Solid 8th for Matty in the Thornton Trophy, making the race winning move again, strong rides also from Callum and Rich, finishing at the head of the bunch. The team are in action at York this evening, the CDNE Prissick Criterium on Thursday and the Mike Binks Memorial on Sunday.
The team have been in action over the past few days, firstly on Tuesday at the TLI Croft Circuit Race w/ Jack in 3rd, and Tom in 8th, and tonight at the very wet CDNE Circuit races at Prissick, in the E/1/2 event Chris was 5th after some strong work in the latter part of the race by Matty Cooper.
In the 3/4 event Steve was reeled in with 1 lap to go from a solo move, with the race ending in a bunch sprint, with Graham 4th, and Callum 10th.
Excellent performances by the team who were in action in the LVRC Tour of the Wolds, and The Prissick Open Day Events.
In the Tour of the Wolds, Iain and Neil represented the team in a fast active race, with Iain continuing his consistent season with a place in the top 10.
At the 3/4 Prissick Open Day Event, the team rode well improving significantly from a poor performance on Thursday, with some aggressive, team riding, a winning move of two riders stuck with Steve Williamson making a valiant effort to cross the 20sec gap to the winning move, coming up agonisingly short, the team re-grouped well when it was clear the two riders were staying away packing the top ten into the last lap, with Graham Wood in 3rd, James Peacock in 4th and Steve 10th even considering his earlier efforts.
In the E/1/2 Prissick Open Day Event, the team again rode an excellently being represented in any move that gained a gap. Eventually after 25mins of racing a four man move gained a 20sec gap which included Tom and Matty, Jack later got a cross with another rider making six out front. Will Brown of Velo29 later crossed to the winning move making seven in the lead. With ten laps to go and over a minute lead, there were many attacks but all eventually proving unsuccessful, Jack won the sprint taking the teams 28th win of the season, with Tom and Matty 6th, 7th after some excellent work in the later stages, and Jake 11th with a strong finish from the remaining main group.
New course record set tonight 22.07 by Collin Humphrey of Achieve
12 year old Ben Moody, team rider and coaching client, records a new personal best of 25:11 for 10miles on Stockton Wheelers "sporting" Long Newton course, thats an average speed of 23.8mph!
The Team were in action over the weekend, on Saturday at the Sam Walton Memorial, where Craig and Matty and Rich posted solid results inside the Top 20, on one of the most demanding races on the North East Calendar. On Sunday at the Nissan Test Track, Collin and Craig represented the team in the E/1/2 event with Collin making the winning break eventually finishing 6th while Craig sprinted in well for 10th. In the 3/4 race a fairly poor showing for the team with Dave Atkinson the only representative, being active throughout in various moves, but ultimately positioning cost him in the finale, finishing just outside of the top 10.
In the CDNE Criterium last night, Matty Cooper made the race winning break eventually finishing 3rd, and winning a prime in the process, Jack was also in the top 10. In the 3/4 Event, Dave marked his return to racing with a solid 9th place. Photos; Arthur Thompson, http://redstaraz.jalbum.net/
Collin recorded the teams 26th win at the season at the Barnesbury 10", with a time of 20'22
Many of the team were in action last weekend in the Stockton Cycling Festival.
In the Town Centre Support Race, Richard Jones was represented in the race winning move, eventually finishing 5th in a hard race over a difficult "proper" criterium circuit with dead turns and cobbles, Chris Fewtrell also continued his strong recent run of form with a place in the top ten, in a race with very few classified finishers.
In Sundays Riverside Criterium the team was once again well represented in a field of 80 riders, Chris Richard and Adam Theaker made the race winning move with Adam the best finisher in 5th, a great result marking his return to form and racing, Richard backed him up well with some strong team riding, and Chris continued his solid consistent run with a position in the top ten.
In the Premier Calender event, Matty, Tom and Jack were the team's representatives, all eventually succumbing to the heat, but making a solid effort in a race that was a class above the normal competition with many pro teams. Congratulations to local riders Harry Tanfield and Alex Bottomley who both recorded great results.