Anderside Classic Road Race (inc West of Scotland RR Champs)

Road , Strathaven – Sunday, 08 Jun 2014

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Start Date:

Sun, 8th Jun 2014

Event Type:

Road (Competitive)


Strathaven Scout Hall, Old Town Hall, Kirk Street, Strathaven, ML10 6BE
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Entry close date

Sun, 25th May 2014

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The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
8/06/14 10:00 E/1/2/3 - 137 km National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 137km / 85 miles

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Race E/1/2/3
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sun 08/06/14 10:00 National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Race E/1/2/3
Sun 08/06/14 - 10:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£30.00)

Jack Barrett wins 2014 Anderside Classic

Posted 08/06/2014 - Alister Ogg

Written by: Snowdon Sports

Rigmar Racers’ in-form rider Jack Barrett won the 2014 Anderside Classic, sprinting home just ahead of his breakaway rivals at the end of a tough, hilly 86-mile race near Strathaven in Scotland.

The 21-year-old from Kingussie, who also won the previous week’s Gifford Road Race, crossed the line around five seconds clear of his four breakaway rivals, while the remains of the bunch trailed in around two minutes down.

With over 5,000 metres of climbing, the race was run off on a figure of eight course which took in five climbs, quickly separating the strong riders out in a race which saw just 24 of the 40 starters reach the finish line.

Second spot went to Scott McCrossan, the 21-year-old Paisley Velo rider from Lanark who was third in the elite-category Kilmacolm Kermesse last month, while Alex Coutts (Edinburgh RC) was third.

McCrossan was the most active rider, being part of nearly every breakaway attempt in the race, and he formed part of the decisive move – but victory eluded him by Barrett’s strong finish.

“It’s good to get a bit of form back, as I had glandular fever most of last season,” said Barrett afterwards.

“I know the roads quite well, so I had a simple plan to save my legs for the second half of the race because it’s a tough course. I sat in the bunch just watching all the breaks go and come back, and I had a team mate up there too at one point, so I wasn’t going to chase him down.

“I got away a few times, and eventually it stuck with five of us clear. It was flat out from there for the last 15-20 miles. I went with about two miles to go. I was confident leaving it to a sprint, but I saw an opportunity and I took it.”

The tough course saw several non-finishers, but one rider worthy of special mention was 17-year-old powerhouse Ruari Yeoman (East Kilbride RC), who was one of only two finishers from the third cats and juniors.


1 Jack Barratt (Rigmar Racers) 3-39-00
2 Scott McCrossan (Paisley Velo) at 5sec
3 Alex Coutts (Edinburgh RC) at same time


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Confirmed Results

Race E/1/2/3

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
1 Jack Barrett The Racers Finished 2nd 60
2 Scott McCrossan Paisley Velo Race Team Finished Elite 52
3 Alex Coutts Edinburgh RC Finished 2nd 45
4 David Shackleton Wilsons Wheels Race Team Finished Elite 40
5 Gavin Shuttleworth Project 51 Finished 2nd 35
6 Thomas Bustard Giordana-Mitsubishi Electric R... Finished Elite 31
7 David Lines Velosure Starley Primal Finished 1st 27
8 Andrew Whitehall Glasgow Whls Finished Elite 23
9 Andrew Hawdon KTM Finished Elite 20
10 Bradley Stokes Pedal Power RT Finished 2nd 17
11 Mark Stewart Spokes Racing Team Finished 1st 15
12 David Anderson Granite City RT Finished 2nd 13
13 Greig Brown Finished 2nd 11
14 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD Finished 1st 9
15 Collin Humphrey Achieve Northside Skinnergate Finished 1st 7
16 Robert Hassan KTM Finished 2nd 6
17 Matthew Kipling Velo29 Events Finished 1st 5
18 Ruari Yeoman East Kilbride Road Club Finished 2nd 3
19 Richard McDonald Finished 2nd 2
20 Edward Addis Finished 2nd 1
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