Location: Buildwas, Telford, Shropshire
Event: 8 July 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Junior Elliot Jones (Paramount CRT) proved that he’s a chip off the old block with victory in his own club’s 90-km road race at Buildwas, near Telford.
Watched by his father Mike – a prolific winner in his own heyday – who was on marshalling duty, the 18-year-old Shrewsbury rider produced a winning sprint to edge out Andrew Marsh (Dinnington RC) and Alastair Young (Gosforth RC) in a tight finish and secure his first open win on the road.
Expected rain failed to materialise, and in the dry conditions a vigilant bunch made sure that any attempted breaks were quickly brought to heel to make it a day for the sprinters.
1 Elliot Jones (Paramount CRT) 2-25-00
2 Andrew Marsh (Dinnington RC)
3 Alastair Young (Gosforth RC)
4 Colin Mattinson (PSUK)
5 Alan Cooper (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
6 Matt Lee (NFTO Race)
7 David Spencer (Fibrax Wrexham RC)
8 Richard Williamson (Gannet CC)
9 Aidan Dodd (Newport CC)
10 Josh Williams (Paramount CRT) 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.