Road: Robinson sprints to Elveden victory

Road: Robinson sprints to Elveden victory

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Location: Elveden Estate, Suffolk
Event: 29 June 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports

Ipswich BC rider Hugo Robinson secured victory in a sprint finish to the E123 race in the fifth and final round of the Elveden Races in Suffolk on Saturday.

The 18-year-old from Ashfield, near Ipswich, edged to a sprint victory ahead of Neon Velo rival James Jobber, 19 and from Wivenhoe, while the elite podium was completed with another teenager, 19-year-old Alex Anderson from Welwyn, taking third for ASFRA Racing.

Almost 200 riders were present for the final event of the 2013 series, which utilises a 3.7-mile circuit on the private roads of the Elveden Estate.

There was some great racing, but all but one ended in a bunch sprint despite the tiring wind threatening to break up the bunches on each lap.

In the 3/4 Cat race, 32-year-old Willem de Boer from Cambridge CC took the win, ahead of breakaway rival Paul Groombridge (Iceni Velo), with the rest of the field being around 35 seconds further back at the end of their 26-mile race.

Army CU rider Kevin Bell pipped Strada Sport rival Ben Howell to victory in the 26-mile fourth category race, while fastest of the women was Clare Gillott (Elite Cycling) who held off Lee Valley YCC rider Francesca Morgans-Slader.

The 26-mile Youth A race went to Colchester Rovers CC rider Frank Longstaff, while the shorter 18-mile Youth B race was won by Iceni Velo’s Dougal Toms.


E/1/2/3 (44 miles):

1 Hugo Robinson Ipswich BC 1:16:15

2 James Jobber Neon Velo

3 Alex Anderson ASFRA Racing

4 Keiren Brady City Cycle Centre

5 Steve Hurrell API Metrow

6 Lloyd Chapman Glendene CC

7 Mark Longstaff Colchester Rovers

8 Glyudwr Thomas VC Norwich

9 Peter Cocker Forme Bikes UK

10 Cammille Dubois UCIH

11 Nick Esser Strada Sport

12 Josh Maynard Welwyn Whs

13 Frank Rawlins North Road CC

14 Joe Clarke Fenland Clarion

15 Mike Smith Colchester Rovers

3/4 (26 miles):

1 Willem de Boer Cambridge CC 58:59

2 Paul Groombridge Iceni Velo

3 Kevin Curtis Stowmarket & District CC

4 Richard Carrington Mildenhall CC

5 Adam Ellis Spalding CC

6 Paul Wright Stowmarket & District CC

7 Mark Botteley Bourne Whs CC

8 Matthew Heath East London Velo

9 Nigel Hobday Cambridge CC

10 James Hedley Smith Clay Cross Road Team

4th Cat: (26 miles):

1 Kevin Bell Army CU

2 Ben Howell Strada Sport

3 Spencer Laborde Iceni Velo

4 Harley Matthews Strada Sport

5 Jamie Booth Royal Air Force CC

6 Chris Parker Ipswich BC

7 David Triggs Colchester Rovers CC

8 Bjorn Krylander Cambridge CC

9 Lewis Knights Ipswich BC

10 James Moore Strada Sport

Women: (26 miles):

1 Clare Gillott Elite Cycling

2 Francesca Morgans-Slader Lee Valley Youth CC

3 Keira McVitty Team Zenith

4 Hayley Simmonds GB

5 Sandra McKay GB

6 Sian Botteley Bourne Whs CC

7 Michelle Forster London Phoenix

8 Erica Howe VC Norwich

9 Jenny Lake Shutt Velo Rapide (Squadra Donne)

10 Rebecca Maynard Welwyn Whs

Youth A (26 miles):

1st Frank Longstaff Colchester Rovers

2nd Mitchell Powel Team Terminator

3rd William Mapus-Smith West Suffolk Whs C & Tri Club

Youth B (18 miles):

1st Dougal Toms Iceni Velo

2nd Zak Coleman Gt Yarmouth CC

3rd Matthew Shepherd Lee Valley Youth CC

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