Cross: Yorkshire win for Martin

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UNDER-23 Adam Martin (Cestria Cycles RT) followed up his strong showing at the first National Trophy event by securing his second win of the Yorkshire Points Series in dry conditions at Huddersfield New College.

The Pelton 18-year-old led from the start and was 15 seconds up after the first of seven laps with Nick Barnes (Zepnat RT) and Dieter Droger (Dirtwheels Racing) working hard together to hold the gap.

Droger plugged away as Barnes dropped back and Neal Crampton (Crosstrax) moved into third place, but although he got back to within 12 seconds on the final lap, Martin was in control on the dry course of mainly field and grass.

A crash took out likely contenders Matt Denby (Team Jewson) and John Hick (Holme Valley Wheelers) in the early stages of the veterans race as Charles Taylor (Pedalsport CC) made his customary fast start at the head of a field of 111 riders.

Taylor had been joined by team-mate Chris Young, Noel Clough (Fietsen Tempo) and Ian Taylor (Craven Energy) by the end of the opening lap, and Young and Ian Taylor then steadily moved clear of the rest before the latter put the pressure on with two laps to go.

The gap was out to 15 seconds at the bell and continued to rise to leave Ian Taylor 47 seconds clear at the line with Mike Young (Pedalsport CC) growing stronger as the race progressed and coming through to catch Chris Taylor on the last lap for third place.

Adela Carter (Hope Factory Racing) had an excellent race as first woman in eighth place overall.

Chris Barnes (Zepnat RT) continued his unbeaten run in the youth series, leading all the way, with a good battle behind him for second place going to Alfie Moses (Paul Milnes RT) on the last lap over Tom Seaman (Wakefield Junior Tri).


1 Adam Martin (Cestria Cycles RT) 49-30
2 Dieter Droger (Dirtwheels Racing) at 12 sec
3 Neal Crampton (Crosstrax) at 1-07
4 James Dalton (Pedalsport CC)
5 Nick Barnes (Zepnat RT)
6 James Sharp (Hope Factory Racing)
7 Joshua Keep (unattached)
8 Rob Watson (Dirtwheels Cycles)
9 Rob Partridge (Endura Racing)
10 Simon Maudsley (Dirtwheels Racing)

1 Ian Taylor (Craven Energy) 51-14
2 Chris Young (Pedalsport CC) at 47 sec
3 Mike Young (Pedalsport CC) at 1-09
4 Chris Taylor (Pedalsport CC)
5 Noel Clough (Fietsen Tempo)
6 Steve Bottomley (Crosstrax)
7 Seth Smith (Paul Milnes RT)
8 Adela Carter (Hope Factory Racing)
9 Marcus Spencer (Hargreaves Cycles)
10 Phil Hinchcliffe (Bradford RCC)

1 Adela Carter (Hope Factory Racing)
2 Annabelle Simpson (Hope Factory Racing)
3 Marie Jackson (Paul Milnes RT)

1 Chris Barnes (Zepnat RT) 31-40
2 Alfie Moses (Paul Milnes RT) at 58 sec
3 Tom Seaman (Wakefield Junior Tri) at 1-02
4 Amira Mellor (Holme Valley Wheelers)
5 Mason Hollyman (Kirklees Cycling Academy)

Under-16 Girl: Amira Mellor
Under-14 Boy: Mason Hollyman
Under-14 Girl: Lucy Horrocks (Hope Factory Racing)

1 Jenson Young (Pedalsport CC)
2 Finn Cooper (Kirklees CA)
3 Louis Cook (Holme Valley Wheelers)

1 Lucy Whearty (Pedalsport CC)
2 Millie Yates (Holme Valley Wheelers)
3 Amy Hinchcliffe (Wakefield Junior Tri)

1 Marcus Hiley (Pedalsport CC)
2 Toby Kershaw (VeloCake)
3 Tom Sheard (Kirklees CA)

1 Sophie Metrey (unattached)
2 Paula Hinchcliffe (Wakefield Junior Tri)
3 Ruby Yates (Holme Valley Wheelers)

1 Henry Parkin (Wakefield Junior Tri)
2 Benjamin Hodson (Holme Valley Wheelers)
3 Sammy Mills (unattached)

1 Amber Ford (Huddersfield Star Wheelers)
2 Astrid Hiley (Pedalsport CC)
3 Beth Howarth (Huddersfield Star Wheelers)

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