Location: Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Hayes, Middlesex
Event: 26 October 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Course specialist Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven RT) claimed another victory on the Hillingdon circuit as he outsprinted breakaway companion Jozef Metelka (Beeline Bicycles RT) in the first round of the Inverse RT series on a wet afternoon in West London.
Phil Holloway (Southend Wheelers) and Peter Hitt (VC Meudon) kept the pair company in an original break of four riders, but Hitt dropped back before Holloway was also dropped and joined up with the chasing Henry Latimer (AW Cycles).
The remaining two leaders went on to lap the main field with 26-year-old Atkins, from West Drayton, taking the sprint for his 13th circuit win of the year, while Latimer secured third place ahead of Holloway with a gap of around a minute to the rest who were led in by Simas Raguckas.
The women’s race was won by 16-year-old Abigail Dentus (Team De Ver), a national age-group champion on the track, who broke away with second-placed Laura Greenhalgh (Twickenham CC) and put the best part of a minute into the bunch who were led home by Catriona Ross (PSUK CRT).
Winner Andrew Marriott (Spirit Bikes RT) and Stuars Adair (Redhill CC) finished just ahead of the sprinting pack in the race for third categories
1 Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven RT)
2 Jozef Metelka (Beeline Bicycles RT)
3 Henry Latimer (AW Cycles)
4 Phil Holloway (Southend Wheelers)
5 Simas Raguckas (BC Private Member)
6 Michael Mottram (AW Cycles)
7 Ken Buckley (AW Cycles)
8 Rolandas Razgauski (La Fuga)
9 Rob Fletcher (Arbis-Colbert Cycles RT)
10 Peter Hitt (VC Meudon)
1 Abigail Dentus (Team De Ver)
2 Laura Greenhalgh (Twickenham CC)
3 Catriona Ross (PSUK CRT)
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