Wednesday 10 April 2013

Local News,Stephenson Wins, Fielding Learns, Testing Times!

• Will Stephenson (Rapha Condor JLT) got his first win for his new team with victory at the Mountbatten circuit in Portsmouth. The Ringwood rider was one of a group of five that lappped the field. Stephenson has raced a lot already this season and proved too strong for second & third placed Al Murison (Equipe) & Andy Bryson (Peter Hansford Cycles). Stephenson followed up his win with a strong ride at the Ham Hill race in Somerset, just missing the winning move. “The legs were feeling good but I missed the break” Next up for the Rapha man is the Tour Du Loir-et Cher, in the Loire valley. The tough 5 day race based around Blois,south-west of Paris gets under way today (10/04/13)

Stage 1 10/04/13
Blois - Nouan-le-Fuzelier (173 km)
Stage 2 11/04/03
Villebarou - Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt (189 km)
Stage 3 12/04/13
Vendôme - Billy (212 km)
Stage 4 13/04/13
Angé - Angé (190 km)
Stage 5 14/04/13
Blois - Blois (97.5 km)

• Harrison Fielding (Poole Wheelers) took third place on the 64 mile stage 1 of the junior tour of the Mendips. Fielding was part of a four man group that escaped at half distance. Zac May (Wales Junior Development) won the sprint. The following days ,hilly, 60 mile stage at Chew Stoke, Somerset proved tough for the Corfe Mullen youngster as he dropped down to 32nd place. Tristan Robbins (Cardiff JIF) won the stage and the overall race. It was a good learning experience for Fielding as he looks to make the transition from track to road. “It wasn’t the best day, I got dropped on the third climb and was trying to keep the time gap to a minimum. It was a good learning experience and I know where I need to improve” he commented. The Mendips race is part of the national junior series with the next round, the Hog Hill GP in Essex on April 21st .

• Poole Wheelers veteran, Terry Icke will start as favourite for this Saturdays 70th anniversary Crabwood CC 10 mile time trial on the Ringwood- Sopley course. Ray Hughes (Clarence Wheelers) should make a race of it and will be warmed up. Hughes gets proceedings underway at 15:00; riding the tandem event with stoker Wendy Pails (Farnborough& Camb) Simon McLaughlin (BJW) & Mark Valentine (PW) lead the field in the two-up race. The Saturday afternoon event has been poorly supported with just 19 riders entering the solo race & 10 pairs in the two-up. The following days EDCA 24 has fared no better attracting just 23 entrants, compare this to last weekend’s Nelson Wheelers 50 event in Yorkshire, with 144 riders facing the timekeeper

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Club 10, P472A Furzehill-Horton-Furzehill 09/04/13
1 Jon Clemas BJW 25.56
2 Eamonn Deane BJW 26.18
3 Rupert Silman BJW 26.27
4 Martyn Fisher BJW 27.19
5 Rob Hammond BJW 27.58
6 Dave Hicks BJW 28.10
7 Kevin Ridge BJW 28.21
8 Chris Courage BJW 28.26
9 Matt Blythe BJW 28.34
10 Dan Loveless BJW 29.02

Poole Wheelers Club 30 01/04/13
1 Greg Parker CC Weymouth 1.10.37
2 Darren Lewis Poole wheelers 1.12.09
3 Bryce Riglar CC Weymouth 1.15.36
4 James Horton BJW 1.17.25
5 Martin Aldridge Poole Wheelers 1.19.55
6 Denzil Hunt Poole Wheelers 1.20.30
7 Pete Grounds Poole Wheelers 1.24.27
8 Jonathan Terry Poole Wheelers 1.25.23
9 Richard Davidson Poole Wheelers 1.28.17
10 M Hunt BJW 1.34.29

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