Overall a good race for the team with the majority of our riders starting in the third group with an 8 min handicap to the front of the race. After some cohesive work from the scratch group, on the hour the race was all together. Unlucky at this point the team had lost three riders due to punctures and mechanicals. Almost immediately after the groups coming together Ben attacked taking Chris Mark of NRG Cycles with him, these two built an advantage at the head of the race, behind a natural selection had happened in the stong wind with a group of 15 riders chasing the two up front, Tom, Will and Rich were in this group for the team. On the bell lap the group was all back together and despite a number of attacks the group entered the final uphill finishing straight still together. Ben despite his earlier efforts was the teams best rider in 5th, with Will 7th and Tom just outside the top ten.
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