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Apr 27

Symons Wins Round 1

Veteran Mark Symons (City RC) emerged as the winner in the first event of the East Yorkshire RR League.

Held on the Sproatley circuit in awful conditions with rain from start to finish the event was marred by a crash on the finishing straight  involving around 10 riders out of the front group of 40, Worse off seemed to be Cottingham CC rider Brad Palmer who looked to have a possible broken collarbone, we all wish Brad a speedy recovery.

Earlier on in the evening 5 groups set off in torrential rain with the scratch group giving 8 minutes to the first group off. First to merge where groups 1 and 2 on the 2nd lap forming a front bunch of around 20 riders. On the 3rd lap groups 4 and 5 joined forces but where still around 2 ½ minutes behind the leaders. Entering the last lap group 3 where close on the tails of the front group and would make the catch with around 5 miles to go. It was now clear that this group of around 40 riders would contest the finish as the chasing group was still 1 3/4 minutes behind.

In the charge to the line it was veteran Symons who held off teammate Andy Fainchley and Mark Robinson (Active CP) to take the victory in what we believe was his first road race.

A special mention to the 2 lady entrants Olivia Tomlinson and Nikki Moore who were both involved in the sprint for the line with Nikki taking a well deserved 10th.

 

Position

Number

Group

Rider

Club

Points

1st

59

1

Mark Symons

City RC Hull

10

2nd

73

3

Andy Fainchley

City RC Hull

9

3rd

71

3

Mark Robinson

Active CP

8

4th

64

3

Paul Waddington

VC Beverley

7

5th

3

1

Matthew Beaumount

6

6th

11

3

Martin Cockerill

Bridlington CC

5

7th

75

3

Lee Waters

4

8th

10

3

Steve Coates

We Love Mountains

3

9th

48

3

Seb Pickard

Bridlington CC

2

10th

44

1

Nikki Moore

Active CP

1

Round 2 is on the 10th May on the Little Weighton circuit.