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Jun 14

Fenton Sprints to Victory in Round 4

Matt Fenton (Cottingham Coureurs) sprinted to victory in round 4 of the Road Race League at Etton on Thursday night.

Once again the riders were treated to awful weather conditions which led to the race been reduced by 1 lap due to flooding in parts of the circuit.

All 5 groups started with reduced numbers due to the conditions, and as the laps passed what was left of groups 2, 3 and 4 came together, and at the bell 4 survivors of group 1 held a slender lead over the chasers with the 4 starters from the scratch group about 30 seconds behind. During the last lap groups 1, 2 , 3 and 4 came together and the scratch group made the junction with about 1 mile to go. Steve Guymer (Active CP) tried to jump straight through the front group, however he’d used all his legs in bridging the gap and was closed down leaving Fenton to time his attack to perfection and cross the line about 20 metres ahead of the bunch who were led home by Ben Roberts (Bridlington CC).

Once again the only 2 riders to score points in all events Mark Robinson and Martin Cockerill finished in the top 10 with Robinson 6th and Cockerill 4th therefore closing the gap in the overall to 1 point.

Robinson leads the series on 21 points, Cockerill is 2nd on 20 points with Fenton moving up to 3rd on 17 points.

Pos

Name

Club

Points

1

Matt Fenton

Cottingham Coureurs

10

2

Ben Roberts

Bridlington CC

9

3

Miles Flather

Bridlington CC

8

4

Martin Cockerill

Bridlington CC

7

5

Dave Brearley

Cottingham Coureurs

6

6

Mark Robinson

Active CP

5

7

Pete Fielding – Smith

Cube RT

4

8

Steve Guymer

Active CP

3

9

Jacob Trotter

Squadra RT

2

10

Paul Waddington

VC Beverley

1