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Road: Atkins makes it a hat-trick in Inverse Series

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Inverse RT Winter Points Grabber Round 3
Location: Hillingdon Circuit, London
Event: 9 November 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports


Prolific winner Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven Colbornes) completed a clean sweep of Inverse RT Winter Points Grabber Series when he won the third and final race at Hillingdon circuit in London on Saturday.

The 27-year-old, who lives at nearby West Drayton in Middlesex, put his local knowledge to good use once again when he won a three-up sprint finish to the race.

It was win number 20 for the season for Atkins, who also won two out of three races in the recent Ottershaw Series. Second spot – once again – went to Jozef Metalka (Beeline Bicycles), while AW Cycles’ Michael Mottram was third.

“Michael attacked first early on,” explained Atkins as he hung up his bike for a few week’s break. “He got about 30 seconds, and that’s when me and Jozef attacked and joined him. From then on it was just the three of us, and I won the sprint.

“It’s been a great season – I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to hold my form for the last few months. Hillingdon is just down the road for me and it’s a great circuit, I guess I do know it very well.

“I almost didn’t ride this race though! The weather was awful and I didn’t fancy it in the heavy rain, but then it cleared up a bit and I decided to ride.

“I’ve been riding at Hillingdon since I was ten, which I’m sure gives me an advantage as it would for anyone who has ridden it so many times.

“I won’t be riding the Winter Series which starts next week though. I won’t be riding again until February, so I will have a couple of weeks off the bike and start my winter training in early December.”

Results:

Elites:
1 Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven Colbornes)
2 Jozef Metalka (Beeline Bicycles)
3 Michael Mottram (AW Cycles)


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