Road: Hawdon steps up to take Gifford win

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Location: Gifford, East Lothian
Event: 6 April 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Photos: Ian Henderson

Third last year, Andrew Hawdon (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes stepped up to win the 65-mile Gifford Race over eight laps of a rolling East Lothian course.

Cumbria-based Hawdon, who also won the King of the Mountains competition, opened up a small gap over Ben Greenwood (Team Hope Factory Racing) by the line with his own team-mate Alex Coutts a similar distance behind in third place as a leading group splintered in the closing stages.

Kevin Barclay (The finished ninth to take the incorporated ESCA championship.

Junior Alex Kinsley led a one-two for Edinburgh RC in the supporting 40-mile race, edging out Keir Greatorex in the sprint for the line ahead of a tightly-packed field.


1 Andrew Hawdon (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes 2-30-48
2 Ben Greenwood (Team Hope Factory Racing) at 5 sec
3 Alex Coutts (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes at 10 sec
4 Peter Murdoch (Paisley Velo RT) at 20 sec
5 Matt Kipling (Velo 29-Blackhawk)
6 David Lines (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling) all same time
7 Scott McCrossan (Rock To Roll Cycles) at 25 sec
8 Richard McDonald (Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers) at 53 sec
9 Kevin Barclay (The at 1-29
10 Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh) at 1-44

ESCA Champion: Kevin Barclay
Category 2: Alex Coutts
Category 3: Alan Clark (Team Leslie Bike Shop)
Veteran: Jamie Kennedy (Paisley Velo RT)
Junior: Kyle Petrie (Stirling BC)
King of the Mountains: Andrew Hawdon
Sprints: Evan Oliphant

4th cats:
1 Alex Kinsley (Edinburgh RC) 1-37-27
2 Keir Greatorex (Edinburgh RC) same time
3 Douglas Pender (Glasgow Nightingale CC) at 2 sec
4 Stuart Munro (East Kilbride RC)
5 Ruari Yeoman (East Kilbride RC)
6 Callum Finlayson (Forres CC)
7 Peter Lambie (Fife Cycling 2000)
8 Neil Kemp (Glasgow Nightingale CC)
9 Peter Wakely (BC Private Member)
10 Samuel Shaw (Stirling BC) all same time

1 Mona Petrie (Deeside Thistle CC)
2 Toni McIntosh (Ayr Roads CC)
3 Jacqueline Lang (Deeside Thistle CC)

Junior: Alex Kinsley
King of the Mountains: Jack Taylor (Dumfries CC)
Sprints: Calum Gray (Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers)

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