Road: Crump Victorious in Bicknacre RR


Location: East Hanningfield, Essex
Event: 28 August 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports

Good teamwork helped Eagle Road Club's Bryan Crump win the Bicknacre Road Race, staged at East Hanningfield in Essex by London Phoenix CC on Sunday.

The 33-year-old from Hackney powered to the win ahead of his nine breakaway rivals after team-mate James Sale had helped give him the best possible chance of victory.

Leading into the final turn of an S-bend just before the finish, Crump held his advantage and crossed the line a few bike lengths ahead of runner-up Lee Desborough (St Ives CC) at the end of the 57-mile race.

Eagle Road Club won the first of two primes on lap three courtesy of Damian Foy, and they won the second prime through James Sale.

But after the final prime they carried on their efforts, and helped establish a ten-strong leading group which went on to lead by around a minute and a half on the line.


1 Bryan Crump (Eagle RC) 2:15:00
2 Lee Desborough (St Ives CC)
3 Liam Gentry (VC Baracchi)
4 Gavin Moore (Stowmarket & District CC)
5 Jonathan Shuster (Stowmarket & District CC)
6 Russell Ford (Glade CC)
7 Steven Griffiths (PCH UK RT)
8 James Sale (Eagle RC)
9 Nigel Hobday (Cambridge CC)
10 Gonzalo Rodriguez (East London Velo)

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.