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Apr 18

Dean and Stones win LVRC event at Barton

Neil Dean wins the Barton Wheelers LVRC Australian Pursuit at Barton on Humber on Saturday 14th April, with Rob Stones collecting the points prize for winning the most primes and also finishing 10th overall.

On a cold, wet and windy day 39 starters braved the elements and the rough road surface which the council had promised to repair, but hadn’t. There were no riders from groups G & H, so the Es & Fs made their escape and were caught for 4 and 3 minutes by the Ds & Cs forming a large bunch. The Bs and As starting a further 2 and 3 minutes back respectively formed another bunch, but were only able to reduce that deficit 1 minute 30 seconds.

Not wanting to leave the result to a bunch sprint, Neil Dean went to the front with 800m to go and, with everyone feeling the strong cross wind, upped the pace and led to the finish.

 

Overall Result:

 

PositionNameClubGroup
1stNeil DeanHull Thursday RCC
2ndKeith MiddletonVC LincolnC
3rdFred EastonDoncaster WheelersC
4thDave ScargillBirdwell WheelersD
5thPaul WakefieldLindsey Roads CCC
6thGeoff DavisonScunthorpe PolyC
7thDave RobinsonAlp Action Ettridge CyclesD
8thSteve MacklinWilsons Wheels RTD
9thPaul SleafordNorton WheelersC
10thRob StonesHull Thursday RCF

Primes

PositionNameClubGroup
1stRob StonesHull Thursday RCF
2ndDave RobinsonAlp Action Ettridge CyclesD
3rdDavid HerbertHerbert Hartlepool CCF
4thPaul WakefieldLindsey Roads CCC

 

Neil and Rob collect their prizes from organiser David Haddock: