North Yorkshire Evening Road Race League Round 3
Location: Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire
Event: 13 June 2013
Report: Julie Rodman/Snowdon Sports
Despite horrendous rain in the late afternoon, the sun came out for the third round of the North Yorkshire Evening Road Race League, and it was York Cycleworks’ Andrew Windrum who took victory.
A total of 49 riders took to the start line in the glorious lanes just outside Malton, famous for its horse riding schools and rural setting, it was soon livened up by the cyclists.
No one could get more than seven seconds over the bunch in the 50km race and attacks were soon brought back by the peloton.
As the bell rang for the final lap the riders jumped around to gain their positions, unfortunately in the middle of the bunch there was a touch of wheels and seven riders crashed, with two summersaulting into the hedgerow and nettles.
Fortunately nothing was broken but pride and some abrasions and grazes, and we wish Luke Preston of Airedale a swift recovery along with Matthew Wilson of Rock Racing, who brought most of his team down with him for company.
Following the crash, even though a smaller group still worked hard right up to the line, it was still big enough to give the judges a nightmare with their first bunch finish.
The winner was in-form 42-year-old Andrew Windrum (York Cycleworks) who was runner-up in the previous round, from Ben Harvey (Rutland CC) and Maciej Wontorowski (Wetherby Wheelers) in third.
It was a great event ran by Matthew Enticknap and his cheerful team at Malton Wheelers with the help of other local clubs, they certainly did the sport proud.
1 Andrew Windrum York Cycleworks
2 Ben Harvey Rutland CC
3 Maciej Wontorowski Wetherby Wheelers
4 Damian Elvington PM
5 Chay Curtin BBM cycles
6 Cameron Brookes Clifton CC
7 George Evans Airedale Olympic
8 Nick Walmsley Cotswold Veldrijden
9 Jonathan Faraday Crosstrax
10 Craig Armitage Crosstrax
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