Location: Ashford, Kent
Event: 2 June 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Stephen Cavey (Catford CC) recorded his first ever win in only his second full competitive race in Ashford on Saturday.
An early break got away from the main bunch early on before being swallowed up and Cavey, 21, found himself behind two riders who had ridden away from the front.
The Loughborough-based rider soon leapfrogged the leaders and was then joined by eight riders who worked together to open up a gap over the peleton, varying between three and four minutes.
On the final lap, the group was whittled down to five riders who competed in a sprint finish with Cavey having the edge by about half a bike.
Stephen said after the race: “I was surprised to win! I felt good before the race but in no way did I think I could win it.
“Training has been going well and I just want to keep doing the SERRL races and some in the Surrey league to keep my form up, anything local.
“It wasn’t really a hilly race but it wasn’t flat either. I think the lead came down to the fact that there were some people who weren’t willing to work together in the peloton but my group at the front wanted to have a go and were really up for it.
“It was my second ever road race, I only just started cycling races this year.”
1 Stephen Cavey Catford Cycling Club
2 David Kennett Norwood Paragon C.C.
3 Richard Bayfield London Phoenix
4 Craig Simpson Neon Velo
5 Andrew Colvin Bigfoot CC
6 Huck Garip PMR@ToachimHouse
7 Kevin Newland 4T+ Velo Club
8 Tim Johnston SFACC
9 Simon Charlesworth SFA Racing
10 Keith Watson Ad Adalta CC
11 fraser wildman PMR@Toachim House
12 Jacob Nicholson Medway VC
13 Greg Moss Dulwich Paragon
14 Nick Malins 4T+ Velo Club
15 Ross Bryan Team Gwb-ACTiV
16 Danny Matthews Club Cyclopark
17 James Walsby Catford CC Banks Equipe
18 Nathan Hereward Kingston Wheelers
19 Dan Stevens Neon Velo
20 Marco Coppola Gemini BC
21 Phil Hoffman San Fairy Ann CC
22 Jess Harding Neon Velo
23 Peter Mahoney Sydenham Wheelers
24 Craig Joy PMR@Team Toachim
25 Giles Porter London Dynamo
26 Sam Bradford PMR@ToachimHouse
27 Jamie Batten Dulwich Paragon
28 Dave McCann PMR@Toachim House
29 Liam Yates Catford Equipe CC
30 Ewan Tuohy Catford CC Equipe Banks
31 Aaron Dewhurst Team Gwb-ACTiV
32 Nick Saunders Ad Alta CC
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