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- Start Date:
Sun, 24th Aug 2014
- Event Type:
The Ruddle Centre, Doncaster Road, Braithwell, South Yorkshire, S66 7BB
|Date||Start||Race name||Classification||Band||Rider Cat||Race length|
|24/08/14||10:00||E/1/2 - 132 km||National A||Band 1||1st, 2nd, Elite||132km / 82 miles|
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|Sun 24/08/14||10:00||National A||Band 1||1st, 2nd, Elite|
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Sun 24/08/14 - 10:00
Classification: National A
Band: Band 1
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Posted 24/08/2014 - Stephen Ellis
Report by Julie Rodman
James Gullen of Velosure-Giordana timed his attack just right to take victory in the Out of the Saddle Summer Road Race.
The annual race just went up a gear this year with National A status, the organising team did the event proud in good conditions with a nice breeze to break it up a bit.
With riders having the Tour of Britain in their minds it could've distracted from a good race, far from it. The sixty riders taking to the start line saw attacks from the moment the flag was drawn into the lead car.
Thirteen laps of a 10km circuit was certainly a tiring race and the first riders to make a move were Tommy Bustard, James Gullen and Nathan Edmondson from Velosure Giordana, also joined by Joshua Hunt and Russ Downing of NFTO and Jonathan Dibben of 100% ME. These riders established a gap of 18 seconds on lap five, only to be chased down by the team of KTM.
After another couple of laps with the odd rider trying to breakaway, on lap seven the elastic snapped and three riders made the decisive move through Stainton - Dibben, Hunt and Gullen. These three motored on and soon established a 38 second gap.
Sensing the danger, the peloton started to see individual riders clipping off the front. Eventually there was a group of fourteen riders chasing the three leaders down.
The next move saw Edmonson and Wilson working together as well a following group of four including Jon Mould, Pete Murdoch, Pete Williams and Tommy Bustard to try and get across to the trio.
As the bell rang, the three leaders had a forty second gap over the chasers and once they turned into the Stainton junction, the three were playing cat and mouse.
No one was allowed to get away but as the riders made the last left hand turn towards the finish, James Gullen jumped clear. Jonathon Dibben was in hot pursuit of him, with Joshua Hunt settling to take the third place. James was strong and held on for a great win from Jonathan and Joshua.
Tommy Bustard won the sprint for fourth from Jon Mould and Dave Shackleton Wilson Wheels.
It was a superbly run event by out of the saddle cycle club and the team, with excellent work being carried out by the NEG to make it a wonderfully safe event for the riders.
A mention must go out to one of the sponsors The Garden Rooms at Braithwell who had the best tray bakes at the finish, a date for the diaries of the riders for next year, even if it's just for the coffee and cake.
1 James Gullen (Velosure Giordana)
2 Jonathan Dibben (100% ME)
3 Joshua Hunt (NFTO)
4 Tommy Bustard (Velosure Giordano)
5 Jon Mould (NFTO)
6 Dave Shackleton (Wilson Wheels)
7 Simon Wilson (Wheelbase)
8 P Murdoch (KTM Racing Team)
9 Pete Williams (Haribo Beacon)
10 Nathan Edmondson (Velosure Giordana)