Location: Kennoway, Fife
Event: 6 May 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Showing the form that brought him third place in the Melton-Rutland CiCLE Classic a week earlier, James McCallum (Rapha Condor Sharp) powered clear on the finishing climb to win Kennoway RC’s Davie Campbell Memorial road race for the second time in four years.
The 33-year-old, from Bathgate in West Lothian, who has also twice finished second in the event, crossed the line four seconds clear of King of the Mountains winner Peter Murdoch (Team Cycle Lane) with Eddie Addis (Equipe Velo Ecosse) a further second down in third.
The 82-mile race experienced all the seasons with sunshire, rain and snow at various stages, and was the closest in the history of the event with no breaks gaining more than 20 seconds on the four laps of the main circuit before the field moved on to a finishing circuit where the sharp climb proved decisive.
Splits occurred on the first two ascents to leave the leading three and Ian Taylor (Adept Precision RT) as the only contenders left to fight it out the next time round.
The race incorporated the Fife CA championship which was won by Kevin Barclay (Team Leslie Bike Shop), who finished 2:09 down on McCallum in 17th place.
1 James McCallum (Rapha Condor Sharp) 3:22:00
2 Peter Murdoch (Team Cycle Lane) @ 4sec
3 Eddie Addis (Equipe Velo Ecosse) @ 5sec
4 Ian Taylor (Adept Precision RT) @ 14sec
5 David Lines (Pedal Power-Endura-Forme Racing) @ 51sec
6 Jordan Stokes (Pedal Poer-Endura-Forme Racing) @ 1min 01sec
7 Angus Elliott (TheBicycleWorks.com) @ 1min 06sec
8 Andrew Whitehall (Equipe Velo Ecosse) @ 1min 13sec
9 Euan Pope (Glasgow Couriers) @ same time
10 Veli Matti Raikkonen (Granite city RT) @ 1min 58sec
Equipe Velo Ecosse.
King of the Mountains
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.