Numbers were made to count as Sheffield’s Ashley Proctor (Bike Box Alan/Whiston Velo) outsprinted team-mate Connor Smith and Matthew Bulmer (Dirtwheels Cycles) to win the nine-lap BBM Revolution road race.
The leading trio were the survivors of a 12-strong group that came together from two separate moves on the opening lap out of a starting field of 49..
By lap three the front group had been reduced to seven riders in the windy but dry conditions, and the selection process continued over the next three laps as the leaders came down to five with an advantage of 1-56 over the rest.
Two more had dropped away by lap eight when a group of 16 chasers had formed with a gap of 1-08, and the three remaining leaders stayed comfortably clear with Proctor prevailing in the surge for the line and Julian Gromett (Squadra RT) taking the bunch sprint for fourth place.
1 Ashley Proctor (Bike Box Alan/Whiston Velo)
2 Connor Smith (Bike Box Alan/Whiston Velo)
3 Matthew Bulmer (Dirtwheels Cycles)
4 Julian Gromett (Squadra RT)
5 Danny Lowthorpe (Langsett Cycles RT)
6 Giles Pidcock (Chevin Cycles)
7 Chris Daddy (Squadra RT)
8 Alex Orrell-Turner (VS Cycles Brighouse)
9 Simon Maudsley (Dirtwheels Cycles)
10 David Johnson (Bluemilk.com)
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