Wise Sigma Sport RT

National Elite Circuit Race SeriesPoints will be awarded for the first 20 places in each single day circuit race as follows:
60, 52, 45, 40, 35, 31, 27, 23, 20, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1.
Points will be awarded for the first four across the line on two pre-designated sprint laps in each closed road circuit race round: 5, 3, 2, 1.

The overall competition will be won by the rider who gains the highest number of points gained (a maximum of 10 races to count – the number of counting rides available will be reduced if the number of participating events reduces).

The highest placed under-23 rider in the final overall standings will be declared the U23 Circuit Race Series Champion.

RELATED LINKS
Thomas and Clancy to ride Nocturne
Nocturne expands for 2008
Battle of Brits at 2008 Smithfield Nocturne
Bike events top Visit London awards

EXTERNAL LINKS
Smithfield Nocturne official website: www.smithfieldnocturne.com.
Nocturne Series: www.nocturneseries.com.