Northants CRA Late Spring Handicap Series
Location: Welford, Northamptonshire
Event: 21 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
There was a double celebration for Paul Robertson as victory in round two of the Northants CRA Handicap Late Spring series gave him his first road race win since 2007 as well as a maiden success for his new Spin-Rotor RT squad.
The 35-year-old Northampton rider, concentrating on the road this year after his first cyclo-cross winter and a number of mountain bike campaigns, proved fastest in a 25-up sprint after 48-km of racing to win from Joe Clarke (Fenland Clarion CC).
Robertson, who had ridden the Tour DoonHame before contesting last weekend’s Midlands Series cross-country MTB round, started in the scratch group with the rest of a four-strong Spin-Rotor team who worked hard to bring the race together over three laps of a Welford-based circuit on the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
1 Paul Robertson (Spin-Rotor RT) 1-20-53
2 Joe Clarke (Fenland Clarion CC)
3 Hans Van Nierop (Welland Valley CC)
4 Paul Londors (Spin-Rotor RT)
5 Duncan Thorp (Arbis LLP-Roy Pink)
6 James Stokes (Kettering CC)
7 Kev Hardwick (45 Road Club)
8 Sam Crabtree (Welland Valley CC)
9 Mike Smith (Welland Valley CC)
10 Nick Horder (Welland Valley CC) all same time
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.