Road: Howells wins first ELV Series race


Location: Redbridge Cycling Centre, Essex
Event: 12 January 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports

Hackney’s Rhys Howell (Twenty 3C-Orbea) secured victory in the first race of the East London Velo Six Days of Winter Series, staged at the Redbridge Cycling Centre in Essex on Saturday.

The 25-year-old took the win ahead of Stevenage-based 32-year-old Richard Da Silva (Pro Cycle Hire UK), while 22-year-old Josh Lawless (Aprire Bicycles) completed the podium in third spot.

Over in the race for third and fourth category riders, Stuart Clapp (Vicious Velo) took the win, the 35-year-old from nearby Leigh on Sea holding off London veteran Antonious Wubben (unattached) while Joel Lewis (Arbis-Colbert Cycles) took third.


1 Rhys Howells (Twenty 3C-Orbea)
2 Richard Da Silva (Pro Cycle Hire UK)
3 Joshua Lawless (Aprire Bicycles)
4 Louis Modell (East London Velo)
5 Max Stedman (AW Cycles)
6 Rolandas Razgauskis (unattached)
7 Philip Hersey (Eagle RC)
8 Paul McGrath (North Road CC)
9 James Local (London Dynamo)
10 Iain Palmer (Twickenham CC)

Cat 3/4:
1 Stuart Clapp (Vicious Velo)
2 Antonious Wubben (unattached)
3 Joel Lewis (Arbis-Colbert Cycles)
4 Matthew Menlove (Maldon & Dist CC)
5 Miles Butler (London Phoenix)
6 Neil Heffernan (Vivelo Bikes)
7 Charlie Bratt (St Ives CC)
8 David Bamford (East London Velo)
9 Mark Yale (Stowmarket & Dist CC)
10 Gunther Zechmann (Zappi’s CC)

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