Road: Allen wins in Graham Weigh Cycles Series

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Location: Marsh Tracks, Rhyl, North Wales
Event: 22 August 2012
Report: Jon Harland


Talented junior Gerallt Allen (Rhyl CC) scored his first win of the season in the senior race at the Graham Weigh Cycles Series at Marsh Tracks in Rhyl on Wednesday night.

After four second places on the trot, the Rhuddlan 16 year old's aggressive style finally paid off when he succeeded in breaking away on his own with 15 minutes of racing to go for a four second victory over a fast closing pack.

Matt Limacher (Champion System/Maxgear/Kyklos) and GB Academy youth rider Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos-On-Sea CC) led a bunch in that had been frustrated in their efforts to close in on Allen by club mates Paul Griffin and Alan Forrester.

Team work was also effective in the Youth A race, with Rhos-On-Sea CC's Alex Harvey getting worked over in classic fashion by eventual winner Robert Rogers, Jack Hulme and Max Spedding of the Birkenhead North End CC.

Dwyfor CC's Twm Bryn prevented a clean sweep for Rhyl CC youngsters in the other youth races, gaining his sixth win of 2012 in beating Craig Rogers (Birkenhead North End CC) in the gallop in the 'C' category.

Results:

Seniors:
1 Gerallt Allen Rhyl CC) 53:45
2 Matt Limacher (Champion System) at 3sec
3 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos on Sea CC)
4 Aled Pugh-Jones (Fibrax-Wrexham)
5 Paul McDonald (Slipstream RT)
6 Mike Fugaccia (Liverpool Century RC)
7 Alan Forrester (Rhyl CC)
8 Sion Jones (Rhos on Sea CC)
9 John Noakes (Rhos on Sea CC)
10 Matthew Smithson (Chevin Cycles)

Youth A (Under-16s):
1 Robert Rogers (Birkenhead North End CC) 25:37
2 Jack Hulme (Birkenhead North End CC) @ same time
3 Alex Harvey (Birkenhead North End CC) @ 3sec

Youth B (Under-14s):
1 David Tudor (Rhyl CC) 25:37
2 Morgan Hughes (Rhyl CC) @ same time
3 Simon Price (Fibrax-Wrexham) @ 3sec
Girls: Elain Davies (Clwb Beicio Dwyfor CC).

Youth C (Under-12s):
1 Twm Bryn (Clwb Beicio Dwyfor CC) 25:38
2 Craig Rogers (Birkenhead North End CC) @ same time
3 Joseph Jones (unattached) @ 1:28

Youth D (Under-10s):
1 Luca Bennett (unattached) 27:03
2 Robert Price (unattached) @ 1:29
3 Tomos Aron Owen (Clwb Beicio Dwyfor CC) @ 1:42

Youth E (Under-8s):
1 Josh Peevor (Rhyl CC) 27:36
2 Huw Jones (Clwb Beicio Dwyfor CC) @ 32sec
3 Andrew Clarke (Port Sunlight Wheelers) @ 1:22


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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