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- Sat, 12th Apr 2014
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- Closed Circuit (Competitive)
- Hillingdon Cycle Circuit Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0LP ( View map )
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Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Duration 12 Apr 14 14:00 E/1/2/3 National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ... 01 hr 10 mins / 50km / 31m 12 Apr 14 15:30 3/4 Regional B Band 5 3rd, 4th 01 hr / 40km / 25m
|12 Apr 14||14:00||National B||Band 3||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||01 hr 10 mins / 50km / 31m|
|12 Apr 14||15:30||Regional B||Band 5||3rd, 4th||01 hr / 40km / 25m|
Atkins wins Westerley
Date: 13/04/2014 14:42
Source: Tim Childs
Westerley CC Spring Crits
Report: Snowdon Sports
Lewis Atkins raced to his third victory of the year in the Westerley CC Spring Crits at Hillingdon on Saturday.
Having finished seventh in the Ham Hill Road Race last weekend, Atkins showed his quality to power his way to top spot.
The 26-year-old Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT man held off Raleigh’s Liam Stones to top the podium with Kingston Wheeler Rob Sharland finishing in third.
Stones attack early and managed to get away but Atkins, Sharland and a few others eventually caught up to him.
The other riders were gradually dropped though, leaving the top three to battle it out, playing a game of cat and mouse for the final half a lap.
Stones started to tire but was hanging on as Atkins kicked on for the win. Stones found the strength to come back and pulled Atkins back. But he couldn’t quite pass him and Atkins nicked it on the line by half a wheel.
Speaking after the race, Lewis Atkins said: “There was a bit of a cross wind and I knew Liam was quick so I kicked and got away.
“I felt OK today, when there was a break early on with Tony Gibb, I went across to test the legs. Liam went off for five or six laps on his own, so when Rob put an attack in, I went too.
“It’s been a good start for the team this season, it’s still early and there’s a long way to go but it was good to get a few wins.”
In the supporting race, Cambridge CC’s Peter Kirwan opened his account with his first victory of the year.
The 27-year-old from Cambridge got the better of Southborough CC’s Rob Thatcher and Finchley RT’s Kawka Batosz to cross the line first.
1 Lewis Atkins Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
2 Liam Stones Raleigh
3 Rob Sharland Kingston Wheelers
4 Tony Gibb CSE Racing
5 Matt Lanslay RP Racing Team
6 Chris Snook Madison Genesis
7 Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe CC
9 Tom Smith Felt Colbounes
10 Richard Unwin VC Meudon
1 Peter Kirwan Cambridge CC
2 Rob Thatcher Southborough CC
3 Kawka Bartosz Finchley Racing Team
4 Chris Marshall Team Quest / The Bike Shop
5 Martin Hunter Colchester Rovers
6 Ed Giles MDCC
7 Chris Jubb Pearson Cycling Club
8 Tomas Camielewvei Finchley RT
9 Anthony Jarrett Finsbury Park
10 Timothy Bailey Team Milton Keynes