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Road: Davies returns in winning style at Solihull

Road: Davies returns in winning style at Solihull

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Location: Tudor Grange Park, Solihull, West Midlands
Event: 20 April 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports

Returning from a three-year lay-off, Barnsley veteran Mark Davies (Team Cystic Fibrosis) opened his comeback campaign on a winning note in Solihull CC’s circuit race for third and fourth categories.

Above: Sophie Faulkner (second wheel), winner of the Women's event.(Image courtesy of Mike Adams)

The 40-year-old held off fellow veteran Mike Farwell (BC Private Member) to win the 25-mile race at Tudor Grange Park from a maximum field of 50 riders.

The women’s race also drew a full field which was headed by the host club’s 16-year-old Sophie Faulkner at the main expense of Charmaine Brown (Pearson CC), a winner at Gravesend Cyclopark last month.


1 Mark Davies (Team Cystic Fibrosis)
2 Mike Farwell (BC Private Member)
3 Adam Tempest (Lichfield City CC)
4 Mark Botteley (Bourne wheelers)
5 James Griffin (VC Montpellier)
6 Mick Ballantyne (NFTO)
7 Jason Burrill (Bourne Wheelers)
8 Simon Cox (Climb On Bikes CC)
9 Mark Willet (Sherwood Pines CC)
10 Elliott Reynolds (Solihull CC)

1 Sophie Faulkner (Solihull CC)
2 Charmaine Brown (Pearson CC)
3 Vittoria Bussi (Zappi’s Ladies Team)
4 Elizabeth Malins (
5 Annasly Park (Abergavenny RC)
6 Bonnie van Wilgenbury (Zappi’s Ladies Team)
7 Bryony Board (Glendene CC)
8 Mary-Hannah Bonnett (Abergavenny RC)
9 Laura Humphreys (Rugby Velo)
10 Melissa Brand (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling)

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