Location: Bells Yew Green, East Sussex
Event: 10 March 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Photo: Dave Hayward
Elliott Porter of Rapha Condor JLT raced to first place in the opener of the SERRL Summer Series on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Leatherhead rider was too quick for Pedal Heaven’s Chris Macnamara and Alex Higham of Felt Colbourns over the 75-mile race at Bell Yews Green in East Sussex.
There was a break in the first kilometre of the race and although not properly positioned, Porter son jumped across and urged the other riders to push on.
The break built up a lead of around six minutes over the rest of the field at one point and with two laps to go, the three riders that eventually finished on the podium made a break, working well together.
Although they weren’t able to open up a big gap at first, they suddenly burst away from the field and were soon two minutes ahead.
With around two kilometres to go, Porter made his move and Macnamara was immediately onto his back wheel.
But Porter had plenty left in the tank and pulled away to take the win by around 10 seconds.
Elliott said after the race: “I was feeling incredibly strong, even when the small break formed I knew I was the strongest, I just had the feeling.
“As the finish approached, I was a bit hesitant in case the other two guys were bluffing but I put the attack in and when Chris went with me, I just attacked again.
“I was in Australia for two months with Rapha Condor and then did the Eddie Soens. I was never really hurting at all today, I could have done another two laps. Australia has made such a difference and I’d like to thank Rapha for that.”
1 Elliott Porter (Rapha Condor JLT)
2 Chris Macnamara (Pedal Heaven)
3 Alex Higham (Felt Colbourns)
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