Road: Bottomley wins in Sunderland Clarion event

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Location: Hetton Lyons Country Park, Houghton le Spring, near Sunderland
Event: 26 May 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Teenager Alex Bottomley won the third and final round of the Sunderland Clarion Criterium Series at Hetton Lyons Country Park at Houghton-le-Spring near Sunderland on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Velo 29 rider from Saltburn took the win ahead of Whitby rival William Brown, the 19-year-old Blackhawk Bikes rider, while VC Briganti’s Rick King, 34 and from Darlington, took third.

The trio of events have been staged jointly by Sunderland Clarion and Cycling Development North East, and have all proved popular, with the Regional A event running for around 50 minutes and the fourth cats riding for half an hour.

Blaydon’s Giovanni Asoni (Kyklos Edco Racing Team) won the Regional C+ race, the 28-year-old beating Stocksfield 45-year-old Phillip Kennell (EMC), while Seaham’s Antony Dickinson took third.


Regional A Event:
1 Alex Bottomley (Velo 29)
2 William Brown (Blackhawk Bikes)
3 Rick King (VC Briganti)
4 Russell Baylis (GS Metro)
5 Adam Robertson (
6 Andrew Wooler (Aire Valley RT)
7 Taylor Cardus (Velo 29)
8 Shaun Nicholson (Blackhawk Bikes)
9 Iain Beveridge (Sunderland Clarion)
10 John Brown (Kyklos Edco RT)

Regional C+:
1 Giovanni Asoni (Kyklos Edco RT)
2 Phillip Kennell (EMC)
3 Antony Dickinson (unattached)
4 Keith Sibbald (unattached)
5 Rory McCrystal (Gosforth RC)
6 Andy Brennan (unattached)
7 Mike Thomas (Stockton Wheelers)
8 Robert Hamill (Achieve Cycle Coaching)
9 Steve Orchard (Columba CC)
10 George Gibson (Sunderland Clarion)

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.