Chevin Bang & Olufsen RRT off to a Flying Start
Story posted April 16, 2010 | from Leigh Tasker (SMG Consulting)
Last weekend saw fantastic results for Yorkshire’s premier cycling road race team as Chevin Bang & Olufsen RRT achieved a string of podium positions and top-ten results in races across the region. In a sensational race debut as a newcomer to road racing for 2010, 18 year-old Harry Tarrant scored a second place and third place in successive races at Victoria Park on Saturday – consequently securing his 3rd Category British Cycling racing license in one fell swoop.
At the same meeting, excellent performances in the first 3rd Cat race from Adam Cairns (sixth position in the bunch sprint) and Ben Goddard (tenth position) were overshadowed in the second 3rd Cat race when Adam Cairns rode to a superb victory. Breaking away on the penultimate lap, Adam was joined by a lone challenger with both working extremely hard to protect their advantage; it appeared that the peloton would reel in the duo, but Adam sprinted away in the closing stages to secure the win by around three bike lengths and 17 seconds on the main field.
Following similarly strong performances this season (a third and sixth place at Victoria Park on 27th March as well as an impressive twelfth position overall in the General Classification of the Tour of Malta), the race win secured Adam’s 2nd Cat licence. He will now focus on his next goal of a 1st Cat licence and a shot at the Regional Road Race Championships at the end of May.
Chevin Bang & Olufsen RRT also appeared at Sunday’s Bridlington Spring Road Race, where the phenomenal popularity of the event meant that event organisers were to host two races.
In the first race, Chevin Bang & Olufsen’s impressive young rider, Callum Sewell, made an early break – excellent work from the rest of the team ensured that the peloton slowed at one stage to just 16mph with every attack chased down – as a result, a 90-second gap had opened from the chasing pack. However, in an unfortunate twist of fate, Sewell was taken down by another rider less then a mile from the finish. “I was feeling pretty good and would have expected a minimum of third place, but that’s bike racing,” said the youngster in typically mature fashion.
In the second race, Chevin Bang & Olufsen’s Joel Davison faced a strong Boneshakers team and the return of arguably North Yorkshire’s best road racer, Jamie Sharpe (Cycleworks). The win by Jamie was inevitable but Joel secured a well-deserved sixth position.
Chevin Bang & Olufsen RRT Power into Action