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- Sun, 23rd Mar 2014
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- Road (Competitive)
- Embleton Village Hall Embleton, Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9YP ( View map )
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Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Duration 23 Mar 14 10:00 E/1/2/3 National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ... 120km / 75m 23 Mar 14 10:05 3/4 Regional B Band 4 3rd, 4th 90km / 56m
|23 Mar 14||10:00||National B||Band 2||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||120km / 75m|
|23 Mar 14||10:05||Regional B||Band 4||3rd, 4th||90km / 56m|
Cronshaw continues flying to start to season for Velosure-Giordana
Date: 23/03/2014 18:03
Source: Iain Walker
CDNW Road Race League 3
Report: Snowdon Sports
Continuing their excellent start to the season, Velosure-Giordana RT dominated the 120-kilometre Honister 92/Daffodil Road Race with three men in a five-strong leading group and victory going to Matt Cronshaw.
The 25-year-old, from Lancaster, powered clear on the drag to the finish to win from Hugh Carthy (Rapha Condor JLT) and David McGowan (Metaltek-Kuota) after seven laps of the testing Embleton circuit, in Cumbria, with his team-mates James Gullen and Tom Bustard completing the break.
The action began from the off with a number of small groups going off the front of the pack and eventually joining up to leave 15 leaders, including four of the Velosure squad.
Two chasers got across to them after a couple of laps, and sensing that some of the impetus was slipping, Velosure took things up to whittle the numbers down until just five were left at the front at half-distance.
Carthy was riding strongly and did his best to improve the odds, but the five stayed intact until Bustard attacked approaching the bell. He stayed away for half a lap before Carthy brought the rest back up and then kicked again, going clear until caught with four kilometres to go.
Carthy attacked just inside the last kilometre, dislodging Bustard and Gullen, and went for a long sprint which saw McGowan also slip back, but Cronshaw was still there and opened up with 250 metres to go to establish a three-second gap on the uphill run to the line.
“It was a very strong team performance,” said Cronshaw, who flies off to Singapore on Tuesday wirh three of his team-mates for the OCBC Criterium. “We had six in the race, all of us seem to be going well at the moment, and having a numerical advantage it was definitely a good recipe.
“As soon as the group established itself I was confident that if I went to the finish with them I’d be okay, and when we caught Tom I asked him to ride for me. He went to the front to make sure the other two didn’t jump away.
“It’s my first win on this circuit, I’ve been close on a couple of occasions but not quite made it. It’s nice to win on a course like this because it has to be earned.
“It’s been a stellar start to the season for us – there are some strong squads out there, so to start the season off with three fairly big wins for three different people is quite nice.”
1 Matt Cronshaw (Velosure-Giordana RT) 2-56-07
2 Hugh Carthy (Rapha Condor JLT) at 3 sec
3 David McGowan (Metaltek-Kuota) at 8 sec
4 James Gullen (Velosure-Giordana RT) at 20 sec
5 Tom Bustard (Velosure-Giordana RT) at 47 sec
6 Rob Partridge (Velosure-Giordana RT) at 2-27
7 Dylan Byrne (Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear)
8 Sam Boast (Wheelbase Altura MGD)
9 Kit Gilham (KTM road-and-trail.com)
10 Dominic Jelfs (Madison Genesis) all same time
1 Maciej Furczyk (Manchester Wheelers)
2 Karl Owen (Manchester Wheelers) same time
3 Luke Douglas (Chorlton Velo) at 10 sec
4 David Allonby (Overplay.net RT) at 50 sec
5 Thomas Brazier (Chester RC) at 2-30