(Thursday, 17 May) Jason Eastwood won the opening round of the UK-Biking road race series at Moreton, his powerful sprint proving decisive.
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Brett Edbrook (Ridebike.co.uk) was the man pipped on the line with Luke Gray (Boboco) riding his training bike, third A 1hour/1 lap format saw the scratch group set off first, effectively a lap behind. The fifteen strong “fast men” worked cohesively to quickly reduce the deficit and within 30 minutes the race was together. The usual flurry of attacks came to nothing and as the light faded, fast twitch muscles began to flex in anticipation. Attacking in the finishing straight, Paddy Dunn (CC Weymouth) held a gap of some 20 metres at the bell.
15 year old Matt Mildon (Mud, Sweat &Gears) tried to join Dunn but thought twice and was soon back in the wheels and with half a lap to go so was Dunn. Mildon made the right decision, riding on junior gears the youngster held off some bigger boys to take 4th. It has been a good mid-week for the Primera/Specialized team. Toby Neave won at Goodwood on Tuesday and Will Stephenson finished 2nd at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth on Wednesday. Eastwoods win leaves only Ian Legg of the four man team yet to offer a victory salute. It was a good night also for the UK-BIKING road race series.
The 49 riders who signed on outnumbered both the new Bournemouth track league and all of the local clubs evening time trials.
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1. J EASTWOOD (PRIMERA/SPECIALIZED)
2. B EDBROOK (RIDEBIKE.CO.UK)
3. L GRAY (BABOCO)
4. M MILDON (MUD, SWEAT, GEARS)
5. M HILL (UK-BIKING)
6. B CLEWITT (UNATT)
7. J WADE (VC ST RAPHAEL)
8. T GOLDSMITH (PRIMERA)
9. A SIMMONS (UNATT)
10. K ABBOT (OFF CAMBER)
1st Lady: LIZ GILMOUR (RIDEBIKE.CO.UK)