Report & Result – Lach Dennis Spring Classic


Andy Magnier wins the Manchester Bicycle Club (MBC) Lach Dennis Spring Classic on Sunday

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Report & Result – Lach Dennis Spring Classic

Organisers report …

As we all rose a collective sigh of relief engulfed both riders, organisers and marshalls alike that the predicted deluge had not hit us. As it turns out most of the race was served up under spring like albeit very windy conditions.

Soon after the flag dropped on the 50 starting riders, Steve Fidler of Dave Hinde RT launched the first of two solo forays of the front of the bunch. Soon after the communal skirmishes started properly with several attempts before a seven rider group of Fidler,Christopher Quinn ( Macclesfield Wheelers )), Stuart Percival (G M C Fire Services) with 2014 Dave rayner beneficiary Peter Barusevicus  (All Terrain Cycles) ,Matt Nowell from this years Rayner intake (Kuota – Spinergy GSG), Andy Magnier (Giordana Racing Team ) rounded off with Kristian Zentek from Team Chronomaster doing justice on home turf.

Matt Nowell took both Primes on laps 3 and 7, whilst they opened up a gap just shy of 5 minutes on the bunch. Steve Fidler however suffered an unfortunate fall in the finishing straight a few laps out , but got straight back up and continued finishing ahead of the main bunch but never regaining contact with Quinn suffering a puncture.

In the finale it came to down to a five up sprint between Barusevicus, Nowell, Zentek and Percival with the Magnier showing his experience to take the win narrowly from Barusevicus amd Nowell. All in all a hard fought attacking race in the first few weeks of the season

50.2 Miles in 1:49

Thanks must go out to the officials Simon Wilson, Robert Wright, Iain Walker, the BC NW Accredited marshals team ( Who are indispensable for what they provide ), The NEG riders and finally the members and family of the Manchester Bicycle Club (MBC) ( )for making the event come together in but the 8 weeks since new year. For a clubs first official outing, it was rather a good day.

1 Andrew Magnier Giordana Racing Team 01:49:00
2 Peter Barusevicus All Terrain Cycles st
3 Matthew Nowell Kuota – Spinergy GSG st
4 Kristian Zentek Team Chronomaster st
5 Stuart Percival G M C Fire Services st
6 Ryan Ashcroft VCUK PH-MAS Junior Cycling Team @3.27
7 Steven Fidler Dave Hinde Racing Team st
8 John Backhouse Audlem Cycling Club @4:14
9 Jacob Booth Dave Hinde Racing Team @$:33
10 Roy Holmes Bott Cycle Team @4:40
11 Wayne Greenhalgh Champion System VCUK Racing Team st
12 Jay McCarthy Green Jersey RT st
13 Mark Hammersley Team Wheelguru st
14 Andrew Coupe Wheelbase Altura MGD st
15 Timothy Lawson Wheelbase Altura MGD st
16 Hamish Graham Green Jersey RT st
17 Chris Gambles Lancashire RC st
18 Scott Burns Manchester Whlrs Club st
19 Mark McGavock High On Bikes st
20 Neil Kenny The Nab Racing st
21 William Lewis High Peak Cycles RT st
22 Karl Freeman Team Wheelguru st
23 Billy Sewart Team Chronomaster st
24 Wayne Lacey Pro Vision Cycle Clothing st
25 Anthony Allan Macclesfield Wheelers st
26 Mark Nulty GKV RT st
27 Luke Beswick Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles st
28 Tom Ford Audlem Cycling Club st
29 Michael Clark Team Wheelguru st
30 Karl Owen Team Chronomaster st
31 Andrew Wright Bott Cycle Team st

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