2015 Yorkshire Road Race Championships

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Adam Duggleby (Sportgrub Kuota)  & Jessie Walker (RST/NFTO) two of the champions crowned in Yorkshire on Sunday at Regional Championships

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2015 Yorkshire Road Race Championships
17th May 2015 | from Marc Etches

The 2015 Yorkshire Road Race Championships, supported by British Cycling Yorkshire and Polypipe, saw riders compete on an exposed 14 mile circuit around the lanes of Epworth. Masters C+ and Juniors were the first race of the day at 10.00am covering 55 miles shortly followed by Women at 10.10am who raced a total of 41 miles before the E/1/2 race at 1.30pm.

Masters C+ and Juniors
60 riders competed in the Masters Mens Yorkshire Region RR Championships this afternoon covering 6 laps of an exposed circuit around covering 82 miles. Despite aggressive racing the racing took two laps to split before a group of riders manage to gain an advantage of over 1 minute. Noticeably the lead group didn’t contain any junior riders. As the riders came into view of the start finish area it was Rob Watkinson who emerged alone and held on to take a solo victory ahead of James Sharp and Giles Pidcock.

It was over a minute before the a bunch sprint emerged for the junior competition and it was Billy Robinson of Squadra RT ahead of Rob Scott (PH Mas) and Reese Wood (Velocity) who filled the junior podium.

Masters
1 Rob Watkinson
2 James Sharp @9secs
3 Giles Pidcock @13 secs

Juniors
1 Billy Robinson
2 Rob Scott
3 Reece Wood

Full results to follow

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Womens Championships
For the first time the Yorkshire Region held an individual womens event, with 24 riders taking to the start line. Within the first lap 7 riders had broken clear and continued to stay clear for the remainder of the race despite a chase group of 9 committed riders. After 3 laps of racing it was in form Jessie Walker took the sprint on Regional title in beating Abbie-May Parkinson and Rebecca Womersley.

1 Jessie Walker RST/NFTO Racing Team
2 Abby-Mae Parkinson Team Giordana- Triton
3 Rebecca Womersley Corley Cycles – Drops RT
4 Jessica Learmonth
5 Brit Tate Team WNT
6 Elizabeth Stedman University of Sheffield CC
7 Helen Tickner Crosstrax
8 Louise Scupham Scarborough Paragon CC
9 Iona Sewell Carnac-Planet X
10 Alison Kinloch PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Te…
11 Nicola Moore Squadra RT
12 Hannah (Nina) Benson Ilkley Cycling Club
13 Elizabeth Burrows Featherstone RC
14 Julia Van Campen Sheffrec CC
15 Natalie Hodson PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Te…
Elite Mens 
Within one lap of the 82 mile race 4 riders had escaped the chasing peloton gaining a 45 second advantage. Within a further lap the break had reduced to three riders; Peter Barusevicus (All Terrain Cycles), Adam Duggleby and Richard Hepworth both of (Sportgrub Kuota).

Despite attacks from the likes of Tom Stewart, Connor Swift and Jake Tanner the peloton failed to form any organised chase and the leading trio gradually extended their lead which would peak at 4 min 37 secs.

Passing through the start – finish line with two laps to go a group of 9 riders had managed to gain some advantage over the peloton began to pull some time back bringing the gap to 2 mins 11 secs as the peloton began to split around 1 minute further back.

Coming into the bell lap the two Kuoto riders dropped Barusevicus and still had a 2 minute gap over the chasing 9 riders, and held to gap to 1 minute as the pair approached the finish line to sprint it our for the win. Finally after 82 miles of racing it was Adam Duggleby beating his teammate in a photo finish.

1 Adam Duggleby SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team
2 Richard Hepworth SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team
3 Alex Orrell-Turner Wheelbase Altura MGD
4 John Tanner
5 Thomas Traviss-Pollard Holmfirth Cycling Club
6 Ryan Davis SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team
7 Peter Barusevicus All Terrain Cycles
8 Connor Swift Polypipe Cycling Team
9 Robert Mitchell Out Of The Saddle
10 Matthew Bulmer All Terrain Cycles
11 Jake Tanner Team 3M
12 David Shackleton Achieve Northside Skinnergate
13 Michael Harris HD Revolutions (HDR)
14 Ashley Marshall Achieve Northside Skinnergate
15 Alastair Kay York Cycleworks
16 Jacob Trotter Team Envelopemaster/Bikeboxala…
17 Thomas Andrews Albarosa Cycling Club
18 Alastair Hepworth Team Envelopemaster/Bikeboxala…
19 Julian Varley Prologue Racing Team
20 Joseph Elwood Langsett Cycles RT

21 Michael Knight
22 Ben Halworth
23 Timothy Mansfield
24 Alex Wallis
25 Jack Clarckson
26 Jonny Harvey
27 Ben Last

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