Location: Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Event: 11 August 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Surviving a late mechanical scare, Collin Humphrey (Achieve-Skinnergate Racing) powered his way to a superb solo victory in Falkirk BC’s Billy Warnock Memorial Trophy race at Falkirk.
Breaking clear on the last of the eight 10-mile laps, Humphrey saw a lead of one minute slashed to just 20 seconds when he had to take service for a broken spoke.
But the 35-year-old Newcastle rider quickly recovered and showed his strength to push his advantage back out to 1-46 by the finish over Craig Adams (GJS Cruise Racing) who, third last year, stepped up a place on the podium with a further gap of 23 seconds to Peter Murdoch (Paisley Velo RT), who outsprinted Jack Barrett (Velocity 44 Stirling) for third.
The race, with prizes sponsored by Malcolm Allan Butchers, split on the opening lap of a flat and fast circuit, leaving four groups on the road, and the situation ebbed and flowed behind a leading break of five until Humphrey made his escape with the main field just 20-strong by the finish.
1 Collin Humphrey (Achieve-Skinnergate Racing) 3-05-00
2 Craig Adams (GJS Cruise Racing) at 1-46
3 Peter Murdoch (Paisley Velo RT) at 2-09
4 Jack Barrett (Velocity 44 Stirling) same time
5 Gordon Murdoch (Icarus Racing) at 2-13
6 Andrew Hale (Team Leslie Bike Shop) at 5-16
7 Chris Harney (VC Edinburgh) at 5-34
8 Scott McCrossan (Rock To Roll Cycles) same time
9 Mark Stewart (Team ASL360) at 5-35
10 Brian Widdison (Moray Firth CC) same time
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