Straiton Struggle Road Race
Location: Ayr, Ayrshire
Event: 22 July 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Ayr Roads’ Owen Ross came through a photo finish to take a win in the Straiton Struggle Road Race.
The 50-mile race saw a bad crash resulting in one rider going to hospital with a broken collarbone.
The end of the race was chaotic too – there wasn’t the equipment for a photo finish judgement so it had to be decided using footage and pictures from mobile phones in the crowd.
Ross’ Ayr Roads team mate, Paul Gibson came in second and Michael Paton of Falkirk VC was third.
1 Owen Ross (Ayr Roads CC)
2 Paul Gibson (Ayr Roads CC)
3 Michael Paton (Falkirk VC)
4 Michael Robb (Ayr Roads CC)
5 David Torrance (Ayr Roads CC)
6 Terrence McMahon (Glasgow Ivy CC)
7 Marek Jurasinski (Edinburgh RC)
8 Graeme Scott (Edinburgh RC)
9 David Laurie (Glasgow Nightingale CC)
10 John-Paul Baxter (Ayr Roads CC)
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.