Road: Martin sprints to victory in Cestria Cycles RT Road Race

Road: Martin sprints to victory in Cestria Cycles RT Road Race


Location: Middleton, Northumberland
Event: 5 May 2013
Report: Neil Souter

After 65 miles of racing on a testing circuit in Northumberland, first year under-23 rider Adam Martin (Metaltek-Knights of Old, pictured) outsprinted breakaway rival Rob Carter (TS Racing Team-Vankru) for his first road victory of the season.

After an initial attack from Colin Ash (Blackhawk Bikes), the move of the day formed with Nick Spencer (Gosforth RC), Ian Norris (, Steve Gibson (Peak RC), Rob Carter (TS Racing Team-Vankru) and former GB Junior Neil Wallbank (Sunderland Clarion CC) in his first year back racing, breaking clear of the main group.

Having missed the move, Martin bridged across by himself on the third of eight laps of the circuit, taking less than half a lap to make it across.

With less than two laps remaining and the main group starting to pull the lead group back, Martin attacked from the break with only Carter able to go with him, the two remained clear until the finish where Martin comfortably out-sprinted Carter for the win.

The organiser would like to thank all members of Cestria Cycles RT, Cestria Cycles, friends and family and race officials for helping to run the event, and also Red Marine Ltd for sponsoring the prize list.


1 Adam Martin Metaltek - Knights of Old RT
2 Rob Carter TS Racing Team-Vankru
3 Nick Spencer Gosforth RC
4 Ian Norris
5 Alastair Young Newcastle University CC
6 Joshua Ferguson Velo29 –Blackhawk
7 Neil Wallbank Sunderland Clarion CC
8 Steve Gibson Peak RC
9 Adam Pratt Rock to Roll Cycles Ltd
10 Ben Hallworth Ilkley CC
11 Andrew Beattie Infinity Cycles Ambassadors Cycling Team
12 Jacob Trotter Squadra RT
13 Paul Bell Peak RC
14 David Johnson
15 Robert Shields Gosforth RC

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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.