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Congratulations to Ashley Cox (CC Luton) who won today's 79 mile Road Race in stunning style. It was halfway up the testing Marden's hill climb on the last lap that he powered off the front and rounded the corner in Crowborough to ride solo to victory, eventually coming in over 1 min ahead.
Andrew Feather (Bikeshed-uex) then came in at the front of the next group of seven, with Andy Betts (Felt Colbornes Hargoves RT) coming in third.
Many thanks to Dave Hayward for photography (view photos)
Please Note - These are revised results produced on 27/05/2014. Unfortunately the second placed rider has been disqualified by British Cycling for entering multiple events on the same day; breaching regulations. Unfortunate for him, but it does push everyone else up a place. While BC points will be revised, prize money will remain as awarded on the day. Sorry.
|2||32||Andy||Betts||1||Felt Colbornes Hargroves RT|
|3||31||Alex||higham||E||Felt colbornes RT|
|4||45||max||Stedman||2J||pedal Heaven colbornes rt|
|5||27||Mike||Wragg||1||Arbis - Colbert Cycles RT|
|6||19||Mark||Perry||1||All Terrain Cycles|
|7||30||William||Pratt||1||Cadence Cycling Performance|
|8||47||jamie||pine||E||pedal Heaven colbornes rt|
|9||50||lewis||atkins||1||pedal Heaven colbornes rt|
|13||7||Kendal||Noctor||2||Feather Cycles Racing|
|14||6||harry||franklin||1||Catford cc banks equipe|
|16||49||anders||Christensen1||Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT|
|17||26||Joel||Natale||2||Dulwich Paragon CC|
|18||48||chris||Mcnamara||E||pedal Heaven colbornes rt|
|21||9||Simon||Brooks||1||Vc St Raphael|
|22||12||Adam||Cotterell||1||WyndyMilla - Reynolds|
|24||21||Oliver||Jedrej||2||Dulwich Paragon CC|
|Lap down||18||Matthew||Leary||3||PB Cycle Coching Racing Team|
|DNF||3||Gary||Wallis||3V||Velo Club Rutland|
|DNF||4||Harry||Godding||1 U23||RM Cycles|
|DNF||8||Duncan||Coulter||2||Kinoko Cycles Racing|
|DNF||14||Cameron||Austin||3||Look Mum No Hands|
|DNF||16||Scott||Gilchrist||3||4T+ Velo Club|
|DNF||23||Ewan||Tuohy||3||Catford CC Equipe Banks|
|DNF||24||liam||yates||2||catford banks equipe rt|
|DNF||33||Matt||Kuwertz||2||Southborough & District Wheelers|
|DNF||37||Conall||Yates||2||in gear quickvit trainsharp|
|DNF||46||Francis||Cade||E||pedal Heaven colbornes rt|
|DNS||10||Tyler||Lemmon||2||Team Bottecchia UK|
|DNS||15||Jacob||Nicholson||2||Team Bottecchia UK|
|DNS||22||Stephen||Cavey||2||Catford cc Banks Equipe|
|DNS||28||Matthew||Butt||2||SPEG - Project 51 RT|
|DNS||38||Christopher||Zappala||2||Look Mum No Hands!|
Today we had strong winds, which together with the testing terrain lead to some very exciting racing. There were lots of breaks but none were really left to get away and none of the gaps really went over 40 seconds.
The second half of the race was over the new Crowborough circuit which included the Marden's hill climb. This climb at 1.3 miles with a height gain of 380ft proved a real challenge to all.
Over the last couple of years our open road race has been evolving. Having moved away from it's traditional home on the Lingfield course, we've been looking for something new and challenging. I think today we found it, with a combination of the Ladies Mile and the new Crowborough Circuits. Well done to all the riders that finished, it was certainly a hard days racing!
NOTE: A set of cars keys were found at the finish and handed in, please contact us to get them back!