News: Successful Month for Qoroz
Story posted July 30, 2010 | Team Press Release
The young riders of Team Qoroz have put in some excellent performances over the last few weeks, with race wins and plenty of top 5’s in races across the country. The youngest member of the squad, Tom Stockdale, continues his very impressive season with his 3rd road race win in the Classica d’equipe in
On a testing and undulating course, Tom placed himself at the head of the field all day, trying to escape the small leading bunch, before winning the uphill finish by a wheel. Another great win from qoroz’s junior. This result backs up his 2nd place in the Stourport crit and will give Tom lots of encouragement as he goes into two stage races in August.
Elsewhere in a very busy race programme, Hugh Wilson won the sprinter’s green jersey at the Kalas 2 day in Somerset, with a race long domination for the sprint points in the open road stage around Somerton. Despite finishing 2nd on the stage itself, Hugh won 5 of the 7 available sprint competitions, to claim a well deserved green jersey.
In the East Yorks Classic Premier Calendar road race, Hugh, Ben Stockdale and Luke Dunbar were very active throughout, with Ben the first to attack the field and try his luck. On a very testing course, Hugh and Ben both finished in a much reduced bunch in the top 40, whilst Luke continues to learn how tough the distance can be, just tailing off in the last 20 km, in a bunch that included some very accomplished riders. All building experience for the future and a Premier calendar campaign in 2011.
Luke showed the development in his form in the Colin Carfield Road Race in the Mendips, with an excellent 3rd place, winning the uphill gallop to the line, to finish behind two escapees. Hugh meanwhile continues his brilliant run of results with 4th place at the Severn Valley Road Race in Shropshire, against riders from the Endura and Raleigh pro teams. Showing that he has the ability to mix-it with the best around, Hugh was involved in most of the meaningful breaks of the day, countering moves from the more illustrious teams to finish well up in a tough race on a very testing course.
The latest in a good string of results that has included a 2nd place in a crit at Pembrey circuit. The team continues its very busy race programme this weekend with the last Premier calendar race, the Richmond Grand Prix, a tough but prestigious race, with the boys looking to make the most of their good form.
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