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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Springtime Pursuit Rnd 2: Gilham Settles for Second!!



There wasn’t much Spring in the air in Devon on Saturday morning for the second round of the Spring time pursuit, writes Dave Gilham……………It was far more like mid-winter with the temparatures barely getting above freezing and accompanied with light snow flurries. Ellie Gilham (VC St Raphael) also found herself up against 2 experience riders from trade teams as well as the weather. The race was split into 3 groups with Ellie starting in the scratch group and having to chase hard to close the 3 minute advantage to the first group.
The gap was closed at just over half distance around 18miles. All attacks were quickly chased down and like the previous week the race finished in a sprint.
Nobody wanted to open the sprint so Ellie took it on about half way up the final climb and dropped everybody except Natalie Grinczer (University of Birmingham) who slipped past her just before the line to take the win with Ellie finishing second.
This sets up a thrilling final round next week with both Ellie and Natalie tied in first place for the overall series.

Brief Results
Ladies
1 Natalie Grinczer University of Birmingham 27 miles in 1 hr 27 mins 27 secs

2 Ellie Gillham VC St Raphael

3 Ella Hopkins Breast Cancer Care Academy Team @ 4 secs

4 Manon Lloyd Abergavenny RC @ 7 secs

5 Jennifer Hudson VC Straphael

6 Lyndsey Glazier Team Hope Factory Racing

7 Carrie Hill Mid-Devon CC

8 Claire Elworthy Exeter Wheelers CC


E/1/2/3
1 Scott Gurnett Minehead CC 33 miles in 1hr 26m 50s

2 Oliver Pritchard University of Exeter CC @ 9 secs

3 Harry Edney North Devon Wheelers @ 15 secs

4 Sean Henderson North Devon Wheelers same time

5 Jack Reed Royal Forest of Dean CC @ 17 secs

6 Jamie Fabrizio CS Dynamo @ 23 secs

7 Robert Edgell Performance Cycles

8 Kye Martin Mid-Devon CC same time
Cat 4
1 Joshua Bullock Tavistock Wheelers 33 miles in 1hr 33 mins 38 secs

2 Ben Davis Bristol Road Club

3 Tom Weston Exeter Wheelers CC same time

4 Jonathan Jones Univrsity of Eceter CC @ 6 secs

5 Harry Snow North Devon Wheelers @ 9 secs

6 Bradley Manaton Private member @ 12 secs

7 Chris Knott Okehampton CC

8 Paul Leicester Exe Velo CC same time


Results Courtesy of www.britishcycling.org.uk

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