Cross: Dan Lewis takes win in Gloucester

Cross: Dan Lewis takes win in Gloucester

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Location: Beaufort School, Tuffley, Gloucester
Event: 15 January 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Photos: John Cumming |


Dan Lewis (RAF CC) was first over the line in round 12 of the Western League at Beaufort School in Gloucester on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Wiltshire rider got off to a great start on a cold January day and he had Adeo Cadence man Charles Coleman for company as the two jockeyed for position over the first three laps.

As the race wore on, Coleman struggled to maintain the pace and fell back in the field and Peter Kench of GWR Team came on strong to offer Lewis new competition.

For the last four laps of the race, Kench gradually gained on the RAF leader but he was never going to catch him and finished some 50 seconds off Lewis’s pace. Coleman held third spot after losing his pace and was around 20 seconds down on Kench.

In other categories, Stuart Pickering (Cyclelogic) came top of the veterans and VC St Raphael’s Marianne Britton, 33, was the first of the women.

Results:

1 Dan Lewis (RAF CC)
2 Peter Kench (GWR Team)
3 Charles Coleman (Adeo Cadence)
4 Nick Onslow (Pedalon)
5 Stuart Pickering (Cyclelogic)
6 Joe Griffiths (Dream Cycling)
7 Anthony Dyment (North Hampshire RC)
8 Richard Fairholme (Kenilworth Wheelers)
9 Andy Roberts (GWR Team)
10 David Barnaville (Felt Colbornes)
Veterans: Stuart Pickering (Cyclelogic). Women: Marianne Britten (VC St Raphael).


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.