Location: Ilchester, Somerset
Event: 7 April 2013
David Gorton (Team Tor 2000) was the winner of the Ham Hill support race just outsprinting Steven Whitehurst (Cheddar Cycle Club) after the two riders had towed each other to the line.
The race for third and fourth cat riders was over three laps and 72km, and included three climbs of Coppits Hill. The race ran fifth teen minutes behind the Ham Hill race, and for the most it stayed pretty much together until the final lap.
On lap one Mark Pettitt (BCDS) was the first to attack as the race turned out of Queens Camel back towards Yeovilton but he has brought back soon as they rolled through the finish line and on towards lap two.
On the second lap five riders had built up a small gap of fifteen seconds over the bunch before one more rider managed to make the junction before they had half a lap to go. As they descended Coppitts Hill they five leaders had just a slender lead and this is where David along with Jamie Fabrizio tried to pull away.
The group now consisted of David Gorton, Ken Holder (R U Trainingtoday CC), Jamie Fabrizio (Cycle Sport Dynamo), Simon Coles (Norwood Paragon) and Jamie Howard (Exeter Wheelers).
As the leading group turned onto the finish straight David along with Jamie were together but
Steven was close by and as Jamie dug deep he was passed by Steven along with Simon.
On the line the two could barely be separated and Simon was right on their wheels.
1 David Gorton Team Tor 2000 1hr 52mins 26secs
2 Steven Whitehurst Cheddar Cycle Club @st
3 Simon Coles Norwood Paragon @st
4 Jamie Fabrizio Cycle Sport Dynamo
5 Jamie Howard Exeter Wheelers
6 Ken Holder RU Training Today CC
7 William Hornby Cycle Sport South Hams
8 Mark Pettitt Bristol Cycling Dev Squad
9 Stephane Pang Onit Sports
10 Charles Rees Team Tor 2000
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