UCLanSport Circuit Race Series – Round 9 05.06.2014 Provisional Result – 3/4


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Sean and I raced last night at the ‘Ring of death’ or Preston Arena as it’s known, this was preparation for  the Surf & Turf stage race next weekend. Not having raced here in over 2 years filled me with a bit of in-trepidation,  as the race is run all together with Elites to 4ths started at the same time. But it didn’t take long to settle in and remember what it was like. All the bends are fast and the tempo high. A group of E/1/2 riders got away from their race so it was pretty much left to the 3/4’s to get on with their own thing. It was an enjoyable experience with lots of attacks going and the bunch reacting—–and repeat. I managed to get into a small break with a couple of the remaining E/1/2’s and it was hard work, we only lasted a lap, with Sean bridging to us just before the catch and 8 laps to go I was a little bit spent. There was time enough to recover and as with the entire race Sean and myself weren’t out of the top 10 places. So the final 2 laps rolled around and the pace was kept high, coming in to the bend 4th and 6th wheel we both were moving up, Sean sealing 5th and myself running out of tarmac for 4th.

For those of you after a good workout and some race craft this is a good place to go.

3/4/Women 1 159 Peter Hollis Team Hoppers Rollers 29 05:56.4
3/4/Women 2 169 Thomas Figgins Lancashire Road Club 29 05:56.7 0.355
3/4/Women 3 172 John Charles Private Member 29 05:56.9 0.482
3/4/Women 4 179 Mike Fugaccia Liverpool Century Road Club 29 05:57.0 0.65
3/4/Women 5 180 sean Hughes Liverpool Century Road Club 29 05:57.3 0.872
3/4/Women 6 124 Peter Boult Private Member 29 05:57.9 1.475
3/4/Women 7 128 Jay McCarthy Clitheroe Bike Club 29 05:57.9 1.483
3/4/Women 8 114 Richard Flynn Green Jersey RT 29 05:58.0 1.623
3/4/Women 9 132 Simon Deplitch Chronomaster 29 05:58.1 1.658
3/4/Women 10 116 Austin Aldred Bella in Sella 29 05:58.5 2.152
3/4/Women 11 80 Phil Hunt PM 29 05:58.7 2.341
3/4/Women 12 113 Samuel Pickering Dolan Factory RT 29 05:58.8 2.401
3/4/Women 13 137 Stephen Hilton The Endurance Store 29 05:58.8 2.416
3/4/Women 14 161 Samuel Ashcroft Private Member 29 05:58.9 2.466
3/4/Women 15 151 Peter Murray The Endurance Store 29 06:00.7 4.35
3/4/Women 16 105 Tim Worthington Horwich Cycling Club 29 06:01.1 4.746
3/4/Women 17 130 Bill Cooper Red Rose Olympic Cycling Club 29 06:03.7 7.345
3/4/Women 18 174 Bryan Bates Red Rose Olympic Cycling Club 29 06:04.4 7.98
3/4/Women 19 175 Timothy Jones Cycle Sport Pendle 29 06:21.5 25.153
3/4/Women 20 81 Ian Stolt Blackburn CTC 29 06:30.7 34.354
3/4/Women 21 133 Neil Hamilton Cleveleys Road Club 29 06:30.8 34.363
3/4/Women 22 168 Richard Paige Green Jersey RT 24 06:16.2 5 Laps
3/4/Women 23 140 Gabrielle Duckworth Salt Ayre Cog Set 24 06:21.0 5 Laps
3/4/Women 24 104 Harrison Simms Cycle Sport Pendle 21 06:18.7 8 Laps
3/4/Women DNF 181 Simon Mulholland Team Hoppers Rollers 18 41:02.9 DNF

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