Perfs Pedal- Win for Yanto Barko


As expected, One Pro Cycling dominated the 50th running of the Perfs Pedal led home by Yanto Barker

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Perfs Pedal- Win for Yanto Barko

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With the team owner Matt Prior watching, going into what is a classic in British racing, the pressure was on One Pro Cycling to deliver a big result and a big one it was!


Yanto Barker sprinted in with former winner Chris Opie to clinch the first two of the four they filled in the race. Marcin Bialoblocki was third and George Harper fourth.

Report & Photos from Graham Robins

Yanto Barker riding for the new team ONE Pro Cycling led a four rider team success on the 50th edition of the Perfs Road Race on a lovely warm day just to the north of Portsmouth. The race was 44miles in length with 33 miles on the Portsdown circuit and 11 miles on the Newtown Circuit.


As the riders rolled away from the start on the traditional season opener the pace was very fast and soon the attacks started with three riders clipping of the front the managed a small gap. The riders Mitchell Webber (Pedal Heaven), Michael Thompson (Team Wiggins) and Chris Opie (ONE Pro Cycling) soon started to build a lead of 300 meters over three chasers Marcin Bialoblocki (ONE Pro Cycling), Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT) and eventual winner Yanto Barker with the peloton now 51secs back.


The two groups joined together just after the start of the second lap and they were soon joined by George Harper (ONE Pro Cycling) and James Lowden (Neon-Velo) and this group work hard to pull out a gap of well over 90secs over the remainder of the peloton which by now had started to fracture.
As the race approached the change of course the lead group was now down to five with riders Opie, Townsend, Harper, Barker and Bialoblocki leading Thompson and Webber by 23secs and Lowden just behind and the bunch at over 3mins.


At the bell Barker attacked pulling Opie clear and these two managed to pull clear of Bialoblocki for the remainder of the last lap. Up the last climb towards the finish line Barker had the lead and pulls clear in the final half mile to cross the line a second clear of Opie. Bialoblocki was third and Harper rounded out a good day for the ONE Pro Cycling riders with fourth.


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Pre-race, the races long time organiser Mick Waite was presented with a trophy to celebrate the 50 running of the race and also a badge of honour from his region. Margaret got the flowers!


Lots of riders in the village hall for the race briefing …


Brilliant weather, probably the best ever, shone on the race which has been the victim of the weather on many occassions.


The race saw a large break escape early on as the pace was on from the word go.


The next lap, Chris Opie, a former winner in the pre launch race kite from LeCol for One Pro Cycling, leads a trio away with the race in pieces behind.


A small group then formed of the various chase groups led here by Yanto Barker.


With a lap of the finish circuit to go, Chris Opie escapes after he and Yanto Barker had drilled it up the climb. Barker then escaped to join Opie and take the victory


1. Yanto BARKER ONE Pro Cycling 01:50:00
2. Chris OPIE ONE Pro Cycling st
3. Marcin BIALOBLOCKI ONE Pro Cycling @0:10
4. George HARPER ONE Pro Cycling @ 0:59
5. Rory TOWNSEND Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT @1:01
6. James LOWDEN Neon-Velo st
7. Micheal THOMPSON Team Wiggins [BCMTBAcad] @1:33
8. Mitchell WEBBER Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT @ 2:05
9. George ATKINS ONE Pro Cycling @ 3:00
10. Alexander MURISON Easton Ritte Racing  @ 3:25
11. Sam WILLIAMS ONE Pro Cycling st
12. Deacon CUTTERHAM CGC Ride 24/7 st
13. Calum CROFT British Cycling Private Member – South West st
14. Iain PATON Team Wiggins [BCMTBAcad] st
15. Chris McNAMARA Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT st
16. Dave CREEGAN Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT @ 4:22
17. Andrew WILLIAMS Cwmcarn Paragon st
18. Tom MORRIS Portsmouth North End CC st
19. Marius CORDIER Velosure Starley Primal st
20. Henry HUNTER Team Moda-Anon st
21. Gunther ZECHMANN London Phoenix CC st
22. Adam MOORE ASL Projects RT/ASL Projects/st
23. Thomas BOWERING Ride 24/7 st
24. Harry VEALE st
25. Charlie QUARTERMAN Zappi’s Racing Team st
26. Scott MICHAELS Southampton University Road Club st
27. Jez McCANN Catford CC Equipe / Banks st
28. Jack MILLER Clay Cross RT st
29. Jamie PINE Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT st
30. Adrian LAWSON Ride 24/7 st
31. Ben DAVIS British Cycling Private Member – South st
32. Benjamin MARKS st
33. Mike SMITH st
34. Martin FORD BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing st
35. Graham COLLINS Tanks Direct st
36. Ross BRYAN BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing st
37. Adam CAPES Finchley Raceing Team @ 4:50
38. David BILLINGS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles st
39. Colin PARRY Ride 24/7 @ 5:13
40. Liam YATES Catford CC Equipe / Banks @ 5;28
41. Paul BARNARD Southdowns Bikes Cycling Club @ 5:31
42. Andrew WEBSTER Team Moda-Anon @ 6:00
43. James CHAMPKEN VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles st
44. Jack BILLYARD RP Race Team @ 6:05
45. Ian LOADES ASL Projects RT/ASL Projects/Cyan Group/st
46. George STAINTON-ELLIS ASL Projects RT/ASL Projects/ @ 6:10
47. Nile JONES VC Meudon @ 7:00
48. Chris COURAGE Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeelrs CC @ 1 Lap
48. Philip LENNEY BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing st
48. Harry GODDING Catford CC Equipe / Banks st
48. Keiran BLAY st
48. Ian TAYLOR Leicester Forest CC st
48. Stuart BETTIS Southdowns Bikes Cycling Club st
48. Richard UNWIN VC Meudon st
55. Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club @ 2laps
55. Harvey MORCOMBE Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club st
55. Doug TANDY Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club st
55. Tom LEACH Felt Racing / Felt / Saddleback st
55. Andrew CARTER Portsmouth North End CC st
55. Kris JASPER British Cycling Private Member – South West st
55. Andy TURNER Team Moda-Anon st
62. William FLEMING Velo Club Venta st
63. Tom STOCKER Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeelrs CC st
64. James BRICKELL Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club @ 3 laps
65. Cameron THOMPSON Andover Wheelers st

1964 Tony Mills Ryall / Raxar
1965 Barrie Heath Bournemouth Olympic
1966 Graham Moore Bristol Road Club
1967 Alan Williams Dragon RC
1968 & 69 Not Held
1970 Graham Moore Bristol Road Club
1971 Graham Moore Bristol Road Club
1972 Clive Crossley Bristol Road Club
1973 Derek Witt G S Europa
1974 Bob Woodley Kingston Pheonix
1975 Ian Hallam Beeston Road Club
1976 Dave LeGrys 34th Nomads CC
1977 Clive Oxborrow Brighton Mitre CC
1978 Glenn Longland Antelope RT
1979 Sean Yates Archer RC / Cutty Sark
1980 Tim Stevens 34th Nomads CC
1981 Piers Hewitt VC Europa
1982 Tim Stevens 34th Nomads CC
1983 Tim Harris Willeboro-Van-Peer-Kyoso
1984 Tim Harris Willeboro-Van-Peer-Kyoso
1985 Glenn Longland Antelope RT
1986 Tim Harris Weilersport
1987 Nigel Perry G S Stella / Weilersport / VRV
1988 Mark Markowski Hastings & St Leonards
1989 Race stopped by Police
1990 Simon Bray Invicta-DLB / Phil Corley Cycles
1991 Paul Rogers VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts
1992 Brian Fleming C C Romford
1993 Richard Wooles CC Abergavenny / Owen Construction
1994 Colin Langley C C Luton
1995 Martin Markowski Velo Club Bayeaux
1996 Brian Fleming Cannon Sports Club / Omega Bio Racer
1997 Justin Clarke Giant – Portland
1998 David Rand PDM Sports – Concorde – WCU
1999 Paul Wilkes VC St Martinus
2000 Justin Hoy Liphook Cycle RT
2001 Julian Winn Welsh Cycling Union Private Member
2002 Barry Elcombe Festival Road Club / Nico lapage
2003 Cancelled due to Flooding
2004 Julian Winn Pinarello RT/Pinarello/Corima
2005 Chris Newton Xpower/Litespeed
2006 Jason Williamson / Xpower
2007 Alex Dowsett 100% ME
2008 James Stewart KFS Special Vehicles / Sunday Bikes
2009 Will Bjergfelt Sports Beans-Willier
2010 cancelled due to poor road conditions
2011 Ben Stockdale Team Quroz
2012 Chris Opie Team UK Youth
2013 Marcin Bialoblocki Team UK Youth
2014 cancelled due to poor road conditions
2015 Yanto Barker, One Pro Cycling

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