Autostrasse Porsche Racing Team Road Race

Road , Ipswich – Sunday, 13 Apr 2014

Event Details

Event URN:

294039

Start Date:

Sun, 13th Apr 2014

Event Type:

Road (Competitive)

Venue:

Somersham Village Hall, Lower Road, Somersham, Ipswich, IP8 4PJ
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Series:

Eastern Road Race League

Entry close date

Sun, 30th Mar 2014

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
13/04/14 09:00 E/1/2/3 - 120 km National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 120km / 75 miles

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Race E/1/2/3
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sun 13/04/14 09:00 National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£19.00)
Race E/1/2/3
Sun 13/04/14 - 09:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£19.00)

Stones goes one better to win Autostrasse

Posted 13/04/2014 - Kevin Curtis

Autostrasse Porsche Racing Team Road Race
Report: Snowdon Sports

Liam Stones looked strong as he powered his way to first place in the Autostrasse Porsche Racing Team Road Race in Ipswich on Sunday.

Having narrowly lost out to Lewis Atkins in the Westerley Spring Crits the day before, Stones went one better to record a great win at the 11-lap race in Somersham which boasted a field of 55 riders.

On the second lap, it was Stones that instigated a break, putting a fierce attack in early on. Seven other riders responded to the dig and joined him as he pulled away.

The group of eight riders worked well together, building a large gap over a chasing pack of another six riders which formed on lap three.

There were two primes, one of which was won by Neon-Velo’s Alex Minting with five laps to go and then by GS Avanti rider, Jonathan Harris, with three to go.

As the end of the race approached, the leading group had opened up a gap of around three minutes on the chasing pack and the final climb of Willensham Hill provided a tense finale.

Lewis Stevens (Strada Sport) made a break for the line but Stones was still looking strong and overhauled him, taking victory by a couple of bike lengths.

Stones said after the race: “There was the early breakaway which I instigated by attacking off the front.

“I got 400 metres and then a few others came over and we set off went quickly. The lads did well to get it away on the last few laps.

“But then we had a few sitters on, a few not working hard enough. There were a few attacks but nothing stuck until the last lap.

“Coming into the final hill, Lewis attacked and everyone was looking to me to catch him. I got a bit worried and went after him.

“Then, I heard Lewis shouting so I knew he was in a bit of pain. He got over the first hill then I just wound it up past him. It wasn’t a complicated race but it wasn’t easy. I’m off to France because I’ve got Paris-Camembert race on Tuesday.”

Results:

1 Liam Stones (Team Raleigh)
2 Lewis Stevens (Strada Sport)
3 Alex Minting (Neon-Velo)
4 Douglas Coleman (CC Luton)
5 Edmond Bradbury (Cambridge University)
6 Simon Alexander (Richardson Trek)
7 Theo Doncaster (Ashwell CC)
8 Jonathan Harris (GS Avanti)
9 Ian Knight (Team Corley Cycles)
10 Richard Wood (Arbis Colbert)

 

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Confirmed Results

Race E/1/2/3

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
Results
1 Liam Stones Raleigh GAC Finished Elite 60
2 Lewis Stevens Strada-Sport Finished 2nd 52
3 Alex Minting Neon-Velo Cycling Team Finished 2nd 45
4 Douglas Coleman CC Luton Finished 1st 40
5 Edmund Bradbury Cambridge University RT - Hunt... Finished 2nd 35
6 Simon Alexander Richardsons-Trek RT Finished 1st 31
7 Theo Doncaster Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) Finished 2nd 27
8 Jonathan Harris GS Avanti Finished 1st 23
9 Ian Knight Corley Cycles - Drops RT Finished 1st 20
10 Richard Wood Arbis - Colbert Cycles RT Finished 1st 17
11 James Fox CC Luton Finished 1st 15
12 David Murrell London Phoenix CC Finished 2nd 13
13 Dean Shannon Richardsons-Trek RT Finished 1st 11
14 Hugo Robinson Neon-Velo Cycling Team Finished 2nd 9
15 James Sale Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team Finished 2nd 7
16 Mike Jackson CC Luton Finished 1st 6
17 David Warwick Fast Test Racing Team Finished 3rd 5
18 Mark Yale VC Revolution Finished 3rd 3
19 Kieran Brady City Cycle Centre.com Finished 2nd 2
20 Oliver Edwards VC Revolution Finished 3rd 1
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