Road: Briggs leads Raleigh clean sweep at Epworth

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Location: Epworth, Lincolnsihire
Event: 12 August 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Team Raleigh GAC dominated Sportscover/Altura’s 61-mile round of the Yorkshire Road Race League with Graham Briggs leading a clean sweep of the top five places after five laps of a modified Epworth circuit due to roadworks.

An aggressive race saw attacks from the off, and after 20 miles of action a two-man break went away which became ten before too long with a gap of 30 seconds over a larger chasing group.

It stayed that way until the final lap when the lead group split – Briggs escaping with team-mate Jamie Sparling and, continuing an excellent season, going on to win the final sprint with Simon Holt leading the charge for third place half a minute later.


1 Graham Briggs (Team Raleigh GAC) 2-17-00
2 Jamie Sparling (Team Raleigh GAC) same time
3 Simon Holt (Team Raleigh GAC) at 30 sec
4 Bernie Salzburger (Team Raleigh GAC)
5 Tobyn Horton (Team Raleigh GAC)
6 Richard Hepworth (Cycle Premier-Kovert0
7 Dan Booth (Hope Factory Racing)
8 Ben Ives (We Love Mountains)
9 Daniel Storey (RST Racing)
10 Tom Barras (Metaletek Scott)

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.