Road: Gee wins Shrewsbury Circuit Race


Location: Shrewsbury Sports Village, Shropshire
Event: 24 March 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Metaltek-Scott rider Matt Gee held off two Cycle Premier rivals to win the Shrewsbury Sports Village Circuit Races at the Shropshire venue on Saturday.

The 21-year-old from Lichfield won a bunch sprint finish to top the podium, while Cycle Premier rivals Richard Hepworth and William Penn finished second and third respectively.

A crash early on in the race in the finish straight caused the circuit to be shortened while an ambulance attended, and when it was brought back into full use there was 10 kilometres remaining.

Despite the best efforts of Cycle Premier pairing Russell Falder and George Moore who both had digs off the front, it was a bunch gallop with Gee taking the win, while local boy turned Rapha Condor Sharp pro Luke Grivell-Mellor gave home crowd excitement with sixth.

In the Youth races Joe Holt, Bynea CC won the under-16s, with Shropshire lads Tomos Owens and Ewan Grivell-Mellor making it a home circuit one-two in the under14s.


1 Matt Gee (Metaltek-Scott)
2 Richard Hepworth (Cycle Premier)
3 William Penn (Cycle Premier)
4 Conan Mayman (Team Bglobal)
5 George Moore (Cycle Premier)
6 Luke Grivell-Mellor (Rapha Condor-Sharp)
7 Alister Clay (Halesowen A&CC)
8 John Holt (Team Tredz)
9 Steve Abbot (Team Wallis CHH)
10 Harry Grey (Vanilla Bikes)

Third cat:
1 Oliver Kyte (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
2 Sean Grosvenor (Ystwyth CC)
3 Ethan Lee (Solihull CC)
4 Lee Sullivan (Mid-Shropshire Wheelers)
5 David Spencer (Fibrax-Wrexham)
6 Joe Holt (Team Tredz)
7 Kamil Studzinski (Brooks Cycles)
8 Stephen Edwards (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
9 Robert Standring (Team V-Sprint Racing)
10 Richard Lines (Stourbridge CC)

Fourth cat:
1 Scott Bennett (Bynea CC)
2 Theo Mercant (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
3 Mark Fenn (Paramount CRT)

1 Alison Holmes (Lichfield City CC)
2 Sharon Underhill (Halesowen A&CC)

1 Joe Holt (Team Tredz)
2 James Ireson (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
3 Jack Escritt (Fred Williams Cycles)

1 Tomos Owens (Brooks Cycles)
2 Ewan Grivell-Mellor (Mid-Shropshire Wh)
3 Jake Stewart (Solihull CC)

1 Matthew Shaw (Solihull CC)
2 Matthew Lewis (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
3 William Mansfield (Wolverhampton Wheelers)

1 Jack Rootkin-Gray (Solihull CC)
2 Adam Phillips (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
3 Guto Dafydd (Towy Riders)

1 Joshua Tarling (Towy Riders)
2 Iolo Dafydd (Towy Riders)
3 Heledd Hunt (Wolverhampton Wheelers)

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.