Road: Matt Cronshaw wins another Salt Aye Series race

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After taking victory in the opening round last weekend, Matt Cronshaw (Node 4-Giordana) made it two wins from two races when he won the second race in the series at Salt Ayre circuit in Lancaster on Saturday.

The 23-year-old from Carnforth was part of a three-rider break which lapped the rest of the field on their way to contesting a sprint finish at the end of the race which lasted for 60 minutes plus five laps and was sponsored by Wallis Cycles.

Cronshaw was joined in the three-rider break by team-mate Matthew Higgins, who took third spot at the finish. Burnley 31-year-old Simon Wilson (Metaltek-Scott) was third in the opening round the previous week and this time he finished second, Cronshaw just holding him off for the win.

In the women’s race, Ilkley 18-year-old Brit Tate (Dirtwheels) took the win in an eight-rider sprint finish from team-mate Racheal Bamford, 22 and from Otley, while last week’s winner Cath Wiggins (Liverpool Mercury RC) had to settle for third spot this time round.

The Series continues next Saturday with round three at the same venue.


Men C+:
1 Matt Cronshaw (Node 4-Giordana)
2 Simon Wilson (Metaltek-Scott)
3 Matthew Higgins (Node 4-Giordana) all same time
4 Jake Womersley (Sportscover) @ 1 lap
5 Jack Pullar (Wheelbase)
6 James King (Mountivation JA)
7 Julian Pearson (
8 James Dunlop (Bike Treks)
9 James Claydon (Bikk Nickson Cycles)
10 Alex Kinvig (unattached)

1 Brit Tate (Dirtwheels)
2 Racheal Bamford (Dirtwheels)
3 Cath Wiggins (Liverpool Mercury RC)
4 Zoe Armstrong (Scott Contessor)
5 Vicky Annis (VC Bradford)
6 Vicky Ware (Squadra Donne)
7 Heather Bamforth (VC St Raphael)
8 Claire Rutherford (Inverse Vivelo) all @ same time
9 Charlotte Newton (H Middleton CC) @ 30sec
10 Hannah Sammut (Liverpool Century CC) @ 1:00

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