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Regional B race is preference to ERRL nat b is part of errl, but no preference given to errl members
|Date||Start||Race name||Classification||Band||Rider Cat||Race length|
|5/10/14||09:00||E/1/2/3 - 125 km||National B||Band 2||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||125km / 78 miles|
|5/10/14||09:45||3/4 - 69 km||Regional B||Band 4||3rd, 4th||69km / 43 miles|
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|Sun 05/10/14||09:00||National B||Band 2||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite|
Sun 05/10/14 - 09:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
|Sun 05/10/14||09:45||Regional B||Band 4||3rd, 4th|
Sun 05/10/14 - 09:45
Classification: Regional B
Band: Band 4
Rider Cat: 3rd, 4th
Posted 05/10/2014 - Susan Wood
Written by: Snowdon Sports
Completing a weekend double, Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT) repeated his 2013 victory as he sprinted home at the head of a leading group of nine riders to win Maldon & District CC’s late-season road race which was increased this year from six to seven and a half laps of the Steeple circuit, in Essex.
The 79-mile race was run in still conditions under clear blue skies, and the field split into three distinct groups on the opening lap with Atkins – who had won the elite race in the wet at the Lea Valley Cycle Ability/Legacy Supporters League Festival meeting the day before on his first visit to the Olympic Park circuit – recognising the danger as a break began to form and the last to get across to leave ten leaders after 10 miles of action.
Team-mates Andrew Hastings and George Wood (Richardsons-Trek RT) began a series of attacks inside the final two laps, but it stayed together before Lawrence Carpenter (Catford CC) tried his hand approaching the finish and was also reeled in with the group now down to nine.
Tom Neale (Team Corley Cycles), third last year, jumped away before the last left-hand corner with Billy-Joe Whenman (Zannata CT) on his wheel, but Atkins charged by with 200 metres to go and opened up a gap of two bike lengths on the drag to the line to win from Hastings and Neale.
“It’s nice to go back and win again,” said 27-year-old Atkins, from West Drayton, Middlesex. “When we got to 200 metres to go I just put my head down and went as hard as I could.
“I enjoy the circuit, it was worth getting up early and motoring the 80 miles from my home.
“It’s nice to finish off the season with some good form, it’s been a pretty good one for me and for the Pedal Heaven team as well – we’re going in the right direction, we have all been enjoying it and there is a lot of enthusiasm there to take into next year.”
Meanwhile, in the supporting Regional B race it was 20-year-old Jobe Usher, the Harlow-based rider with the North Road CC, who took the win ahead of CC Ashwell’s Tom Trimble, while Ben Howell (Strada Sport) was third.
1 Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT)
2 Andrew Hastings (Richardsons-Trek RT)
3 Tom Neale (Team Corley Cycles)
4 Billy-Joe Whenman (Zannata CT)
5 Felix Barker (Team Friuli)
6 Mark Baines (Spirit Bikes RT)
7 Lawrence Carpenter (Catford CC)
8 George Wood (Richardsons-Trek RT)
9 Alexander Royle (BH-Solidor-WAM Youth)
10 Ed Clemens (Spirit Bikes RT)
1 Jobe Usher (North Road CC)
2 Tom Trimble (CC Ashwell)
3 Ben Howell (Strada Sport)
4 Mario Baumgartner (CC Hackney)
5 Matthew Anderson (Glendene CC)
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