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- Start Date:
Sun, 22nd Jun 2014
- Event Type:
Test Valley Community School, Roman Road, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6HA
- Entry close date
Sun, 1st Jun 2014
The Stockbridge Down Road Race is based on a rolling 13 mile circuit between the small town of Stockbridge (www.stockbridge-hampshire.com) and the city of Winchester in Hampshire. 80 miles race distance which includes 7 ascents of Winton Hill, with the race finish at the top after 6 full laps. Once again the event will be sponsored by "Jamie Shearer Roofing" which ensures a decent prize fund, full NEG support, race service and Accredited Marshalling of the complete circuit. The race winner will also be presented with the superb "Weyhill Weekend" Trophy, which is currently held by 2013 race winner George Harper while riding for Felt RT.
Info for Riders
This event was originally scheduled for Sunday 27th April. Please note new date of Sunday 22nd June. **To all riders on the entry list** If you are UNABLE to make the new date, please contact the event organiser who will arrange a refund. If you are already on the list and able to ride, you need take no further action, your entry is valid and all details remain the same. Riders NOT currently on the list - you may enter the event but please be aware that your place will be allocated as and when riders unable to make the new date withdraw from the event.
|Date||Start||Race name||Classification||Band||Rider Cat||Race length|
|22/06/14||10:30||E/1/2/3||National B||Band 2||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||127km / 79 miles|
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|Sun 22/06/14||10:30||National B||Band 2||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite|
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Sun 22/06/14 - 10:30
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Posted 22/06/2014 - Michael Webber
Event: Stockbridge Down Road Race
Report: Graham Robins
Rhys Howells (Richardson-Trek RT) soloed the last two miles of the 80 miles race to claim the spoils at the top of Winton Hill after a very tough and hot day in the saddle.
Along with 14 other riders, Howells built up a lead of over two minutes by the mid-point of the race and this group stayed away until the bottom of the climb when it all split apart.
On a hot and sunny day the bunch rolled away from the Test Valley School in the market town of Stockbridge on the edge of the Hampshire border with Wiltshire.
A couple of miles run out in the neutralised section gave the peloton a good look at the climb up Winton Hill and through the finish line on the first of six laps. The course was a rolling one with very little respite for the riders as climb followed climb as the course continued through Crawley and past the duck pond, through the feed station and back onto the main road before again turning left through the downs and back to Stockbridge.
The opening lap saw a few attacks as the bunch settled into the race but small gaps were soon closed down. It took nearly two full laps for the break to go away when 15 riders eased of the front and was gone, by time they passed the ducks again their lead was 1:30.
The leading group maintained this lead for most of the remainder of the race although one rider did slip back and was picked up by a small group of four who in turn had slipped of the front of the bunch, but they were going to be no challenge to the leaders.
At the bell the 14 had a lead close to two minutes over the chasers with the remainder of the bunch at over four minutes. As the leaders headed back towards the finish in Stockbridge it was Rhys who attacked first about two miles out when he jumped the leaders and went away.
As the course rolled back he soon managed to build a lead and was able to solo his way up Winton Hill to take the applause from the waiting spectators on the finish line.
1 Rhys Howells Richardsons-Trek RT 3:06:46
2 James Walsby Catford CC Equip/Banks at 28 sec
3 Alexander Royle Army Cycling Union at 33 sec
4 Joshua Lawless L’Union Cyclist Heennebont
5 Lawrence Carpenter Catford CC Equip/Banks
6 Mitchell Webber Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
7 Andrew Feather Bikeshed-UEX
8 James Davey Mid Devon CC
9 Richard Cartland Southdowns Bikes Cycling Club
10 Alex Higham Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
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