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1-2-3 for Hargroves Cycles as Steven James beats Stuart Bowers and Matt Macdonald in the Poole Wheelers Cyclo-Cross (Wessex League Rd 3)

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Seniors – 1-2-3 for Hargroves Cycles

Steve James led home a Hargroves Cycles 1-2-3 in today’s race in Wareham Forest Dorset. A quartet of red and yellow soon opened out a lead over the rest of the field as junior rider Matt Hargroves chose to ride the senior race in support of Stuart Bowers and Matt Macdonald. On the first lap the four team mates working together soon had a strong lead with the rest of the race being led by Chris Minter (PedalOn) and Peter Kench (Team GWR). Michael Cotty (Wheelbase Cannondale) was having problems again this week when he rolled a tub on the first lap and had to pit for a new wheel.

The race was held in the Wareham Forest complex to the west of Bournemouth. The course was very technical and about 2km in distance on the fire roads and wooded sections as it wound its way around the complex. It was dry and the tracks very dry.
On the second lap the Hargroves riders were lined up behind each other and setting a strong pace. The only one of the quartet to have troubles was Matt Hargroves when he also picked up a puncture, the first of three the young rider was to get throughout the race.

With Steve, Stuart and Matt Macdonald now separated from the rest of the field the young Hargroves rider was passed by Chris Minter and at the bell that was race order. On the last lap Steve and Stuart attacked Matt and got away and these two riders contested the sprint for the win. As they came out from the trees Steve was just ahead and although there was a backmarker in front of him the track was wide enough for him to hold of Stuart.


The combined race for Vet/Women and juniors was won by Mike Simpson (GS Henley) returning to the forest to win for the second season in a row. Last Year Mike won here in the senior race. As soon as the race settled Mike pulled well clear of the remainder and soon had a strong lead. The next group of rider were Jo Griffiths (Dream CC) Steve Davies (South Fork Racing) and Sean Williams (Wightlink Offshore).
While Mike continued to pull away Sean had a puncture allowing Jo and Steve to get away. A quick change of bike saw Sean fight his way back into the race and hold of Dave McMullen (Team GWR) to take fourth.

The women’s race was won by Tamina Olivier Hargroves Cycles with Sarah Woods Wightlink Offshore second and Ruby Baker of Behind the Bikeshed third. In the youth race three riders had contested the lead before it settled down. First rider to lead was Edward Gronbech (Oxford City RC) with Elliot Lassiter (Swindon RC) just ahead of team mate Chris Rothwell. On the second lap Edward dropped back as Chris pulled away. Dan Tuley (Chapel Tristars) was well clear in fourth place all on his own.

RESULTS (Thanks Graham Robins)

Junior Women & Vets
1st Mike Sampson GS Henley V40
2nd Joe Griffiths Dream Cc J
3rd Steve Davies South Fork Racing V50
4th Sean Williams Wight Link / Offshore RT V40
5th Dave McMullen Team GWR V60
6th Harvey Lowe Hargrove Cycles J
7th Matt Woods Hargrove Cycles J
8th David Phillips Cotswold Veldrijden V50
9th Pete Scott Cotswold Veldrijden V40
10th Barry Clements Dorset Rough Riders V45
11th David Hobbs Cotswold Veldrijden V40
12th Garry Clark Banjo cycles V50
13th Robin Wilmott GA Cycles V40
14th Robert Koppenhol Dorset Rough Riders V40
15th Steve Gordon Dorset Rough Riders V40
16th Martin Dymond Wight Mountain V45
17th Simon Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee V40
18th Steve Dance Andover Wheelers V40
19th Martin Vens Cotswold Veldrijden V45
20th Anthony Dyment North Hants RC V50
21st Ros Carter VC Venta V40
22nd Garath Dridge South Downs Velo V40
23rd Ray Robinson Private Member V60
24th Martin McCrosssan Private Member V40
25th Jonatnan Hodgson ?????????????? J
26th Darren Chappell Behind the Bikeshed V40
27th Tamina Oliver Hargrove Cycles W
28th Richard Davidson Poole Wheelers V45
29th Simon Rogers RNIRM CC ????? Not a Vet
30th Graham Hughes Cotswold Veldrijden V 40
31st Tony Turner Cotswold Veldrijden V40
32nd Andy Pond Wight Mountain V40 at 1 lap
33rd Darren Dollery Wightlink RT V40 at 1 lap
34th Simon Guard Sotonia V45 at 1 lap
35th Iean Mander I Team J at 1 lap
36th Joseph Andews I Team J at 1 lap
37th Sarah Woods Wigth Link / Offshore RT W at 1 lap
38th Richard Bremnor North Hants RC V45 at 1 lap
39th Pete Warwick Didcot Phoenix V40 at 1 lap
40th John Williams Dorset Rough Riders V40 at 1 lap
41st Phil Chinn Fareham Wheelers V45 at 1 lap
42nd Peter Tesar Behind the Bikeshed V40 at 1 lap
43rd David Woods Cotswold Veldrijden V50 at 1 lap
44th David Scott Behind the Bikeshed V45 at 1 lap
45th David Seckinotom Fareham Wheelers V45 at 1 lap
46th Steve Warwick Didcot Phoenix V50 at 1 lap
47th Ruby Baker Behind the Bikeshed W at 1 lap
48th Paul Langdon Private Member V45 at 1 lap
49th Vernon Moore Crabwood CC V55 at 1 lap
50th Chris Devine Not Attached V60 at 1 lap
51st Holly Gamble N/A W at 1 lap
52nd Dave Jowett Wight Mountain V 50 at 1 lap
53rd Helen Dyke Exeter TrI W at 1 lap
54th Adam Newlove Chapel Tristars J at 1 lap
55th Richard Bennett Cotswold Veldrijden V40 at 2 laps
56th Jason Falconor Bournemouth Arrow V40 at 2 laps
57th Hannah Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden JW at 2 laps
58th Andy Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden V50 at 2 laps
59th John Burrows Poole Wheelers V50 at 2 laps

1st Steven James Hargroves Cycles U23
2nd Stuart Bowers Hargroves /Specialized S
3rd Matt Macdonald Hargroves Cycles S
4th Christopher Mintier S
5th Matthew Hargroves Hargroves Cycles J
6th Peter Kench GWR Team S
7th Michael Cotty Wheelbase /Cannondale S
8th Jamie Norfolk S
9th Ian Legg Primera Specialized S
10th Richard Philips-Schofield Hantspol CC S
11th James Bracey N/A S
12th Kim Little Gillingham Wheelers S
13th Scott Chappel Behind the Bikeshed S
14th Mike Holborow Cotswold Veldrijden S
15th Simon Willats Ride Bike S
16th Lee Smith Felt Colbornes RT S
17th Mark Hebditch N/A S at 1 lap
18th James Cotty Wheelbase /Cannondale S at 1 lap
19th Dan Smith GWR Team S at 1 lap
20th Aaron Tayler Cotswold Veldrijden S at 1 lap
21st Jordon Wade VC Raphael U23 at 1 lap
22nd Samuel Whittlesea MDCC S at 1 lap
23rd S Ward Ful On Tri S at 1 lap
24th James Atherton VC St Raphael S at 1 lap
25th Stu Thompson Andover S at 1 lap
26th Daniel Stephen Sotonia CC S at 1 lap
27th Stuart Watson Cotswold Veldrijden S at 1 lap
28th Alba Willis N/A S at 1 lap
29th James Shcarer Andover Wheelers S at 2 laps
30th Marc Dobson N/A S at 2 laps
31st Gareth Walker Cotswold Veldrijden S at 2 laps
32nd Keith Rothwell Cotswold Veldrijden S at 2 laps
33rd Paul Burrows Poole Wheelers S at 3 laps
34th Simon Jempson Cycle Experience S at 3 laps

1st Chris Rothwell Swindon RC U16
2nd Edward Gronbech Oxford City RC U14
3rd Elliot Lassiter Swindon RC U14
4th Dan Tuley Chapel Tri-Stars U16
5th Kerian Woods Charlotteville U16
6th Albert Baker Behind the Bikeshed U16
7th Erin Baker Southdown Velo U14
8th Levan Wood Charlotteville U16
9th Charlie Cooper Chapel Tri-Stars U14 at 1 lap
10th Bryn Turner Oxford City RC U14 at 1 lap
11th Izzy Gillette i-Team CC U14G at 1 lap
12th Fletcher Adams Hargroves U14 at 1 lap
13th Rebecca Hurst Poole Wheeler U14G at 1 lap
14th Eve Jefferies Poole Wheeler U14G at 1 lap
15th Lucy Burrows Poole Wheeler U16G at 1 lap
16th Ben Buckfield Poole Wheeler U16 at 1 lap
17th Radford Martin Poole Wheeler U16 at 1 lap
18th Seren Jones Swindon RC U14G at 2 laps

Under 12
1st Angus Hawkins PPV U12
2nd Jay Alan PPV U12
3rd Harry Dridge SDV U12
4th Ewan Low Chaple Tri Star U10G
5th Aiderney Baker Southern Velo U12G
6th Rowan Turner Andover Wheelers U10G
7th Ryan Hodgkyns Poole Wheelers U12
8th Kobi Joyce ACVC U10
9th Abbie Manley Chaple Tri Star U12G
10th Natalie Moore Swindon RC U12
11th Alexa Hawkins PPV U10G
12th Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers U12
13th Luke Dighton Poole Wheelers U12
14th Madalaine Cooper Chaple Tri Star U10G
15th Rachel Thompson Unattached U12G
16th Ellis Jones Swindon RC U10 at 1 lap
17th Finn Hawkins PPV U8 at 1 lap
18th Emily Dighton Poole Wheelers U10G at 1 lap
19th Aiden Dewhurst Poole Wheelers U10 at 1 lap
20th Ollie Walker Swindon RC U10 at 1 lap
21st Ryder Joyce ACVC U10 at 1 lap
22nd Harrison Phillips Cotswold V U12 at 1 lap
23rd Chris Ray Unattached U12 at 1 lap
24th Marshal Tyson Andover Wheelers U12 at 2 laps
25th Cameron Dewhurst Poole Wheelers U10 at 2 laps
26th Alex Burrows Poole Wheelers U10G at 2 laps
27th Lewis Seaward Unattached U12 at 3 laps
28th Jack Burrows Poole Wheelers U10 at 4 laps
29th Elise Hawkins PPV U10 at 4 laps


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