Location: Malton, North Yorkshire
Event: 25 July 2013
Report: Julie Rodman/Snowdon Sports
Airedale Olympic’s George Evans secured victory in the final round of the North Yorkshire Road Race League, staged around Malton on Thursday.
They saved the best weather until the last one, with 42 riders taking to the start lines outside the famous Flamingo Land at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. It was a wonderful warm and sunny evening, and the narrow and rolling circuit takes the riders through some wonderful picturesque scenery and villages.
No one was allowed to get a gap of more than five seconds from the front, and it was always going to be a bunch sprint up the final climb. As the riders strung it out in a long line for the final three kilometres, they jostled for position.
The climbers were rewarded with a good clear run into the finish, with George Evans (Airedale Olympic) taking the victory from Tim Gill (Ilkley CC) and Damian Shakespeare (Bolsover CC).
It was a wonderfully traffic-managed event with riders ensured a safe circuit, another tremendous promotion by Matthew and his team at Malton Wheelers.
Overall it has been a great series of events with a superb set of riders taking part, it's been a pleasure to see the racing evolve over the weeks and the riders going on to higher categories next year.
1 George Evans Airedale Olympic
2 Tim Gill Ilkley CC
3 Damian Shakespeare Bolsover CC
4 Adam Birdsall Batley CC
5 Julian Varley Harrogate Nova
6 Anthony Lazarus Clifton CC
7 Andrew Johnson Yorkshire Velo
8 Adam Page Rock Racing Team
9 Tom Unwin Hull Thursday RC
10 Cameron Brooks Clifton CC
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