Severn Valley Road Race – Andy Poole Memorial
Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Event: 14 July 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
At the head of the action throughout the 84 miles, Dillon Byrne (Champion System) scored a deserved victory in Wolverhampton Wheelers’ Andy Poole Memorial road race.
The 22-year-old Blackpool rider outsprinted breakaway companion Chris Bartlett (Metaltek-Knights of Old RT) after five laps of the Rabbit run circuit, near Brignorth, with a gap of 1-35 to third-placed Jacob Tipper (Biketreks Racing Academy)
The first break formed on the opening lap, and it set the pattern for a series of attacks, counter moves and regroupings in the hot conditions until Byrne got away on his own with two laps to go.
Bartlett bridged the gap on his own, making contact just before the bell, and the two continued to put time into the rest before the sprint which saw Byrne a clear winner.
1 Dillon Byrne (Champion System/Maxgear/Base)
2 Chris Bartlett (Metaltek-Knights of Old RT) at 1 sec
3 Jacob Tipper (Biketreks Racing Academy) 1-35
4 Will Fox (Metaltek-Knights of Old RT) at 1-40
5 Gareth Jones (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
6 Rob Orr (Metaltek-Knights of Old RT)
7 Liam Maybank (Twickenham CC)
8 Bevan Humphries (Urban Cycles)
9 Kristian Zentec (Team Leapfrog) all same time
10 Simon Alexander (Bush Healthcare CRT) at 2-15
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