The race was black flagged at the 100k point due to a serious crash involving Haribo Beacons Pete Williams, the race restarted 20mins later and was immediately split to pieces by the combined strength of the Raph...a and Madison squads, the riders hung on for another 20 kilometres with the very fast pace, before being distanced in the crosswind section following the main climb along with 40 other riders.
This was the end of the race for the team, with only 27 riders finishing in the group, testament to the toughness of the racing.
The team took a lot of positives from the weekend, in what was a marked step up in level of racing, and a good stepping stone to the next events.
The team are in action midweek at the CDNE series, followed by the Drummond Trophy in Scotland on Sunday.
Everyone involved with the team wishes Pete Williams all the best in his recovery after his accident today.