Bob Whitear Memorial Road Race

Road , Norfolk – Sunday, 01 Jun 2014

Event Details

Event URN:

299463

Start Date:

Sun, 1st Jun 2014

Event Type:

Road (Competitive)

Venue:

Wicklewood Village Hall, High Street, Wicklewood, Norfolk, NR18 9QA
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Series:

Eastern Road Race League

Entry close date

Sun, 18th May 2014

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
1/06/14 09:00 E/1/2/3 - 132 km National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 132km / 82 miles

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Race E/1/2/3
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sun 01/06/14 09:00 National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Race E/1/2/3
Sun 01/06/14 - 09:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite

Kieran Brady wins 2014 Bob Whitear Memorial

Posted 01/06/2014 - Nicholas Esser

Report: Snowdon Sports

NOTCHING up his second victory in three weeks, Kieran Brady (City Cycle Centre) sprinted to victory in the Bob Whitear Memorial Road Race in Norfolk on Sunday.

The 19-year-old from Soham won a three-up sprint finish to the 82-mile race around Wicklewood, which took in seven laps of an 11-mile circuit and attracted 42 riders.

It became clear from the off that the race would split up with early attacks going off and being pulled back, but on the penultimate lap a break got clear and finally looked like staying clear.

Having bided his time while the early attacks went, Brady made his way up through the field and hit the front to form an 11-rider leading group. As more came across from the bunch the strong men went clear again, and Brady won the sprint finish, with Tom Fitzpatrick (Terra Safety Shoes) taking second and George Wood (Richardsons-Trek) third.

“The first half of the race was stop/start,” said Brady, who also won the Southend Wheelers Andrews Trophy last month. “A few moves went but nothing stuck. With about 30 miles to go the first serious break got a decent gap, and the group I was in rode across to them to make it about 11 riders.

“With half a lap to go another group came up to us, and one of them – Alistair Kay – rode through and took Fitzpatrick with him. I got their wheel and George Wood came too, and we stayed clear to the end.”

Kay dropped off in the closing stages, and crossed the line fourth, roughly ten seconds off the pace and at the head of a chasing group of four.


Results:

1 Kieran Brady (City Cycle Centre)
2 Tom Fitzpatrick (Terra Safety Shoes) at same time
3 George Wood (Richardsons-Trek) at same time
4 Alistair Kay (York Cycleworks) at 10sec
5 Jonathan Shuster (Team Corley Cycles) at same time
6 Jamie Caldwell (Starley Primal) at same time
7 Simon Alexander (Richardsons-Trek) at same time
8 Malcolm Smith (St Ives CC) at 15sec
9 Ian Knights (Team Corley Cycles) at same time
10 Jack Steven (East London Velo) at 45sec

 

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Confirmed Results

Race E/1/2/3

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
Results
1 Kieran Brady City Cycle Centre.com Finished 1st 60
2 Tom Fitzpatrick Terra Safety Shoes Finished 1st 52
3 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT Finished 2nd 45
4 Alastair Kay York Cycleworks Race Team Finished 1st 40
5 Jonathan Shuster Corley Cycles - Drops RT Finished 1st 35
6 Jamie Caldwell Velosure Starley Primal Finished Elite 31
7 Simon Alexander Richardsons-Trek RT Finished Elite 27
8 Malcolm Smith St Ives CC Finished 1st 23
9 Ian Knight Corley Cycles - Drops RT Finished 1st 20
10 Jack Steven East London Velo Finished 2nd 17
11 Andy Lyons Richardsons-Trek RT Finished 2nd 15
12 Philip Hetzel Ipswich Bicycle Club Finished 2nd 13
13 Lloyd Chapman Richardsons-Trek RT Finished 1st 11
14 Mark Yale VC Revolution Finished 3rd 9
15 William Drury Glendene CC Finished 2nd 7
16 Alex Minting Neon-Velo Cycling Team Finished 2nd 6
17 Martin Ruepp Iceni Velo Finished 2nd 5
18 John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT Finished Elite 3
19 James Bevan Army Cycling Union Finished 2nd 2
20 Jason Kierman St Ives CC Finished 2nd 1
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