Road: Cartland Wins Maldon RR


Location: Steeple, Essex
Event: 2 October 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports

Team Corley Cycles' Richard Cartland secured victory in the Maldon and District Road Race at Steeple in Essex on Sunday, taking the win in a two-up sprint finish to the 64-mile National B race.

The 33-year-old from Worcestershire crossed the line just ahead of Epsom 24-year-old Adam Cotterell (WyndyMilla) after the pair had clipped off the front of a six-rider break towards the end of the race.

The break went on the second lap and, after swelling to nine as more riders bridged across from the bunch, the pace proved too high for some and three others dropped back.

The remains of the bunch eventually came in 1:47 behind the breakaway.

The supporting Regional B race was won by 37-year-old Edward Ashby (unattached) who, similar to the National B race, won in a two-up sprint finish from Patrick Schils (Velo Schils) at the end of their 43-mile race.

Ashby, from Chorleywood in Hertfordshire, was just a tyre's width ahead of Schils and required finish-line cameras to separate them. And just four seconds further off the pace was Andrew Brown (Velo Club Peloton) in third spot, edging Paul Radcliffe (Victoria Ciclos Uno) off the podium.


National B:
1 Richard Cartland (Team Corley Cycles) 2:31:00
2 Adam Cotterell (WyndyMilla) same time
3 Russell Hampton (Sigma Sport) @ 27sec
4 Michael Smith (Team Corley Cycles) @ 36sec
5 Anthony Moye (CC Luton) @ same time
6 Andrew Hastings (Finchley RT) @ 49sec
7 Daniel Crawley (PCH UK Racing Team) @ 50sec
8 Robert Windsor (East London Velo)
9 Gonzalo Rodriguez (East London Velo)
10 Basil Moss (Cambridge CC)

Regional B:
1 Edward Ashby (unattached) 1:44:27
2 Patrick Schils (Velo Schils) @ same time
3 Andrew Brown (Velo Club Peloton) @ 4sec
4 Paul Ratcliffe (Victoria Ciclos Uno) @ same time
5 Dominic Bruce (Velo Schils) @ 6sec
6 Charles Scott (CC Hackney) @ 7sec
7 James Wylie (Velo Schils) @ 8sec
8 Steven Bass (Maldon & Dist CC)
9 Matthew Garfield (Fenland Clarion)
10 Philip Thomerson (VC Norwich)

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.