Blackawton Road Race
Location: Blackawton, Devon
Event: 25 March 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Edward Griffin of Cycology Cycles took victory in the Blackawton Road Race, in Devon on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Wiltshire rider finished the race leading marginally from a pack of six other chasers.
Andy Hitchens (Mid Devon CC) had opened up a small gap at the front but as the riders bunched up on the home straight for a sprint finish, it was Griffin who was first over the line.
The lumpy road made for difficult conditions despite the fine weather and the lumpy road surface saw a field of 71 riders cut down to just 30 finishers.
Edward Griffin said after the race: “It was a really tough race today, very fast, but an excellent course with quite a bumpy surface and a bit of everything.
“When I started off I wasn’t too sure about my chances as my legs weren’t feeling great but towards the end, I felt really strong and it all just gelled together.
“I think I was just at the right place at the right time to win it at the end.”
1 Edward Griffin (Cycology Cycles) 1:40.29
2 Andy Hitchens (Mid Devon CC)
3 Harry Edney (North Devon Wheelers)
4 Peter Medhurst (University of Exeter)
5 Michael Kiss (RPC RT)
6 Nick Avery (Mid Devon CC)
7 Benjamin Hall (Bristol RC) all @ same time
8 Lee Herbert (Rutrainingtoday RC)
9 Ken Holder (Rutrainingtoday RC)
10 Rob Smye (Exeter Wheelers) all @ 2sec
British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.