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- Start Date:
Sun, 18th May 2014
- Event Type:
Dorton Village Hall, Thame Road, Chilton, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9LR
- Entry close date
Sun, 11th May 2014
|Date||Start||Race name||Classification||Band||Rider Cat||Race length|
|18/05/14||10:00||E/1/2/3||National B||Band 2||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite||178km / 111 miles|
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|Sun 18/05/14||10:00||National B||Band 2||1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite|
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Sun 18/05/14 - 10:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Posted 18/05/2014 - Russell Rowles
Report by Snowdon Sports
Second last year, Henry Latimer (Catford CC Equipe/Banks) stepped up to emerge a worthy winner of the Central Region title after ten hot and hard laps of a hilly circuit based on Chilton in Oxfordshire.
The Wallingford 21-year-old was at the head of the 100-mile race all day but still had enough in his legs to cover a late attack before pulling clear in the final kilometre to win from Ashley Cox (CC Luton) and Richard Wood (Arbis-Colbert Cycles RT).
Only 24 riders finished the race which saw Latimer get in the first break of the day in the opening few miles with instigator Jamie Scott (WyndyMila Reynolds), Ed Clemens (Spirit Bikes RT) and Peter Hitt (VC Meudon).
Scott and Clemens dropped back after the first two hours of racing, but the other two continued alone until they were joined by Cox and Wood 80 miles into the action.
Hitt fell back, but Latimer stayed with the other two and when Cox attacked around four kilometres from the finish, he worked his way back up on a drag, making contact with 1,500 metres to go, and went straight through to hold an advantage of ten to 15 lengths to the line.
Wood came in third with a gap of a minute to seven chasers who, led across the line by Will Fox (Starley Primal Pro Cycling), had been eight until Mark Baines (Spirit Bikes RT) punctured.
“It was a tough day out,” said Latimer, who was beaten to the title by Mike Smith 12 months earlier.. “The circuit was really hard, and I’m really chuffed to have won – it’s the biggest win of my career.
“I followed Jamie’s move in the first couple of miles, two others joined us. The bunch seemed a bit reluctant with so far to go, we got a bit of a gap, and it went from there.
“My big aim was to win a National B race this season, which I’ve done, and now I’m aiming at a top five finish in the under-23s at the British Time Trial Championships in about five weeks’ time.”
1 Henry Latimer (Catford CC)
2 Ashley Cox (CC Luton)
3 Richard Wood (Arbis-Colbert Cycles RT)
4 Will Fox (Starley Primal Pro Cycling)
5 James Wilson (VC St Raphael)
6 Jack Beezer (Arbis-Colbert Cycles RT)
7 Chris Dredge (Spirit Bikes RT)
8 Roy Chamberlain (Team Corley Cycles)
9 Lawrence Carpenter (Catford CC)
10 Jack Kirk (BC Private Member)
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