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Cross: Oldham surges to victory at Alexandra Palace

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Rapha Super-Cross (Alexandra Palace)
Location: Alexandra Palace, London
Event: 27 October 2013


Hope Factory Racing, led by Paul Oldham and Annie Simpson, secured a hat-trick of wins in the Rapha Super Cross series at Alexandra Palace in front of a loud capital city crowd.

The steep slopes of Ally Pally once again nearly proved the dominant team’s undoing, as they slipped to third on the day, but wins secured at Broughton Hall and Manchester ensured a third straight victory in the series, beating Hargroves Cycles by just one point.

The young guns of Rapha-GB, led home by Ben Sumner, produced a storming ride in the bright and blustery conditions to take the team prize on the day and lift them to third overall.

Another young team, Raleigh, secured the ‘Rouleur Team of the Day’ award for their classy riding throughout the series, ending a very respectable fifth overall.

Both men’s and women’s races ran true to form, Oldham shaking off the persistent Jody Crawforth to finish alone, and Simpson leading from the gun and dominating the field.

Around 500 riders faced the mysterious ‘Spiral of Doom’ and emerged unscathed, while the final race of the day, featuring the tequila shortcut and wall of foam, brought another fine series to a close.


Results

Elite

1 Paul Oldham Senior

2 Jody Crawforth Senior @20 seconds

3 Steve James U23 @33 seconds

4 Ben Sumner U23 @41

5 Nick Craig Senior @01:02.6

6 Jack Ravenscroft U23 01:12.4

7 Nick Barnes U23 01:14.7

8 Jack Clarkson U23 01:46.6

9 John Whittington Senior 01:51.0

10 Dave Collins Senior 01:51.1

11 Adam King U23 01:57.9

12 Andrew Hargroves U23 02:07.3

13 Dan Booth Senior 02:24.8

14 Mike Thompson U23 02:32.4

15 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson U23 02:38.4

16 Dieter Droger Senior 02:50.6

17 Matt Hargroves U23 02:51.1

18 Thomas Craig U23 02:51.2

19 Will Bjergfelt Senior 02:53.6

20 Richard Mardle Senior 03:15.4

21 Tom Payton Senior 03:38.2

22 Scott Chalmers Senior 03:42.2

23 Steve Davis Senior 03:42.6

24 Chris Barnes Senior 04:11.9

25 Jake Poole U23 04:22.3

26 Scot Easter Senior 04:57.3

27 Danny Fox U23 05:06.1

28 Ben Cooper U23 1 Lap

29 Joshua Wells-Walling U23 1 Lap

30 Joe Atkins U23 1 Lap

31 Ben Pygott Senior 1 Lap

32 Bruce Dalton Senior 1 Lap

33 Annie Simpson Woman 1 Lap

34 Hannah Payton Woman 1 Lap

35 Delia Beddis Woman 1 Lap

36 Jough Watson Senior 1 Lap

37 Andy Taylor Senior 1 Lap

38 Beth Crumpton Woman 1 Lap

39 Diane Lee Woman 1 Lap

40 Amira Mellor Woman 1 Lap

41 Nichola Butler Woman 2 Laps

42 Abby Mae Parkinson Woman 2 Laps

43 Rebecca Womersley Woman 2 Laps

44 Matt Waitford U23 2 Laps

45 Ffion James Woman 2 Laps

46 Claire Beaumont Woman 2 Laps

47 Mel Brand Woman 2 Laps

48 Sophia Joy Woman 2 Laps

49 Phoebe Sneddon Woman 2 Laps

DNF Hugo Robinson U23 DNF

DNF Verity Appleyard Woman DNF

ROULEUR TEAM OF THE DAY AWARD - Raleigh


Alexandra Palace Team Result

1. Rapha-GB

2. Hargroves Cycles

3. Hope Factory Racing

4. Raleigh

5. Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves

6. MG-Maxifuel

7. Rouleur

8. Charge

9. Yorkshire


FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

1. Hope 28pts

2. Hargroves 27pts

3. Rapha-GB 21pts

4. Rouleur 20pts

5. Raleigh 19pts

6. Felt 15pts

7. MG-Maxifuel 13pts

8. Yorkshire 12pts

9. Charge 7pts


 

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