Road: McSkimming wins in Glasgow

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Experience proved key for Paul McSkimming, the Glasgow Road Club rider who took victory in the VC Glasgow South Road Race near Eaglesham in Scotland on Sunday.

The 49-year-old from Carluke in South Lanarkshire edged to victory ahead of Leighton Buzzard RCC’s Jack Beezer, while the final podium spot went to 39-year-old GJS Racing rider John Gartland, from Glasgow.

For long periods the race was a typical fourth cat road race with breaks lasting just a few minutes before the bunch would chase them down then sit up.

It wasn’t until the final few miles that a group of around 13 riders got away as the pace proved too much for many as they tackled three laps of a circuit which took them from Stewarton up to Newton Mearns and back around.

The final circuit saw the riders deviate off and tackle a two-mile climb to the finish near Eaglesham, and it was this climb that saw the groups splinter under the pressure.

The event was the first road race promoted by VC Glasgow South since forming three years ago, and they received compliments on their organisation from all parties.


1 Paul McSkimming Glasgow Road Club 4th 02:27:09
2 Jack Beezer Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club 4th st
3 John Gartland GJS Racing Team 4th @ 3sec
4 Paul Hornby Glasgow Ivy CC 4th st
5 Scott Hawkins Glasgow Couriers 4th st
6 Malcolm Dunlop 4th st
7 David Dalziel Glasgow Nightingale CC 4th st
8 Michael Paton Falkirk Bicycle Club 4th @ 6sec
9 Ronnie Burns VC Glasgow South 4th st
10 Colin McLellan Velo Club Edinburgh 4th st
11 Thomas Coyle Glasgow Road Club 4th @ 7sec
12 Terence McMahon Glasgow Ivy CC 4th st
13 David Hamill Pedal Power RT 4th st
14 Simon Kirkness 4th st
15 Steve Macluskie VC Glasgow South 4th st
16 Thomas Aitchison Team Leslie Bike Shop - Right Move Windows 4th st
17 Georges Avraam Edinburgh RC 4th st
18 John Dunlop Loudoun RC 4th st
19 Gary Davidson VC Astar Anderside 4th @ 13sec
20 Thomas Martin Dundee Thistle 4th st
21 John Milligan Dundee Wheelers CC 4th st
22 Stephen Cairns Perth United Cycling Club 4th @ 15sec
23 Andrew Taylor Dumfries CC 4th st
24 Graham Cruickshanks Shutt VR 4th @ 17sec
25 Michael Robb Ayr Roads Cycling Club 4th st
26 Graeme Small East Kilbride Road Club 4th @ 22sec
27 Graeme Scott Edinburgh RC 4th @ 25sec
28 Kamil Pompe Pedal Power RT 4th st
29 Lee Fraser Team Leslie Bike Shop - Right Move Windows 4th @ 29sec
30 Ross Cunningham Glasgow Glenmarnock Wheelers 4th st
31 Matt Hennon Inverclyde Velo 4th @ 30sec
32 Frederick Connor VC Glasgow South 4th @ 1:15
33 George Roberts VC Glasgow South 4th @ 1:41
34 Les Ross Edinburgh RC 4th @ 2:36
35 Martin Wilson VC Glasgow South 4th @ 2:42
36 Gordon Jackson Hawick CC 4th st
37 Marek Jurasinski Edinburgh RC 4th @ 4:13
38 Robert Young Glasgow Green Cycle Club 4th @ 5:04
39 Owen Ross Ayr Roads Cycling Club 4th @ 5:34
40 Jack King Unattached @ 5:49
41 Brian Beckett VC Astar Anderside 4th @ 6:58
42 Robert Kelly Ayr Roads Cycling Club 4th @ 8:24
43 Andrew Macdonald Dunfermline CC 4th @ 8:58
44 Calum Gray Peebles CC 4th @ 9:11
45 Andrew Douglas Pedal Power RT 4th st
46 David Borland Johnstone Wheelers CC 4th @ 9:44
47 David Barclay Lomond Roads CC 4th @ 12:41
48 Richard Graveling Stirling Bike Club 4th @ 15:58
49 Scott Kerr Walkers Cycling Club 4th @ 16:13
50 David Laurie Glasgow Nightingale CC 4th @ 16:33
51 Brian Boyd Unattached st
52 Gabriella Nordin Sandy Wallace Cycles 4th / Lady @ 22:25
53 Ross Strachan Loudoun RC @ 22:27
54 Calum Ross Loudoun RC 4th st
55 Stephen Roe VC Glasgow South @ 26:28
56 Charles Mccusker Johnstone Wheelers CC 4th @ 29:34
57 John McComisky Pedal Power RT @ 29:54
58 Ishbel Taromsari Pedal Power RT 4th / Lady st
59 Graeme Binning Loudoun RC 4th @ 49:51

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.