Road: White charges to victory in London Phoenix RR

Road: White charges to victory in London Phoenix RR

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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

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

11th David Creeggan Pedal Heaven RT

12th Jake Martin Pedal Heaven RT

13th Owen Lake

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

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

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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