Noel Jones Memorial Road Race
Location: Three Cocks, Powys
Event: 15 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Image: Huw Fairclough
Video: Malwyn Ransom
Henry Latimer of Dream Cycling Club took victory in the Noel Jones Memorial Road Race held at Three Cocks in Wales.
The 19-year-old Wallingford rider forced Karl Hine (Cadence Cannondale) into second with Richard Harris of Cwmcarn Paragon in third place.
Eventual race winner Latimer missed the initial break which went early in the race and established a gap approaching two and a half minutes, but he teamed up with four others and gradually reeled in the escapees, finally hunting them down with just eight miles remaining.
As they headed for the finish Hine and Latimer broke off the front, with Latimer taking the win by a few bike lengths.
What they said
“The race had a lot of early attacks and when a break finally got away I was worried, as the gap went up to 2-30,” said race winner Henry Latimer afterwards. “But I managed to get away with four others and we pulled in all the riders in front of us with eight miles to go.
“We kept pushing hard to avoid getting caught by the pack, and with four miles to go I had a go with one other rider, but that came to nothing and so it was a sprint to the line. Karl Hine and I dropped the rest and I had a good two-up sprint with him and beat him by a few bike lengths at the finish.”
And early breakaway rider Charles Coleman added: “When my team mate Rob Gough got the first prime myself, Scot Easter and Rob Turner broke free. We had a tough time in the winds for almost 50 miles with a maximum lead of 2-30 until the penultimate lap where I was caught by the winning break containing my team mate Karl Hine.”
1 Henry Latimer (Dream Cycling Club)
2 Karl Hine (Cadence Cannondale)
3 Richard Harris (Cwmcarn Paragon)
4 Daniel Davies (Team Wallis CHH RT)
5 Scott Easter (Felt-Colbornes RT)
6 Justin Harcourt (Urban Cyclery.co.uk RT)
7 Glyndwr Griffiths (Urban Cyclery.co.uk RT)
8 David Medhurst (Cardiff Ajax CC)
9 James Gray (VC St Raphael)
10 Andrew Parry (Urban Cyclery.co.uk RT)
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.