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