Location: Rothbury, Northumberland
Event: 13 July 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
In-form Scott McCrossan (Rock To Roll Racing) wrapped up his second win in as many weeks when he outsprinted Tom Bustard (Herbalife-Leisure Bikes.com) at the end of Barnesbury CC’s 63-mile Sam Walton Memorial road race in Northumberland.
The pair finished almost three minutes clear of six chasers after one large and one smaller lap of a hilly course, based on Rothbury, which splintered the field in the hot conditions.
Duncan Moralee (Strategic Lions Cycling) took two of the three primes on his way to the King of the Mountains title before Scottish raider McCrossan – winner of the Arthur Campbell Memorial race a week earlier – and Bustard went off the front.
With the Herbalife team holding a strong hand, there was little response and the gap grew steadily to the finish where 20-year-old McCrossan, from Lanark, got the better of Bustard whose team-mates Alistair Kay and Simon Baxter took the next two places 2-50 down.
Sam Walton Memorial
1 Scott McCrossan (Rock To Roll Cycles) 2-40-00
2 Tom Bustard (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com) same time
3 Alistair Kay (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com) at 2-50
4 Simon Baxter (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
5 Duncan Moralee (Strategic Lions Cycling)
6 Alex Bottomley (Wheelbase Altura MGD)
7 Matt Kipling (Velo29-Blackhawk) all same time
8 Andrew Hale (Team Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers Boutique) at 3-00
9 Nick Spencer (Gosforth RC) at 4-40
10 Craig Adams (GJS Cruise Racing) same time
1 Mick Jones (BC Private Member)
2 Matthew Atkinson (Durham University CC)
3 Valentin Kokorin (BC Private Member)
4 David Jones (EMC)
5 David Kinloch (Ilkley CC)
6 Chris Booth
7 Mark Breeze (Blumilk.com)
8 Anthony Dawson (EMC)
9 Jamie Patterson
10 Mick Asley (Northumbria Police CC)
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