Road: Visser sprints to victory in Brighton

Road: Visser sprints to victory in Brighton

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Location: Preston Park Cycle Track, Brighton
Event: 22 September 2013
Report: Ben Goddard/Snowdon Sports

Ryan Visser (Redhill CC) sprinted out of a 13-man breakaway to take victory in the 2/3 category race in round three of the Après series in Brighton.

An early split let an 11-man group go clear which left ASL 360 riders Pete Morris and Dan Gardner with a lot to do to bridge the gap to the breakaway which were working well together.

The pair bridged the gap with 30 minutes still to go and the 13-man breakaway group lapped the rest of the field then took it easy with their eyes on the sprint.

Visser, aged 29 and from Redhill, took the honours again just pipping Barny Willard (In-Gear) and Richard Unwin (VC Meudon) came home third.

A resurgent Luke Farren showed both power and class jumping away from the rest of the field to win convincingly for Brighton Mitre in the Masters.

In the fourth category race Brighton Mitre’s Brazillian ace Francisco Piai proved it was no fluke last week when he came past Duncan Mahwinney’s to win by five bike lengths.

An unusually active third cat race didn't settle down until around 40 minutes in and then they all seemed to play it cagey until the last lap.

Jess Harding (Neon Velo) just took victory in a photo finish from Rapha Condor’s Livio Nannetti.

Winner of the youth events were Chris Jackson (Strada-Sport) in the under-16s, Oliver Nixon (VO2 Development Team) in the under-14s and Rahul Fortescue Talwar (PPYCC) in the under-10s.



1. Ryan Visser Redhill CC

2.Barny Willard Ingear

3.Richard Unwin VC Meudon

4.Dan Gardner ASL360

5.Rhys Clegg PMR@ Toachim House

6.Ian Robins Brighton Mitre

7.Nick Gasson 34 Nomads

8.Rory Wilkinson Dulwich

9.Pete Morris ASL360

10.Graeme Crow Twickenham CC

11.Paul Butler In-Gear

12.Gavin Mitchell Twickenham CC

13. Frank Kilsby Hargroves CC

14.Iain Palmer Twickenham CC

15.Jez McCan 4FT Velo

16.Sean Mcauliffe Redhill CC

17.Sam Davies Abergavenny RC

18.Jason Ginn ASL360

19.Brian Hennessey Redhill CC

20.Stuart Davison Redhill CC

21. Kieran Barber Redhill CC

22.Chris Wilkinson Dulwich Paragon


1.Jess Harding Neon Velo

2.Livio Nannetti Rapha Condor

3.Graham Austin East St. Cycles

4.Matt Kuwertz Southborough Wheelers

5.Stuart Adair Redhill CC

6. Carl Farrell PM 4

7.Brian Hennessey Redhill CC

8.Frank Kilsby Hargreaves CC

9.Mark Townsend Neon-Velo

10.Kieran Barber Redhill CC

11.Chris Jackson Strada-Sport

12.Sam Davies Abergavenny RC

13.Gregg Moss Dulwich Paragon

14Jake Fieldsons VC Jubilee

15.Alan Lester In-Gear

16.Anthony Steaman Crawley Wheelers

17.Sean Mcauliffe Redhill CC


1.Francisco Piai Brighton Mitre

2.Duncan Mahwinney PM

3.Graeme Garner Gatorway CC

4.Jake Hill Team PCC

5. Mike Jack Dulwich Paragon

6.Chris Griggs Crawley Wheelers

7.Morris Pamplin Dulwich Paragon

8.Andrew Martin LBRCC

9.Mathew Hare

10.Mike Joseph Twickenham CC

11.Daniel Fagg Brighton Mitre

12.James Horan South Downs Bikes

13.Darren Haynes Crawley Wheelers

14.Nick Silva Thames Velo

15.Adam Daniel Dulwich

16.Josh Beattie Sussex Nomads

17.Matt Evans Southborough DW

18.Gregor Ross PM

19.Oliver Phillips Brighton Mitre

20.Graeme Read Twickenham CC

21 John Makepeace JMS Cycles

Masters C+

1 Luke Farren Brighton Mitre

2 Livio Nannetti Rapha Condor

3 Richard Unwin VC Meuden

4 Stuart Adair Redhill CC

5 Iain Leeding Norwood Paragon

6 Graeme Crow Twickenham CC

7 Jason Ginn ASL360

8 James Horan South Downs Bikes

9 Daniel Fagg Brighton Mitre


1. Chris Jackson Strada-Sport

2 Matthew Webber Catford CC

3 Oliver Nixon VO2 Dev Team

4 Isaac Wright PPYCC

5 Joe Hill PPYCC

6 Jack Algar VO2 Dev Team

Under 8/10

1.Rahul Fortescue Talwar PPYCC

2 Isaac Warrin South Down Velo

3 Harvey Algar PPYCC

4.Zoe Algar PPYCC

5.Alexander Mahwinney

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