We have a new website Try it now Hide
 
 Login Register for free news, tips & videos
 
 
 
 

Road: Livesey sprints to maiden road win

Share |

Army CU Road Race
Location: Dishforth, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Event: 23 September 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports


Clinching a move up to second category, Jason Livesey (Dirtwheels Cycles) ended the season in style with victory in the 57-mile Army CU promotion in North Yorkshire.

Some 35 riders contested the finish after five laps of a circuit based on Dishforth with 41-year-old Livesey holding off locally-based Steven Baker (Army CU) and Craig Stephenson (Sunderland Clarion) on the line to secure his first-ever win.

“I’m well chuffed – it’s been a long time coming,” said the winner, from Silsden in West Yorkshire. “I’ve been trying for a long while and it’s my last race of the season.

“I’ve got enough points now to go up to second category which is what i wanted to do at the start of the season. I’ve been with a new team this year and it’s been really enjoyable.”

An early break was brought back inside the last two laps and, in dry but quite windy conditions, the bunch stayed together until the final sprint.

“I went from a bit further out than I wanted to, I’d planned the point where I was going to go but someone went early so I jumped on his wheel and carried on from there,” said Livesey. “I had just enough in me to hang on – it was a really enjoyable race and well run.”

Result:

1 Jason Livesey (Dirtwheels Cycles) 1-50-00
2 Steven Baker (Army CU)
3 Craig Stephenson (Sunderland Clarion)
4 Martin Axon (Velo 29)
5 Paul Lehan (Harrogate Nova CC)
6 Ian Beveridge (Sunderland Clarion)
7 Joshua Cutler (RST Racing)
8 Mike Warden (Harrogate Nova CC)
9 Alistair Young (Gosforth RC)
10 Cameron Brooks (Clifton CC) all same time

Please credit www.britishcycling.org.uk and link back if you use any of our race results.


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.

 

Latest Results

More

Upcoming Events

More