Road: Wood Victorious in Python RR

Road: Wood Victorious in Python RR


Event: Python Racing Team Summer Road Race
Venue: Maidenhead, Berkshire, 87 miles
Promoted by: Python Racing Team
Date: Sun, August 14 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports
│ Flickr Gallery: Maurice Joyce

HAVING ridden the final nine miles alone, Richard Wood (Team Milton Keynes) proved a worthy winner of the Python Racing Team Summer Road Race near Maidenhead, Berkshire, on Sunday.

Wood was the only survivor of a nine-rider escape group that had led for much of the race, but was hunted down by the bunch shortly after the bell had sounded.

Team Milton Keynes' Richard Wood wins the 2011 Python RT Road Race. Pic: Mark Hopkins.

While Wood was savouring his win, behind him the sprint for second spot was in disarray with a crash in the bunch with just 500 metres to go marred the finish.

Cannondale Racing Team's Toby Neave took second, while CC Luton rival did well to hold off Flavio Zappi (Team Zappis) for the final spot on the podium.

 The bunch tries to chase down the leading break. Pic: Mark Hopkins.

1 Richard Wood (Team Milton Keynes) 3-25-00
2 Toby Neave (Cannondale RT)
3 James Fox (CC Luton)
4 Flavio Zappi (Team Zappis)
5 Tony Gibb (Cycle Premier-Metaltek)
6 Justin Hoy (Felt-Colbornes RT)
7 Paul Crook (Beyond Mountain Bikes)
8 Lewis Atkins (Twenty3c-Orbea)
9 Ian Rees (Willier-Go Self Drive)
10 Mike Smith (Team Corley Cycles)
11 James Jones (Beeline Cycles)
12 Stephen Adams (Sigma Sport RT)
13 Allan Ridler (Cycle Kingdom RT)
14 Jeremy Lowsley-Williams (Team UK Youth)
15 James Stewart (Team UK Youth)
16 Gavin Rumbles (CC Luton)
17 Chris Snook (Banjo Cycles)
18 Tom Kirk (Team Zappis)
19 Filip Rudenstam (Team UK Youth)
20 Pete Wager (Felt-Colbornes RT)