Peterborough CC/ Alston County Homes Road Race
Location: Huntingdon, Peterborough
Event: 25 August 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports/ Ben Goddard
Steve Lampier (Node4-Giordana Racing) soloed to his first road race win of the season in the Peterborough Road Race.
The high winds made for tough racing conditions over the 78-mile distance and a group of ten riders went clear after 50 kilometres which contained all the favourites except for Lampier.
Using a hard cross wind section Lampier, 29, reached speeds of 65 kmph to get across to the break which were working well together.
After 75 kilometres another five riders came across to the now 15-man leading group meaning that the work rate dropped.
On a 500 metre drag Lampier attacked the breakaway and took with him Ashley Cox (CC Luton) and Rhys Howells (Twenty3c-Focus) reaching up to 54 kmph up the drag they pulled away from the rest.
Working well together the group built up a two minute lead but the pace was too high for Howells who dropped back to the chasers.
Then with five kilometres to go Lampier, from Peterborough, attacked Cox and soloed to victory.
Lampier said: “I ride second claim for Peterborough CC so I can ride the local time trails so to win their road race is pretty special.
“The club have always been good to me so it is nice to win, I am gearing up to ride the Tour of Britain so it was a good workout for me.”
1 Steve Lampier (Node4-Giordana Racing)
2 Ashley Cox (CC Luton)
3 Christopher Dredge (Spirit Bikes)
4 Richard Wood (Arbis-Colbert Cycles RT)
5 Kit Gilham (Metaltek-Knights of Old RT)
6 Alex Camier (Pedal Heaven RT)
7 Adam Brittain (High Wycombe CC)
8 Colton Jarish (Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT)
9 Rhys Howells (Twenty3c.co.uk-Focus)
10 Dante Carpenter (Pedal Heaven RT)
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