Cross: Five up for Webber in Eastern League

Cross: Five up for Webber in Eastern League

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Location: Ditchington, Bungay, Norfolk
Event: 15 December 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Photos: Fergus Muir

Stepping up his challenge for overall honours, Matthew Webber led a one-two for Hackney GT as he recorded his fifth win of the Eastern League series in steady drizzle at Broome Heath.

The 39-year-old Londoner pulled away over the second half of the race to win from team-mate Ben Ellis on a course which included four sandy dismount stretches.

Series leader at the start of the day, Ross Tricker (XRT-Elmy Cycles) settled for third after a ‘coming together’ with fourth-placed Tim Guy (Iceni Velo), and Billy Whenman (Zannata CT) enjoyed a rare cyclo-cross appearance in fifth place.

Ian Newby (Diss & District CC) scored a clear elite veterans victory wearing a very old Trek jersey in memory of Joe Waller, to whose name the feature race is dedicated.


Senior men:
1 Matthew Webber (Hackney GT)
2 Ben Lewis (Hackney GT)
3 Ross Tricker (XRT-Elmy Cycles)
4 Tim Guy (Iceni Velo)
5 Billy Whenman (Zannata CT
Elite veterans: Ian Newby (Diss & District CC)
Veterans: Richard Muchmore (Crest CC)
Youth: Callum Mackie (Lee Valley Youth CC)

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