Eagle Road Races
Location: Eagle, Lincolnshire
Event: 7 October 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Huddersfield veteran Richard Binks (Clay Cross RT) was given the verdict by the narrowest of margins in a tight finish to Lincoln Wheelers’ 59-mile Masters road race at Eagle.
The 47-year-old Yorkshire Region over-40 champion raised his arms as he crossed the line, but second-placed Giles Pidcock (Chevin Cycles.com) was just as sure that he had won the five-lap race until the judges deliberations said otherwise.
Andrew Parr (Revolution Fitness) took third place after the field had come back together on the last lap following two earlier four-man breaks.
Youth gave way to age in a sprint finish to the four-lap race for third and fourth categories – Rotherham’s Andrew Marsh (Dinnington RC) coming out on top at the expense of his 17-year-old junior clubmate Cameron Reilly.
The pair accelerated clear of the rest of a tightly-packed field coming out of the tight left hander leading on to the short, sharp finishing climb and opened up a gap of ten seconds by the line where Marsh secured his second win of the season.
1 Richard Binks (Clay Cross RT) 2-21-00
2 Giles Pidcock (Chevin Cycles.com)
3 Andrew Parr (Revolution Fitness)
4 Stephen Ellis (Out Of The Saddle)
5 Paul Searson (Nottingham Clarion)
6 Paul Stubbs (Ferryhill Wheelers)
7 Phil Wilkins (Team Jewson)
8 David Palmer (Spin rotor RT)
9 Simon Alexander (Cycle Shack/Forme Coaching RT)
10 Ian Russell (Newark Castle CC) all same time
1 Andrew Marsh (Dinnington RC) 1-55-00
2 Cameron Reilly (Dinnington RC) same time
3 Oliver Wilson (Birmingham University CC) at 10 sec
4 John Hopper (Cottingham Coureurs)
5 Mark Walker (Hull Thursday RC)
6 Kial White (Dinnington RC)
7 Daniel Shinn (Sheffrec CC)
8 Luke Bonnet (RAF CA)
9 Basil Adamo (Sheffrec CC)
10 Jon Clarke (Lincoln Wheelers) all same time
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