We headed to the Teesside Clarion Criterium, it was great to be racing locally prior to a very intense period of racing and travelling coming up.
The forty man field was strong, with riders from Metaltek, Velosure-Giordana and Haribo Beacon amongst others, and very fast from the start. The team were represented in every significant move, with a 3-man move eventually establishing a small gap around the half way point. Ben was in the move for the team, and it eventually built a lead to around 30secs, with a number of continued attacks in the bunch a counter move of 9 riders escaped, with Will and Alex represented, at 5 laps to go Jack managed to cross to the move making it a group of 10, with Ben still out front.
Ben tried a number of attacks in the final stages but couldn't break the elastic and had to be satisfied in the end with 2nd, Jack and Alex sprinted in well for 5th and 6th with Will 9th, making it four riders in the top ten.
Over in Yorkshire Matty, Rich and Jake rode the Ilkley 2-Day event over very tough terrain. Rich rode excellently both days, topped off with a great 5th place today.
Tomorrow Calum leads the team at the Bannatyne Trophy in Northumberland.