Location: Lazonby, Cumbria
Event: 23 June 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Dillon Byrne (Champion System/Maxgear/Base) took his first ever win in the CDNW Road Race League in Lazonby on Sunday.
Byrne’s team-mate, James Knox, and Lee Baldwin (CC/Sett Valley Cycles) had pulled away from the bunch early on.
But on the third lap Byrne attacked and took Michael Ashurst (Biketreks Racing Academy) with him.
It took the pair a lap to bridge across to form a runaway group of four riders at the front. They eventually opened up a four-minute gap. But as the end approached, it was Byrne who got out in front to take the win.
Byrne said after the race: “Me and James took turns to attack near the end and he led the win out for me. I’m really pleased, it’s my first ever win in the CDNW and I’m feeling good at the moment.
“I started the season well and then I had a bad month with a chest infection. But I’m backinto my training now and my strength is back.
“I’ll be entering more CDNW races, there’s quite a few good hilly ones coming up, I’m in good form and I’m aiming to do well in those. I’ve also got the Beaumont Trophy coming up and I’ll look to take my good form into that.”
1 Dillon Byrne Champion System/Maxgear/Base
2 Michael Ashurst Biketreks Racing Academy @ 1 sec
3 James Knox Champion System/Maxgear/Base @ 2 sec
4 Lee Baldwin Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles @ 3 sec
5 Matthew Gibson Velocity WD-40 @ 2:58
6 Samuel Jackson Overplay.net Racing Team @ 3:10
7 Steven Burke Node4 Giordana Racing @ 3:14
8 Simon Baxter Herbalife st
9 Michael Rawson Kuota-Spinergy-GSG st
10 Stephen Abbott Teamwallis CHH Racing Team st
11 Joe Evans Hargroves Cycles RT-Specialized-Trant-Next-Elliott's st
12 Jake Cowen Biketreks Racing Academy st
13 Jonathan Cregeen Biketreks Racing Academy st
14 Frank Pilkington Bill Nickson Cycles RT st
15 Giles Harrison Activ-Cycles st
16 Jack Barrett Velocity WD-40 @ 3:24
17 Craig Battersby Team Leapfrog @ 3:40
18 James Dunlop Biketreks Racing Academy @ 5:47
19 William Thomas Velocity Race Team @ 5:52
20 Tom Black Team Manx Telecom @ 5:57
21 Richard Bickley Border City Wheelers CC st
22 Ayrton Pellet Edinburgh RC @ 6:01
23 Jamie Kennedy Paisley Velo Race Team @ 6:12
24 John Dodgin Biketreks Racing Academy @ 12:8
25 Ryan Pike High On Bikes @ 21:57
26 Keith Laird Team Thomsons Cycles @ 24:00
27 John Findley Bill Nickson Cycles RT st
28 Luke Beswick Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles st
29 Giles Bett Dave Hind Racing Team st
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