Road: Bialoblocki in Tour of the Fens win

Road: Bialoblocki in Tour of the Fens win

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Location: Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Event: 16 June 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports


Fresh from their Tour Series triumph, Team UK Youth showed their strength to dominate the closing stages of St Ives CC’s 125-mile Tour Of The Fens with Marcin Bialoblocki leading a 1-2-3 for the boys in blue.

Niklas Gustavsson and Joshua Hunt followed 29-year-old Bialoblocki over the line to complete a fine day’s work for the team in their final test before next weekend’s British Championship.

An early 15-strong break contained none of the UK Youth riders and their lead stretched out to a maximum of four minutes after around an hour of racing before the bunch reacted.

Recognising the danger, UK Youth drove the chase – spitting riders off the back in the process – at a furious pace and the junction was made on the penultimate fourth lap of the larger starting circuit.

A group of eight riders went clear on the four-kilometre finishing circuit, covered six times – four from UK Youth, three from Node4 Giordana and 18-year-old Ryan Mullen (Team IG Sigma Sport) who had been in the original break.

Heavily outnumbered, Mullen attacked through the bell in a brave attempt to beat the odds, but he was pulled back in and Bialoblocki responded to an attack from team-mate Yanto Barker to go clear in the final kilometre with Gustavsson and Hunt coming through to complete the podium ahead of Dan Barry (Node4 Giordana Racing).

Mullen finished a brave sixth behind Barker, with the eight leaders completed by Node4’s Steve Lampier and Mike Northey who won the prime competition.


Result:

1 Marcin Bialoblocki (Team UK Youth)
2 Niklas Gustavsson (Team UK Youth)
3 Joshua Hunt (Team UK Youth)
4 Dan Barry (Node4 Giordana Racing)
5 Yanto Barker (Team UK Youth)
6 Ryan Mullen (Team IG Sigma Sport)
7 Steve Lampier (Node4 Giordana Racing)
8 Mike Northey (Node4 Giordana Racing)
9 Greg Mansell (Team UK Youth)
10 Tom Stewart (Team Raleigh)
11 Roman van Uden (Node4 Giordana Racing)
12 Andrew Hawdon (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
13 Tom Barras (Wheelbase)
14 Peter Williams (Team IG Sigma Sport)
15 Justin Hoy (Felt-Colbornes- Hargroves RT)
16 Will Bjergfelt (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling)
17 Matt Holmes (Team Raleigh)
18 Kit Gilham (Metaltek-Knights of Old RT)
19 Wouter Sybrandy (Team IG Sigma Sport)
20 Michael Smith (Team Corley Cycles)

2/3/4
1 Carl Dyson (Clay Cross RT)
2 Carl Sturgeon (Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT)
3 Ryan Bevis (NFTO)
4 Kieran Brady (City Cycle Centre)
5 Stephen Nunn (Finchley RT)
6 Chris Bartlett (Metaltek-Knights of Old RT)
7 Douglas Coleman (CC Luton)
8 Mike Smith (Colchester Rovers CC)
9 Wayne Crombie (East London Velo)
10 Paul Jones (NFTO)


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