York Cycleworks Elite Road Race

Road , North Yorkshire – Sunday, 25 May 2014

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Start Date:

Sun, 25th May 2014

Event Type:

Road (Competitive)


Brandsby Village Hall, Brandsby Bank, Brandsby, North Yorkshire, YO61 4SJ
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Entry close date

Sun, 4th May 2014

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
25/05/14 10:00 E/1/2/3 - 112 km National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 112km / 70 miles

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Race E/1/2/3
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sun 25/05/14 10:00 National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£20.00)
Race E/1/2/3
Sun 25/05/14 - 10:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 3
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£20.00)

Giles Drake takes first road win of the season in York Cycleworks Elite Road Race on Sunday

Posted 25/05/2014 - Andrew Fraser

Report: Snowdon Sports

Giles Drake’s form continues to improve and he showed it at the York Cycleworks Elite Road Race by taking a comfortable victory.

The 30-year-old Herbalife Leisure Lakes Bikes rider was around 30 seconds clear as he reached the line although he worked hard to get to the head of the race early on.

Drake, along with home club rider Alastair Kay and Simon Wilson, made an early break and managed to stay away for the rest of the 70-mile race.

Wilson was struggling on the climbs and dropped away to leave Kay and Drake to battle it out for the victory.

With half a lap to go, Drake made his move, pulling away on a climb on the back end of the course. He managed to open up a gap on his rival and went on to claim his first road race win of the year.

Speaking after the race, Drake said: “It was quite comfortable in the end and I felt good. Alastair and I managed to stay away for the majority of the race and then I saw him struggling on one of the climbs so I gapped him there. It was a top course and a top event.

“It’s good to get my first road win of year. I’d got a second place and every week I’m feeling a little bit stronger. I’ll be doing the CDNW next weekend and then I’ve got some mountain bike racing.

“The National Mountain Bike Championships is my main aim, I think the course suits me. But I do like to do road races, it’s all good training. You don’t get this on a Sunday morning run.”

1 Giles Drake (Herbalife Leisure Lakes Bikes)
2 Alastair Kay (York Cycleworks)
3 Matthew Holmes (Madison Genesis)
4 Michael Ashurst (Achieve Skinnergate Racing)
5 Dave Shackleton (Wilson Wheels)
6 Nathan Wilson (Clay Cross RT)
7 Connor Swift (Bike Box Alan)
8 Sam Boast (Wheelbase Altura)
9 Duncan Moralee (Strategic Lions RT)
10 Jacob Trotter (Squadra RT)


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Confirmed Results

Race E/1/2/3

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
1 Giles Drake Leisure Lakes Bikes.com Finished 1st 30
2 Alastair Kay York Cycleworks Race Team Finished 1st 25
3 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis Finished 1st 21
4 Michael Ashurst Achieve Northside Skinnergate Finished Elite 17
5 David Shackleton Wilsons Wheels Race Team Finished Elite 14
6 Nathan Wilson Wilsons Wheels Race Team Finished 1st 12
7 Connor Swift Bike Box Alan/Envelopemaster Finished 1st 10
8 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD Finished 1st 8
9 Duncan Moralee Strategic Lions RT Finished 1st 7
10 Hamish Graham Green Jersey RT Finished 2nd 6
11 Mark Perry AllterrainRC Finished 1st 5
12 Oscar Williamson Marsh Tracks Race Team Finished 2nd 4
13 Joseph Moses Wheelbase Altura MGD Finished 2nd 3
14 Alex Bottomley Wheelbase Altura MGD Finished 2nd 2
15 Simon Wilson Wheelbase Altura MGD Finished Elite 1
16 Paul Mace Royal Air Force CA Finished 3rd 0
17 Joseph Davison PH-MAS Cycling Finished 3rd 0
18 Zack Williamson Clay Cross Road Team Finished 2nd 0
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