Road: Wilkinson beats the odds at Ulverston


Location: Ulverston, Cumbria
Event: 29 July 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

On the way back from illness, Ian Wilkinson (Endura racing) beat the odds to win Sunday’s 76-mile round of the CDNW Road Race League in Cumbria in a five-up sprint.

Rapha Condor Sharp had three riders in the leading group, who rode away from the rest of the race to finish nine minutes clear, but 33-year-old Wilkinson, had the speed to beat them all and record his first victory a Tour de Normandie stage win in March.

Chris Jennings and Richard Handley filled the next two places for Rapha with Ben Greenwood ( taking fourth spot and Mike Cuming fifth.

Robert Palmer (Stretford Wheelers CC) secured the first win of his comeback season after two years out in the supporting 52-mile race for third and fourth categories.


1 Ian Wilkinson (Endura Racing) 3:07:10
2 Chris Jennings (Rapha Condor Sharp)
3 Richard Handley (Rapha Condor Sharp)
4 Ben Greenwood (
5 Mike Cuming (Rapha Condor Sharp) all @ same time
6 Simon Wilson (Metaltek-Scott) at 9:00
7 Tom Bustard (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
8 Andrew Hawdon (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
9 Luke Grivell-Mellor (Rapha Condor Sharp)
10 Chris Sherriffs (Team Bglobal) all @ same time
1 Robert Palmer (Stretford Wheelers CC) 2:11:42
2 Joseph Richards (
3 Jack Robinson (Seamons CC)
4 Aidan Holgate (North Lancs RC) all @ same time
5 Brian Pearson (Lakes RC) @ 34 sec
6 Austin Aldred (Cleveleys RC)
7 Craig Winter (Border City Wheelers)
8 David Cuming (Kuota Spinergy) all @ same time
9 Alastair Young (Gosforth RC) @ 1:05
10 John Findley (Bill Nickson Cycles RT) @ same time

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.