Road: Finn Wins CDNW at Lazonby

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Finn Wins CDNW Race at Lazonby

Lazonby, Cumbria, 75 miles
Promoted by: Cycling Development North West
Event: 26th June 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports

CYCLE Premier-Metaltek's Ashley Finn took victory in the latest Cycling Development North West League race at Lazonby in Cumbria on Sunday, the tenth round of the popular series.

The 21-year-old from Lancaster just held off breakaway rival Samuel Jackson (Herbalife-Wheelbase) by seven seconds on the line, while the chasing group were a further minute off the pace.

Finn was part of an earlier, unsuccessful four-man break which went clear on the second of seven laps on an 11-mile circuit.

Within a matter of minutes after they were reeled in, Finn was off again, attacking on a climb at the back of the circuit with Jackson, and quickly establishing a lead of around 40 seconds within a couple of miles.

Their lead fluctuated between 30 seconds and a minute, and even when a chasing group of four came after them they couldn't be caught.

And in the run-in to the finish, Finn proved better suited to the tough uphill finish, holding off Jackson, while Alistair Rutherford (Science in Sport.com) led in the chasers at 1:05 for third spot.

And in the supporting race for 3/4 cat riders, John Didgin (Biketreks Racing Team) won by 28 seconds from Honister 92 rival Garth McColville.

Results:
E/1/2/3 (123km):
1 Ashley Finn (Cycle Premier-Metaltek) 3:00:03
2 Samuel Jackson (Herbalife) @ 7sec
3 Alistair Rutherford (Science in Sport.com) @ 1:05
4 Harry Grey (Vanilla Bikes.com)
5 Craig Battersby (Team Bglobal) all @ same time
6 Richard Hepworth (Cycle Premier) @ 2:37
7 Lee Baldwin (Buxton CC)
8 Chris Sherriffs (Team Bglobal)
9 Simon Wilson (Cycle Premier)
10 Ben Dean (Clayton Velo) all @ same time

3/4 (51 miles):
1 John Dodgin (Biketreks Racing Team) 2:12:13
2 Garth McColville (Honister 92) @ 28sec
3 Greg Tognarelli (VC Cumbria) @ 35sec
4 Andrew Cox (Bicycleworks)
5 Dave McCallum (Bicycleworks)
6 Lee Carter (Ribble Valley CRC)
7 Wayne Greenhalgh (Maxgear RT)
8 Thomas Walsh (Lancashire RC)
9 John Findley (Bill Nickson Cycles)
10 Andy Gott (West Pennine RT) all @ same time