Sunday 1 October 2017

Culverwell's Dorset Double! Sixpenny Brewery Road Race, Report/Results

Sam Culverwell (Guernsey VC) made it two wins in 7 days on Dorset roads, winning the Sixpenny Brewery Race at Pimperne,a week after victory in the Jurassic Coast race at Wool. The 16 year old pulled clear on the final climb of Stubhampton Hill to win the 56 mile,3/4th category race ahead of 21 year old triathlete, Joe Arundel (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers).
Dependable mountain biker Kim Little (Merida Factory Racing) made the podium, edging out John Samways (Bouremouth Jubilee Wheelers) after 4, 12 mile laps had failed to set the race alight.
A group of 12 went clear on the first lap, the climb up from Pimperne providing the opportunity to stretch out the bunch. Through Tarrant Hinton and the gap was growing but the turn onto the C13 above Stubhamton took the break into the wind and the move was snuffed out Blandford.
The course did damage at the back of the race but at the front the strongest were content to roll through. Culverwell & Arundel went clear on the bell lap but once again the rising wind played into the hands of the chase.
Tony Revell (Off Camber) briefly had daylight on the bunch but could not deny Culverwells double.

Rider Reaction
Sam Culverwell "The race stayed together a lot, i pushed on up the climb just to try and break it up but the headwind over the top you just could never get way. We got a gap at the bell, we were working well but i was trying to save some to attack again, you have to try and think ahead. I went with just under a K to go, i thought had gone too early, i was grinding to a halt at the line"

1 Sam Culverwell (Guernsey Velo Club)
2 Joe Arundel (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers)
3 Kim Little (Merida Factory Racing)
4 John Samways (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers)
5 Tim Flynn (Poole Wheelers)
6 Sam Reed (Guernsey Velo Club)
7 Russel Speight (Sotonia CC)
8 Philip Hopley (Radeon-Bike Science)
9 Richard Hamilton (Sarum Velo)
10 Shawn Grey (Gillingham & Dist Wheelers)
11 Joe Staunton (Wightlink Wight Mountain CRT)
12 Kevin Egan (Poole Wheelers)
13 Tony Revell (Off Camber)
14 Archie Whyte (Ride 24/7)
15 Graham Biles ((Mud, Sweat Gears)
16 Alistair Stubbs (Royal Navy& Royal Marines CA)
17 Sam Gaskin
18 Chris Wilson (UK Biking/Bmth Cycleworks/Trek)
19 Harry Chamberlain (Southampton University RC)
20 David Rutty (VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley)
21 Robert Slocombe (Off Camber)
22 Gethin Musk (Performance Cycles

Race Sponsors Sixpenny Brewery awarded Culverwell the weight of his bike in beer1

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