Thursday, 9 June 2016

Portsmouth City Centre Races, Wins for Wood, Porter & Bevan!


Yorkshire man Thomas Wood (Paul Milnes-Bradford Olympiv) won the 2/3/4 category Pearl Izumi support race in Portsmouth City Centre. The 21 year old from Leeds attacked throughout the 38 minute + 1 lap race, finally getting away after a crash with 21.2km laps left.
Wood led through the right-hander onto the finishing straight as four riders came down behind, immediately opening a gap the keen tester would not be caught. Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeler John Samways took the sprint for second place ahead of Harry Veale (Cycleworks.co.uk). Samways had been active getting away early with Wood and always looking for opportunities. Jaimie Franklyn (VC Venta) had also attacked all race but was unlucky to get caught benind the crash then having to unclip berfore chasing back.

Thomas Wood
It were good, I was very, very active, I’ve come down from Leeds just for the race, I went into the race wanting to make it really hard and attack on the first lap. Ideally I wanted to get away on my own, I quite a good time triallist, I knew if I could get off the front, I could set my own pace. I attacked really hard into that last corner, the crash was behind me, I was aware I had a gap and that I could hold it to end. A great feeling, I milked it as much as I could!”

Charmiane Porter (Army Cycling Race Team) took the 28 minute+1 lap womens race. Breaking away with two laps remaining, Porter had the power to hold on and win alone. Amber Joseph (PMR TOACHIM HOUSE) clipped off the front chasing Porter, ensuring second place with Victoria Lovett (i-Team CC) in third.
Charmaine Porter
This is my second season now; I have been racing about a year and a half. Today was about the corners, that’s where you could get a gap, the first corner was crucial” I am in the RLC in Gloucestershire, what do I do? I cycle. The Army are very supportive they allow me time to train and racing time”


In the E/1/2/3 Emergency services race James Bevan & Mike Cripps made it a 1-2 for the Army. Cripps had escaped with 7 laps remaining and despite the constant work of Will Page (Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA), still led at the bell.
Bevan then produced the sucker punch, jumping across to his teammate then accepting the gift Cripps offered.
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Provisional Result
2/3/4 CAT
1 THOMAS WOOD PAUL MILNES-BRADFORD OLYMPIC
2 JOHN SAMWAYS BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHEEELERS
3 HARRY VEALE CYCLEWORKS.CO.UK
4 JAMES PLUMB VC VENTA
5 THOMAS TREAGUS HARGROVES CYCLES-RIDLEY RT
6 JAMES FRANKLYN VC VENTA
7 CHRIS HUTCHINGS VC VENTA
8 RYAN SMITH OWEN MASERATI RT
9 MATTHEW ALLSOP WIGHTLINK LCM SYSTEMS
10 JAIMIE PENTON DREAM CYCLING
WOMEN
I CHARMAINE PORTER ARMY CYCLING RACE TEAM
2 AMBER JOSEPH PMR TOACHIM HOUSE
3 VICTORIA LOVETT I-TEAM CYCLISTS CLUB
4 CAITLIN PETERS I-TEAM CYCLISTS CLUB
5 CORINNE CLARK TEAM WNT
6 BECKY HOARE ARMY CYCLING TEAM


EMERGENCY SERVICES RACE E/1/2/3
1 JAMES BEVAN ARMY CYCLE RT
2 MIKE CRIPPS ARMY CYCLE RT
3 JAY EASTWOOD PRIMERA-TEAMJOBS
4 WILL PAGE ROYAL NAVY ROYAL MARINES CA
5 JULIAN LOCKWOOD UNATT

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