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Apr 23

Spring Road Race Result and Report

The hill out of Newbald village provided a suitable battlefield for the sixty six riders that started in the club’s Spring Road Race.  Favourites were difficult to predict; with the wind behind on the climb I thought Karl Downes was in a good position, I wasn’t too sure of Dan Keena’s fitness and never too sure of the West Riding lads, particularly the lads from Sheffrec who always seem to show well. Our own hopes were on Jacob Trotter and Joe Rainey who both had been performing well lately.

The real racing started immediately hitting the back road at full speed stretching the field, enhanced further by the downpour for ten minutes on this first lap. Animators here were Gareth Owen (Team Swift) and Steve Coates (We Love Mountains) who finished the first lap in 21:10, ten seconds ahead of a dozen riders with little splits of twos and threes broken on the climb. A difficult situation here for a number of riders – if they didn’t get back before the turn on to the back road the gap would widen.

Owen and Coates stayed away for the next four laps sharing the primes. And the gap to the peloton fluctuated, 10 seconds the first lap, then 40 seconds, then 20 seconds and when it got to over a minute on the fourth lap it looked like they might stay away. However, a concerted effort brought that minute back and the prime contested on lap five by a small group was won by Jonathan Wolff (Sheffrec).

No doubt the judging would be easy at the finish, and so it proved. James Allen crested the hill and had time to look around as he freewheeled over the finishing line for a well-deserved win. Lapping was fairly consistent with times of 21:10, 21:37, 21:59, 21:54, 21:55 and 21:15.

Pos.

Forename

Surname

Club / Team Name

Cat

Time

1

JamesAllenSheffrec CC

3rd

02:09:50

2

NickCouplandWe Love Mountains Racing Team

3rd

@ 3 secs

3

PaulRymerWilsons Wheels Race Team

4th

s.t.

4

JonathanWolffSheff Rec CC

4th

@ 8 secs

5

DanielKeenaSquadra RT

3rd

@ 11 secs

6

JacobTrotterHull Thursday RC

4th

@ 18 secs

7

KarlDownesActive/CPCycles RT

3rd

@ 19 secs

8

PeterFielding-SmithRichardsons RT/Cube

3rd

@ 22 secs

9

AndrewRobinsonDinnington RC

3rd

@ 33 secs

10

StephenCoatesWe Love Mountains Racing Team

4th

@ 1′ 29″

11

GarethOwenTeam Swift

3rd

s.t.

12

TristanEmptageCrosstrax

3rd

@ 2′ 58″

13

JohnWrightWakefield CC

3rd

@ 3′ 03″

14

PaulDropWilsons Wheels Race Team

4th

@ 3′ 57″

15

DavidWarrinerYork Cycleworks

4th

@ 4′ 05″

16

MarcMcleanDinnington RC

4th

@ 6′ 32″

17

AntonyGoundryActive/CPCycles RT

4th

@ 7′ 20″

18

BenWerthOut Of The Saddle

4th

@ 7′ 25″

19

JoeRaineyHull Thursday RC

3rd

@ 8′ 24″

20

PaulWaddingtonVelo Club Beverley

4th

@ 9′ 04″

21

NeilDeanHull Thursday RC

4th

@ 12′ 00″

22

MikeSalkeldCrosstrax

3rd

@ 17′ 10″

23

AndrewWasteneyrvo racing

4th

@ 18′ 02″

24

SimonSmithWilsons Wheels Race Team

3rd

@ 21′ 50″