Event: 22 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
On-song Pete Williams led an impressive one-two for Node4 Giordana Racing at the 85-mile Drummond Trophy road race in Lanarkshire.
Williams and Kiwi Mike Northey dominated the closing stages of the Glenmarnock Wheelers promotion at Strathaven, finishing nearly three and a half minutes clear as the Node4 squad got the better of a showdown with Team Raleigh.
Both teams had three riders in an initial break of ten, which then came down to eight with Ben Greenwood (Vanillabikes.com) and Andy Coupe (Herbalide-Leisure) the interlopers.
Continuing the form he had shown at the Tour du Loir et Cher the previous week, Northey launched a solo effort ad opened up a gap of around a minute with Raleigh forced to lead the chase but unable to bring him back before, with 15 miles to go, Williams also clipped away on a climb to bridge the gap alone and join his team-mate.
“It worked out well for the team,” said 25-year-old Williams, from Skipton, North Yorkshire. “We were the strongest there.
“I’d had a fair ride behind Mike, but when it came to the sprint I think he was repaying me for the work I did for him in France. I had good legs but put aside personal ambitions for the team as he was leading. It was a good show of our form.”
Race sponsor Norrie Drummond, of Drummond Racing, was chalking up 56 years of continuous support of the event.
1 Pete Williams Node4 Giordana Racing elite 3hrs 44mins
2 Mike Northey Node4 Giordana Racing elite st
3 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh elite At: 3min .26
4 Ben Greenwood Vanillabikes.com 1st st
5 David Clarke Node4 Giordana Racing elite st
6 Andy Coupe Herbalife-leisure Elite st
7 Matt Holmes Team Raleigh 1st At: 3min .30
8 James McCallum Rapha Condor Sharp Elite At: 7min .21
9 Gary Hand Pedal Power-Endura-Forme Elite st
10 Rab Hassan Herbalife-leisure Elite At: 7min .51
11 Bren Townshend Team Raleigh 1st st
12 Ben Dean Team Bglobal 1st st
13 Robin Wilkins Equipe Velo ecosse 1st st
14 Kieren Banlin Vanillabikes.com 2nd st
15 James Sampson Node4 Giordana Racing elite st
16 Veli-matti Raikkonen Granite City RT 2nd st
17 Simon Holt Team Raleigh elite At: 8min .11
18 Kieran Frend Node4 Giordana Racing 1st At: 11min .14
19 Eddie Addis Equipe Velo Ecosse 2nd st
20 Craig Adams GJS Racing team 2nd st
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.