Location: Oakenclough, Lancashire
Event: 18 August 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Hope Factory Racing rider James Gullen secured a solo victory in the Jim Rogers Memorial, round 15 of the CDNW League, when he launched a late attack in the Lancashire event.
The 23-year-old, who is from Leeds but lives in Lancaster, was 1:15 ahead by the line after attacking up a climb with six miles to go, leaving his breakaway rivals to battle for the minor placings.
It was Gullen’s 16th podium so far this season, and comes after he placed third in the previous week’s CDNW League Road Race.
“I spent the whole race in different groups trying to get across to the leaders, but I was always on the wrong side of the breaks. But two of us did finally manage to get across to the leaders, and I attacked from then,” said Gullen afterwards.
“I knew the climb was the best place to attack because it’s a hard circuit and it would’ve taken a lot out of the guys who had been away for most of the race. It was breezy and there were rain showers, so at the end the other guys’ legs weren’t as strong as mine.”
Michael Ashurst (Biketreks Racing Academy) took second spot, sprinting home just a second ahead of Kit Gilham (Metaltek-Knights of Old).
And in the 55-mile 34W race, Mark Nulty took the win by 17 seconds from Brad Morgan (Bill Nickson Cycles), while Karl Owen (Manchester Wheelers) was third.
1 James Gullen Hope Factory Racing 122km in 3:16:12
2 Michael Ashurst Biketreks Racing Academy @1:15
3 Kit Gilham Metaltek - Knights of Old @1:16
4 Liam Glen Wheelbase Altura MGD st
5 Jacob Tipper Biketreks Racing Academy @2:30
6 Jonathan Cregeen Biketreks Racing Academy @6:40
7 Samuel Jackson Overplay.net Racing Team st
8 Leigh Cowell Kuota - Spinergy - GSG st
9 Steve Smith Champion System/Maxgear/Base @14:50
10 John Rigby Champion System/Maxgear/Base st
11 James Dunlop Biketreks Racing Academy @19:00
12 Stuart Percival GB Fire Service st
13 Alex Jones 4 Star Racing @20:15
14 John Findley Bill Nickson Cycles RT @22:15
15 Luke Beswick Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles @24:15
16 Aaron Handley Bikebox - Alan st
17 Martin Woffindin Cycle Sport Pendle st
18 Julian Pearson Teamwallis CHH Racing Team @ 1 lap
1 Mark Nulty (unattached) 55 miles in 2:32:30
2 Brad Morgan Bill Nickson Cycles @17secs
3 Karl Owen Man Whs @20secs
4 David Kinloch Ilkley C.C. @1:15
5 Sean Noon ASL 360 st
6 Thomas Gibson Kent Valley RC st
7 Matthew Wiliams-Jones Sheffield Uni st
8 Martyn Gordon Champion System/Maxgear/Base st
9 John Bamford Team Leapfrog st
10 Ian Roberts unattached st
11 Thomas Brazier Chester RC st
12 Paul Rowley Manchester Whlrs Club st
13 Joseph Robinson Wills Wheels Cycling Club st
14 Christopher Taylor Border City Wheelers CC st
15 Jonathan Rooke Wills Wheels Cycling Club @2:52
16 Adam Blakeley Team Leapfrog @3:00
17 Fred Bamforth Stretford Whls CC st
18 Christian Smith Manchester Whlrs Club st
19 Christopher Anderson Biketreks Racing Academy @8:26
20 Kristian Spreckley Withington Whs st
21 Robert Shirley unattached @8:36
22 Joe Bennett Warrington RC @11:00
23 Geoff Mates Vanillabikes.com @20:00
24 Mathew Lythgoe Ribble Valley CRC st
25 Nick Taylor P.M. @25:00
26 Sammy K Y Cheung unattached st
27 Wayne Greenhalgh Champion System/Maxgear/Base st
28 Darran Acton Team Leapfrog st
29 Graham Atkinson Lancaster st
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