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Road: Jones wins Wally Gimber Trophy

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Wally Gimber Trophy
Location: Woodchurch, near Ashford, Kent
Event: 25 March 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Images: Dave Hayward (www.davehayward.com)


Team Corley Cycles’ Matthew Jones sprinted to victory in the Wally Gimber Trophy in Kent on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Milton Keynes-based rider edged ahead of rival Marcel Six (Metaltek) at the end of the 88-mile course which was based around Woodchurch, near Ashford.

The pair battled all the way around the finish straight in a two-way duel, but it was Jones who just took the win, while third spot went to Simon Gaywood (IG Sigma Sport) who led in the best of the chasing group.

The winner of the annual event received the Wally Gimber Trophy , £300 worth of products from race sponsor High 5 and a bottle from Francesco Moser's vineyard hour record collection.

Organiser Nigel Wood said: “Thank you to all the riders especially those who have supported the race previously. There were three former winners in the top five which shows the strength in depth of the field this year and produced a worthy winner in Matthew Jones.

“I especially appreciate the contributions of our sponsors - David Rumm of rummlaw solicitors, High 5 energy products, Giordana and Balfes Bikes of Dulwich which meant this year's prize list was the largest ever.”

Results:

1 Matthew Jones (Team Corley Cycles)
2 Marcel Six (Metaltek-Scott)
3 Simon Gayword (IG-Sigma Sport)
4 Sreve Lampier (IG-Sigma Sport)
5 James Moss (Node4-Giordana)
6 Dave Mcgowan (Team UK Youth)
7 Chris Spence (Felt Colbornes RT)
8 Stephen Adams (Cycle Premier)
9 Ashley Cox (Team Corley Cycles)
10 Nicholas Hutchings (CS Grupetto)


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.

 

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