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- Start Date:
Sun, 25th May 2014
- Event Type:
Brandsby Village Hall, Brandsby Bank, Brandsby, North Yorkshire, YO61 4SJ
- Entry close date
Sun, 4th May 2014
|Date||Start||Race name||Classification||Band||Rider Cat||Race length|
|25/05/14||10:00||E/1/2/3||National B||Band 3||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||112km / 70 miles|
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|Sun 25/05/14||10:00||National B||Band 3||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite|
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Sun 25/05/14 - 10:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 3
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
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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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