Road: Gardner sprints to victory in Brighton

Road: Gardner sprints to victory in Brighton

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Dan Gardner (Team ASL360) took his fourth victory of the season when he sprinted out of a break of three to clinch victory in Brighton.

Above: In the break in the cat 2/3 rac, from left to right:Jon Harris, David Seager and eventual winner Dan Gardner.

The breakaway including Gardner, Jon Harris (GS Avanti) and David Seager (San Fairy Ann CC), it escaped the bunch halfway through the 55 minute race and went on to lap the field.

Gardner outsprinted his breakaway companions to take victory and his first category licence whilst Harris took second and Seager came home third.

Despite an active race the third category event ended in a bunch sprint which ended up with riders swinging out wide and a crash brought down the hopes of many riders.

Luke Nolan, aged 27 and from Somerset, managed to avoid the crash and claimed victory by a bike length from Tom Kirk (I-Ride-UK) in second and Sam Davies in third.

In the fourth category race Duncan Mawhinney took the honours again with a clear sprint victory showing that he really should get a BC license and move up to the thirds.

Newbury’s Donal Linehan showed that fresh legs and a cagey approach can sometimes pay off by keeping his powder dry till the last corner in the veteran’s race to take the honours from Graeme Crow.

In the youth events there was a victory for Chris Jackson (Strada Sport) in the under-16 event whilst Isaac Warrington (Southdown Velo) won the under-12 event.



1.Dan Gardner ASL360

2.Jonathan Harris GS Avanti

3.David Seager SFAC

4.Ian Robins Brighton Mitre

5.Peter Hitt VC Meudon RT

6.Graham Crow Twickenham

7.Ashley Denis De Vere

8.Matthew Webber Catford CC Equipe-Banks

9.Andrew Corter PNECC

10.Stuart Adair Redhill

11.Sam Davies Abergavenny RC

12.Richard Small Icarus Racing

13.Nigel Macadhoa Ronde CC

14.Harry Loader Mid Devon CC

15.Kieran Ali VC Meudon RT

16.Paul Buckley Thames Velo

17.Matthew Butt ASL360

18.Jason Ginn ASL360

DNF.Frank Kilsby Hargroves CC


1.Luke Nolan Westbury Wheelers

2.Tom Kirk I-Ride-UK

3.Sam Davies Abergavenny RC

4.Richard Small Icarus Racing

5.Charles Batho Dulwich Paragon

6.Rob Brice In-Gear

7.Jess Harding Neon-Velo

8.Jed Williamson Brighton Mitre

9.Brian Hennessey Redhill CC

10.Trevor Deeble Hastings and ST L.

11.Paul Giles P.N.E

12.Frank Kilsby Hargroves CC

13.Paul Buckley Thames Velo

14.Alex Stephenson PM

15.Chris Jackson Strada Sport

16.John Philips Brighton Mitre

17.Matthew Burton Bangor Uni

18.Darren Rule CC Sudbury

19.James Horan Southdown Bikes

20.Rob Fuller Brighton Mitre

21Harry Loader Mid Devon CC

22.Lee Comerford London Dynamo

DNF.Mike Jack Dulwich Paragon


1.Duncan Mawhinney PM

2.Adam Daniel Dulwich

3.Mathew Hare PM

4.James Bower PM

5.Phil Hoffman Abellio - SFA Racing

6.Jake Hill Team PCC

7.Mike Joseph Twickenham CC

8.Dan Fagg Brighton Mitre

9.Richard Jones Abellio - SFA Racing

10.Adam Thomas PM

11.Dennis Keene Army Cycling Union

12.Alex Hepton PM

13.Will Weynberg ASL360

14.Ryan Dunlop ASL360

15.Graeme Read


1.Donal Linehan Newbury RC

2.Graeme Crow Twickenham

3.Phil Hoffman Abellio - SFA Racing

4.Stuart Adair Redhill

5.Jess Harding Neon-Velo

6.Charles Batho Dulwich Paragon

7.Adam Thomas Blazing Saddles

8.Mike Joseph Twickenham CC


1.Chris Jackson Strada-Sport

2.Joe Hill PPYCC

3.Isaac Wright PPYCC

4.Ben Adey independent

5.Owen Giles P.N.E

Under 8/10

1.Isaac Warrington Southdown Velo

2.Luke Goodwill Preston Park YCC

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