Cross: Notts & Derby Lge Win for Droger

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Location: Alfreton Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire
Event: 15 October 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports


Team CF rider Dieter Droger win the latest round of the Notts and Derby League at Alfreton Park in Derbyshire on Saturday, just edging out Buzz Cycles-Forme rival Adam Biggs in the sprint for the line.

Droger, 30 and from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, was literally just a few inches ahead of Biggs – but with him not being registered for league points, Biggs takes his third maximum points haul of the series.

Ilkeston-based Biggs was also second in round five the previous week when David Fletcher (Boardman Elite) stopped him taking the win on the day, but similarly, with Fletcher not being registered for points, 24-year-old Biggs was happy enough with his performances.

The final podium spot went to 31-year-old Gareth Hewitt, who stepped up from fifth last week to third this time. The 31-year-old RST Racing Team rider from Westhouses, near Alfreton, was just five seconds further back and managed to hold off Empella Cyclo-Cross.com rider Ben Eedy for third.

In other categories, Pedalsport’s Mike Young was top veteran. The 43-year-old from Barnsley was ninth overall and just 1-12 off the pace set by the winner. And just 19 seconds behind him, 21-year-old Nottingham rider Lawrence Frost was crowned top under-23 in tenth spot.

Draycott-based Pete Harris was top over-50 in 15th spot, while Zepnat RT rider Diane Lee, 26 and from High Peak, was fastest woman and just 14 seconds ahead of top junior Alistair Parker (Heanor Clarion).

Another Heanor Clarion rider, James Shaw won the youth race for a second consecutive time – and a fourth victory so far in the series – when he crossed the line 16 seconds ahead of Derby Mercury rival Tom Weeds, who he also beat to victory in last week’s fifth round.

Third last week, Rutland Velo rider Oliver Maxwell was pushed off the podium by Matlock CC’s Arthur Green, while best under-14 was again Heanor Clarion’s William Gascoyne.

Results:

Seniors:
1 Dieter Droger (Team CF) 48:03
2 Adam Biggs (Buzz Cycles-Forme) @ same time
3 Gareth Hewitt (RST Racing Team) @ 5sec
4 Ben Eedy (Empella Cyclo-Cross.com) @ same time
5 Andrew Naylor (Ashfield RC) @ 13sec
6 Andrew Stuart (TFN Tri Club) @ 20sec
7 Rob Parkin (Buzz Cycles) @ 24sec
8 James Furniss (Zepnat RT) @ 33sec
9 Mike Young (Pedalsport CC) @ 1:12
10 Lawrence Frost (Ashfield RC) @ 1:31
Veterans: Over-40s: Mike Young (Pedalsport CC). Over-50s: Pete Harris (unattached). Under-23s: Lawrence Frost (Ashfield RC). Women: Diane Lee (Zepnat RT). Juniors: Alistair Parker (Heanor Clarion).

Youth:
1 James Shaw (Heanor Clarion) 26:07
2 Tom Weeds (Derby Mercury) @ 16sec
3 Arthur Green (Matlock CC) @ 43sec
4 Oliver Maxwell (Rutland Velo) @ 1:32
5 William Gascoyne (Heanor Clarion) @t 2:26
6 Callum McBrean (Nottingham Clarion) @ 2:34
Under-14s: Wiliam Gascoyne (Heanor Clarion).

Under-12s:
1 Jenson Young (Pedalsport CC) 15:21
2 James Swadling (Nottingham Clarion) @ 10sec
3 Oliver Snodden (unattached) @ 19sec
4 John Webster (Matlock CC) @ 34sec
5 George Swindell (Matlock CC) @ 53sec
6 Will Barker (4 Life Tri) @ 55sec
Under-9s:
1 Ben Chilton (Derby Mercury RC) 7:17
2 Matthew Muscombe (Derby Mercury RC) @ 9sec
3 Josh Giddings (Heanor Clarion) @ 21sec
Girls: Elizabeth Webster.


British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.