Northants CRA Late Spring Handicap Series
Location: Great Gidding, Northamptonshire
Event: 28 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Competing in his first road race for 22 years, John Ellis (Welland Valley CC) turned back the clock to dominate the third round of the Northants CRA Late Spring Handicap Series over three wet and windswept laps of the exposed 10-mile Great Gidding - Sawtry circuit.
Given a favourable mark, 40-year-old Ellis showed that he had lost little with the passing time as he rode clear of the other longmarkers on the opening lap and continued to pull away to finish with an advantage of over two minutes.
Kev Hardwick (45 Road Club) and junior Joel Lewis (Kettering CC) led home the rest of a bedraggled and spread out field in second and third places.
1 John Ellis (Welland Valley CC) 1-24-18
2 Kev Hardwick (45 Road Club)
3 Joel Lewis (Kettering CC)
4 Callum Grieve (Loughborough Students CC)
5 Blair Adams (Kettering CC)
6 Stuart Lindsey (St Ives CC)
7 Stephen Colkbert (Renault Rotor Colbert RT)
8 Luke Hattersley (St Ives CC)
9 Richard Jones (Numplumz Mountain Bikers)
10 Lawrence Cox (Welland Valley CC)
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.