Report by Snowdon Sports
Team Raleigh’s George Atkins took an impressive win on a tough course in Fife on Sunday as he topped the podium at the David Campbell Memorial Road Race.
The race took in 81 miles of racing, spread out over four laps and two laps of a finishing circuit. All of the laps included a brutal climb up to the finish which proved to be what separated the top riders from the rest of the field.
There was a break of ten riders on the first lap and they stayed away for the entire duration of the race, eventually being whittled down as the race wore on.
It came down to a two-man sprint up the final climb to decide the race and it was Atkins who crossed the line five seconds ahead of Rigmar Racer Steve Lawley.
Paisley Velo rider Peter Murdoch was third, 40 seconds down on Atkins and his team-mate, Scott McCrossan was fourth, 2:02 off the winner’s pace.
KTM Road and Trail’s Gary Hand was crowned King of the Mountains and Team Leslie Bike Shop/Biker’s Boutique left with the team prize.
1 Geogre Atkins (Team Raleigh) 3:15:59
2 Steven Lawley (The Rigmar Racers) at 5sec
3 Peter Murdoch (Paisley Velo RT) at 40 sec
4 Scott McCrossan (Paisley Velo RT) at 2:02
5 Gary Hand (KTM road-and-trail.com) at same time
6 Craig Adams (Team Leslie Bike Shop/Biker’s Boutique) at same time
7 Jamie Henderson (Spokes RT) at 3:13
8 Chris Harney (VC Edinburgh) at 3:24
9 Bradley Stokes (Pedal Sport RT) at 3:26
10 Robert Hassan (KTM road-and-trail.com) at same time
King of the Mountains: Gary Hand
Team: Team Leslie Bike Shop/Biker’s Boutique