Road: Gilham strikes for Barton sprint win

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Location: Barton, North Yorkshire
Event: 12 August 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports


Clear in a three-man break for over half of the 77-mile race, Kit Gilham (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com) proved strongest in the final sprint to win the seven-lap Neil White Memorial Road Race in North Yorkshire.

Gilham, from York, team-mate Alastair Kay and Dan Smith (Velo 29) pulled away after 30 miles of racing, opening up a maximum lead of 1-30 over the main bunch whose reaction came too late with the gap still at around half a minute by the finish.

The supporting five-lap race saw Martin Gibson lead a one-two for Adept Precision RT ahead of Shaun Tyson.

Result:

E/1/2:
1 Kit Gilham (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
2 Dan Smith (Velo 29)
3 Alastair Kay (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
4 Andrew Martin (Godleys Cycles)
5 Andrew Hawdon (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
6 Scott McCrossan (Rock To Roll Cycles)
7 Andrew Whitehead (Equipe Velo Ecosse)
8 Ben Kellett (VS Cycles)
9 Dave Shackleton (Wilsons Wheels)
10 Simon Baxter (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)

3/4:
1 Martin Gibson (Adept Precision RT)
2 Shaun Tyson (Adepot Precision RT)
3 Tony Fawcett (Blackhawk Bikes)
4 Paul Stubbs (Ferryhill Wheelers)
5 Mike Salkeld (Crosstrax)
6 Paul Lamb (Harrogate Nova CC)
7 Steve Wilson (MTS Cycle Sport)
8 Giovanni Asoni (Kyklos/Edco RT)
9 Robert Shields (Gosforth RC)
10 Aidan MacDermott (GS Metro)


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.

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