A strong ride by Richard Jones to take 6th in the Seacroft Wheelers road race in wet and windy conditions, a great support role played by Joel from behind, eventually winning what remained of the bunch sprint to finish in the top 15.
A fantastic win today for Brad at the Dick Longdragon Memorial in Aberdeenshire, convincingly winning the sprint from a breakaway of 9 riders.
Wins across the board at the Highfields Kitchen Series.
Youth; Despite very testing conditions with a very strong wind throughout. Ben Moody lead a 2-man break for the duration of the race evenly finishing 2nd in a very tight finish. Behind Joe rode well to again win his age category, with Joel not to be out done, doing the same.
3/4; A superb team performance with Joel Mcglyn taking a well deserved victory combining well with Jack Taylor to force away a 4-man move early inthe race, with Jack evenly finishing 3rd. Behind Richie Allen doing what he does and winning the bunch kick for 5th, Jordan 6th in his debut for the team and Trevor and Jason sneaking into the top 10 with 8th and 9th respectively.
E/1/2; Being aggressive from the outset, the move of the race went 10mins in with the two Bens, both in flying form establishing a 30sec lead on the rest of the field. Was the gap was established out from, Craig forced a 5-man move away from what remained of the field, with Jack and Tom doing the same a short while later. With all groups lapping the field. Into the finale, Ben Hetherington took a deserved win, his 4th of the season. With Ben Rowe in 2nd, winning the series in the process. Alex finished solo for 3rd, with Craig 4th and Will 5th. Richard, Tom and Jack all also a lap up finished in 8th, 9th and 10th respectively, to make eight riders in the top ten.
The teams seventh and eight road wins of the season, as they continue their progression towards the bigger goals to come.
Closer to home in the Spring RR in Northumberland, Josh Moody took the teams seventh road win of the season in convincing fashion, leading a 2-man breakaway to a two minute advantage on the field before adeptly dropping his break away companion to finish solo hands aloft.
Joel Mglynn a great 4th today at the York Circuit edging closer to his 2nd catagory license.
Schoonarde Kermesse 4 in the top 15!
22 laps of a technical 5k circuit.
Another fantastic performance from the entire team with Alex, Brad, Ben and Will making the race winning move of 16 riders on lap 4.
Behind Jack and Tom rode superbly at the head of the bunch ensuring the gap to the lead group stayed over a minute.
The lead group split late in the race with Ben being represented for the team eventually taking a well deserved 7th.
Behind Alex sprinted in for 11th, Brad 12th and Will 16th with Tom and Jack also inside the top 30.
Ben 4th, Will 11th, Jack 26th, Alex 29th in Zele Kermesse!
With a field of 210 riders on a typical Belgian day, Windy with showers and cold. On a technical and demanding 11km circuit.
Ben in his standard style attacked 500m into the race taking another rider with him, although not being able to live with the pace Ben attacked, doing a lap solo before a group of five bridged across. Behind Will had managed to get into a counter move of 9 riders. This group merged with the front group to make 16 riders. With two laps to go the attacks started and the groups began to split.
Into the final lap there was two distinct groups a six including Ben and a chase group containing Will. Ben took a great 4th place narrowly missing the win to a BMC Devo rider, with Will sprinting in for 12th. In the bunch after some great positioning work by Brad and Tom, Jack sprinted to take 5th from the bunch with Alex just behind.
All in all a great first day 4 riders in the top 30, with Ben taking five primes whilst out at the front of the race.
This weekend the team goes to Belgium as the final phase of its early spring buildup. Following on from two training camps in Spain and Majorca and a selection of early season races this trip should set the team up perfectly for the bigger goals to come.
Racing in Belgium is always an experience, especially early in the year where fields of up to 300 riders can be expected with races averaging up to 29mph for 3 hours.
The team is extremely happy with how the season has gone so far, with us taking 15 podium places and 6 wins. We are ranked 4th nationally and have 4 riders in the top 20 elite riders in the country.