Report: Rapha Condor Crit series Round 1

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Report: Rapha Condor Crit series Round 1

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Saturday, May 15, 2010; from Condor Cycles

Saturday saw the first round of six for the inaugural Rapha Condor Crit series at Redbridge Cycle Centre. The series features a full programme of racing for 3/4, Womens and Elite.

In the ladies race, a group of four soon broke away from the bunch. The break featured Amy Roberts, Lucy Garner, Melissa Burt and Estelle Roger. Roberts and Garner applied the pressure and rode away from the other two riders and worked to make it stick. In the final quarter of the race Amy Roberts rode alone to take victory over Lucy Garner.

1. Amy Roberts, Cardiff Ajax
2. Lucy Garner,  Leistershire RC
3. Melissa Burt, Sports City
4. Estelle Rogers,  Rolladaluza
5. Naomi Anderson, Team Zappi
6. Karen Price, Dulwich Paragon
7. Claire Leonard,  Brighton Mitre
8. Jayne Readall, Twickenham CC
9. Ellie Quarrington, Pearsons

The men’s 3/4 race was hotly contested. During the race no clear breaks managed to form and the bunch stayed together for a gallop to the line. Junior rider Alex Retirs who had featured earlier in the race won the sprint over Tony Mitchell and Will Hilton.

1. Alex Retirs  CC Hackney
2. Tony Mitchell  Team Zappi
3. Will Hilton  Virgin Active
4. Jacob Ragon Sports City
5. Sean Davis  Virgin Active
6. David Swan Cycles  Dauphin
7. Simon Keen Crest CC
8. Stoyko Bussarov  Imperial RT
9. Anthony Purley ??????
10. Nick Wooley  Brixton CC

The Elite/1/2/3 mens race was fast paced from the start. Guy Powdrill formed an early break with another rider and the two worked hard to make it stick. Hard efforts by the bunch brought the riders back after a few laps away. At four laps to go, Paul Londors of Python RT attacked alone on the climb and gained twenty seconds on the pack. He continued to ride hard and stayed away to claim a solo victory whilst Matt Theobald and Blake Pond sprinted for second and third respectively.

1. Paul Londors  Python RT
2.  Matthew Theobald  CS Grupetto
3. Blake Pond Southfork
4. Toby Palmer Cambridge UCC
5. Richard DaSilva  Stevenage CC
6. Matthew Dillington Dulwich Paragon
7. Anthony Moye CC Luton
8. Mike Wragg  Team Zappi
9. Clem Berrill Hackney CC
10. Mark Holt  Cambridge UCC
11. Bruce Mackie LVYCC
12. Will Hayter London Dynamo
13. Alex King  Endura Racing
14. Keith Lea  Addiscombe
15. Andy Waterman Dulwich Paragon