Location: Somersham, Ipswich
Event: 11 August 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Rory Havis of St Ives CC took his first win of the year as he raced to victory in the Mid Suffolk Road Race.
The field stayed together for the entire race and any attempt to break off the front was swallowed back up before long.
Havis himself made a few attempts to get away but never made it more than 200 yards in front.
The 32-year-old Ely man decided to sit in the bunch on the last lap and was in around 50th position as the final climb up to the finish approached.
Team mate Ben Harwin led him out before falling away at the bottom of the hill and Havis managed to get 15 metres on his opponents as he crossed the line.
Speaking after the race, Havis said: “They weren’t going to let anybody get away today, I tried a few times but had no luck.
“When we approached the finish, I was well down the order but I have an agreement with Ben and he led me out. He’s a strong rider but he can’t go up hills and he turned round and said he was done before the hill even started going up!
“But I pushed on and when I looked round I saw that I had it and managed to get my hands in the air. I’m second category now so it’s getting harder. I’ve got a two-day race next weekend.”
1 Rory Havis St Ives CC
2 Joshua Voulters Rapha Condor Cycling Club
3 Oliver Edwards VC Revolution
4 Nathan Miller Team Zenith/Buss Cycles
5 Ross Fawcett Ipswich BC
6 John Woyton Glendene CC-Ridley
7 Alex Cohen Finsbury Park C.C.
8 Thomas Gillingwater Strada Sport
9 Justin Fisk Stowmarket & District CC
10 David Bamford East London Velo
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