Location: Challock, Kent
Event: 8 September 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
The last to get across to what proved to be the winning break, Robert Moore (London Phoenix CC) attacked on the White Hill finishing climb to go clear to his first elite-category road race win in Sunday’s SERRL event on the Chilham circuit.
At the line the 31-year-old, from East Dulwich, was almost a minute clear of the rest of the group which had formed on the penultimate lap of five in the 75-mile race after earlier attempts to form a break had all been thwarted.
“I was on the wrong side of the break when it went, but last time up the climb I managed to jump across to the front group,” said the delighted Moore, who earned his elite licence a couple of weeks earlier and came into the race on the back of a strong showing in the Tour of Tidworth three-day where he was lying second overall after two stages before dropping back after the team time trial.
“I attacked when we turned left on to the finishing hill and got away on my own – it’s absolutely amazing.
“The hill is longer than everyone expects, over a kilometre, and it’s quite steep at the bottom so if you chip off there you have a chance of staying away as it drags up to the line. I used the same tactic earlier in the year in a stage of the Toachim House two-day and ended up third overall.
“I’ve been stepping up this year and doing more E/1/2 road races whereas before I didn’t really touch them, getting that consistency up has been a big thing. I had been losing a bit of faith, but I’m absolutely pleased with this – I always have to have a good result at the end of the year.”
1 Robert Moore (London Phoenix CC)
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