Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
Event: 16 February 2013
James Wilson (AW Cycles) picked up his second race win of the new season at the Army training area at Ludgershall in Wiltshire.
After winning the first round James made sure he collected win number two with a well-timed sprint finish ahead of John Russell (Strada Cycles).
The test track was dry and had recently been widened by cutting back the foliage and even the sun made a rare appearance.
The race got underway with the riders settling themselves in for a 45min +3lap race; there were a couple of early attacks but each time the race was pulled back by a very attentive bunch.
Lap after lap different riders attacked of the front only to be pulled back. At one point a group of five got some day light but they could not get away and so the race all came down to a big bunch sprint.
Wilson, in the middle of three, managed to hold onto his sprint winning by half a bike length from Russell with James Phillips (Severn RC) another half bike length back. The bunch were right on their wheels and they all crossed the line closely compacted.
The earlier third cat race all came down to another big bunch sprint with John Wood (NFTO) riding away from the whole bunch as they crossed the line at the bell. John was very near to the back of the whole field but on the open side.
He simply rode past and reached the left turn clear and as they slowed down he increased his lead. Wood finished well clear of the bunch that all rolled in 5secs back.
1 James Wilson AW Cycles
2 John Russell Strada Cycles @ same time
3 James Phillips Severn RC
4 Charles Coleman Dream CC
5 Deacon Cutterham CGC
1 John Wood NFTO
2 Dan Guest Army CU @ 5sec
3 Steve Glass Sports Coaching @ same time
4 Jake Coward Rapha Condor
5 Rob Ward ASFRA
Fourth cat results will follow later.
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