Road: Greenwood sprints to Kilmacolm victory

Road: Greenwood sprints to Kilmacolm victory


Location: Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
Event: 5 May 2013
Report: Robert Robertson/Snowdon Sports

Ben Greenwood (Hope Factory Racing) edged out rival Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh) in a sprint finish to the Kilmacolm Kermesse in Renfrewshire on Sunday.

A strong wind up the farm road section of the race saw the field burst to pieces in the first lap with a number of small groups forming within the first eight miles.

After a few laps the race settled with two main groups on the road. The front group contained eventual winner Ben Greenwood (Hope Factory Racing), second place Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh) and third place rider Scott McCrossan (Rock to Roll Cycles Ltd).

The front group of 14 riders worked well to clock up the laps as the second group in the road continued to work well in vain attempting to bring the leaders back.

In the end Greenwood and Oliphant sprinted it out between themselves leaving McCrossan to roll over the line solo to take third before the rest of the lead group came in to sort out the placings.


1 Ben Greenwood Hope Factory Racing Elite 02:39:15

2 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh Elite st

3 Scott McCrossan Rock to Roll Cycles Ltd Elite 02:18

4 Gary Hand Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Elite 03:12

5 Craig Adams GJS Cruise Racing 1st st

6 Peter Murdoch Paisley Velo Race Team 1st st

7 Andrew Whitehall Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers 1st st

8 Simon Baxter Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Elite st

9 James McCallum Rapha Condor JLT Elite 03:21

10 Harry Tanfield Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Elite 05:10

11 Alex Coutts Herbalife-Leisure Lakes 2nd 05:17

12 David Lines MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling 1st 05:40

13 Jamie Kennedy Paisley Velo Race Team 1st 05:41

14 Euan Pope Glasgow Road Club 3rd 05:46

15 Jack Barrett Velocity 44 Stirling 2nd 07:23

16 Greig Brown 2nd 07:33

17 James Dunlop Biketreks Racing Academy 1st 07:43

18 Ian Sim Paisley Velo Race Team 3rd 07:46

19 Craig McCulloch Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers 2nd 07:48

20 Graham McGarrity 2nd st

21 Tom Bracegirdle Biketreks Racing Academy 2nd st

22 Keith Laird Team Thomsons Cycles 3rd st

23 Neil Walker Walkers Cycling Club 3rd st

24 Gary Maher Ayr Roads Cycling Club 3rd st

25 Michael Henderson Moray Firth Cycling Club 2nd 07:50

26 Alister Watt Granite City RT 2nd st

27 Stuart McCluskey 2nd 08:15

28 James McPake GJS Cruise Racing 2nd 08:18

29 Gerald Grant GJS Cruise Racing 3rd st

30 Paul McInally Rock And Road Cycles 3rd 08:21

31 Ryan Fenwick Williams Racing Academy 2nd 09:41

32 Franco Porco Team Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers Boutique 3rd 09:47

33 John Gartland GJS Cruise Racing 3rd 09:53

34 George Roberts VC Glasgow South 3rd 09:56

35 Philip Deveney Glasgow Nightingale CC 3rd 18:11

36 Sean Gordon Team Thomsons Cycles 3rd at 1 Lap

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