“It was hard, it was much I could do to be in the break and sit on the wheels, Pedal Heaven were good, I think they were getting frustrated but that’s just them trying to rile us up and get us to do something. The race being neutralised did not help. The 5th time up the climb was where I cracked, I actually felt quite good and thought I can make this, the extra climb was the tipping point for me, I was on my own till about a mile to go and I must have been out there for about six miles trying not to get caught”
Hutchings attacked early on but it was always going to be difficult with UCI Continental team Pedal Heaven controlling the front of the race. A promising move with Gunther Zechman (London Phoenix) was snuffed out when the race was neutralised, with Hutchings eventually settling for 33rd place.
Joe Andrewsalso rode but suffered a punctured and failed to finish.
Primera-TeamJobs will take delivery of their new 2016 race kit ahead of the official team launch in March.