Road: Smail Wins Latest CDNW RR


Ulverston, Cumbria, 80 miles
Promoted by: Lakes RC
Event: 31st July 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports

CYCLE Premier-Metaltek rider Rob Smail secured his second win this week when he powered to victory in round 13 of the CDNW League in Cumbria on Sunday.

The 25-year-old from Devon made his trip north worthwhile when he won the Lakes RC promotion on roads around Ulverston, four days after he had also won the City Race Series circuit race around Manchester City's stadium.

Smail was part of a break of around a dozen riders which went clear early in the E123 race, but as the pace was kept high by the strong men the leaders split into three or four groups, with Smail powering ahead with Samuel Jackson (Herbalife-Wheelbase) and Matthew Robinson (All Terrain Cycles).

As the line loomed it was Jackson who made the first bid for glory, but on the uphill finish Smail proved too strong and came round him to take the win.

Further back, the remnants of the leading group tricked in over the next two or three minutes, while what was left of the bunch was even further back.

In the supporting CDNW League event for 3/4 category riders, David Crowley, the 49-year-old Bill Nickson Cycles rider from Preston, secured victory from Chris Taylor of Border City Wheelers.

1 Rob Smail (Cycle Premier-Metaltek) 3:30:00
2 Samuel Jackson (Herbalife)
3 Matthew Robinson (All Terrain Cycles) all @ same time
4 Dillon Byrne (Herbalife) @ 1:00
5 Andrew Beattie (Infinity Cycles)
6 Matt Holmes (Team Wallis CHH)
7 Tony Greenhalgh (Maxgear RT) all @ same time
8 Richard Bott (Herbalife) @ 2:30
9 Stuart Reid (Herbalife)
10 Graeme Sumner (GB Fire Service RT)

1 David Crowley (Bill Nickson Cycles) 2:35:46
2 Christopher Taylor (Border City Wheelers)
3 John Dodgin (Biketreks RT)
4 Thomas Walsh (Lancashire RC)
5 Dennis Lang (Clayton Velo)
6 Spencer Coltman (Southport CC)
7 Andy Gott (West Pennine RC)
8 Lee Brotzman (Wills Wheels)
9 Neil Robinson (Lune RCC)
10 Sean Hoban (VC Cumbria)