London Phoenix Road Race
Location: East Hanningfield, Essex
Event: 22 September 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Jason White was the fortunate winner of the London Phoenix RR after finishing second in the bunch sprint he was promoted to winner after Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven) was disqualified.
On a flat course a good field of 60 riders set out to complete 75 miles of a 13 lap circuit which was 5.8 miles long.
Racing was flat out from the start with Michael Mottram (GS Henley) and Jake Martin (Pedal Heaven RT) launching early attacks which were brought back by the bunch.
With 25 miles to go a group of five riders went clear including Owen Lake (Twenty 3C), Joe Giggins (PCH UK Racing), Tom Neale (Spalding CC), Anders Christensen (Pedal Heaven RT) and Ian Knight (Team Corley Cycles) and they built up a lead of 55 seconds.
But they were brought back by a resurgent bunch just before the bell lap with 5.8 miles to go and nobody was able to get clear on the final lap leading to a bunch sprint finishing the 75 miles in 2 hours 45 minutes.
Atkins was victor in the sprint but he and six other riders had been disqualified a few laps earlier for crossing the double white line on an uphill rise.
So National Master Scratch Champion White, aged 40 and from Benfleet, took the victory ahead of Neal in second and Jake Hales (Team IG-Sigma Sport) in third.
1st Jason White Private Member
2nd Tom Neale Spalding CC
3rd Jake Hales Team IG - Sigma Sport
4th Luke Ryan Twenty3c.co.uk-Focus
5th Michael Smith Team Corley Cycles
6th Joe Giggins PCH UK Racing
7th Martin Smith AW Cycles
8th Elliott Porter Rapha Condor JLT
9th Jonathan Harris GS Avanti
10th James Jobber Neon-Velo.com
11th David Creeggan Pedal Heaven RT
12th Jake Martin Pedal Heaven RT
13th Owen Lake Twenty3c.co.uk-Focus
14th Mike Jackson CC Luton
15th Alexander Royle Banjo Cycles
16th Andrew Hastings Finchley Racing Team
17th Anders Christensen Pedal Heaven RT
18th Robert Moore London Phoenix CC
19th Joshua Green Glendene CC
20th George Wood Maldon & District CC
21st Felix Barker St Ives CC
22nd Colton Jarisch Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
23rd Lubomir Belak St Ives CC
24th Ashley Cox CC Luton
25th Adam French Rapha Condor Cycling Club
26th Andy Lyons Twenty3c.co.uk-Focus
27th Harry Godding PMR@Toachim House
28th Malcolm Smith St Ives CC
29th Robert Ward Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
30th Alex Anderson ASFRA Racing Team
31st John Heaton-Armstrong Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
32nd Ian Knight Team Corley Cycles
33rd Eduardo Martinez Llarena Private Member
34th Adam Brittain High Wycombe Cycling Club
35th Simon Alexander Twenty3c.co.uk-Focus
36th Mike Smith Colchester Rovers
37th Stephen Nunn Finchley Racing Team
38th Stuart Pryce Strada-Sport
39th Sean Dines Team Corley Cycles
40th Michael Cripps Banjo Cycles
41st Alex Higham Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
42nd Mike Debney London Dynamo
43rd Vince Divine Finchley Racing Team
44th Peter Hargreaves Strada-Sport
45th Frank Rawlins North Road CC
46th Gray Turnock Finsbury Park CC
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