Result – Fast Test Road Race


Jake Hales leads a team 1-2 in the Fast Test national B road race at Ipswich on Sunday

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Result – Fast Test Road Race
(by Fergus Muir)

There was a one-two win for the Spirit Bikes team at the end of this 74 mile race with Tom Fitzpatrick and Jake Hales coming over the finish line together, with Hales getting the judge’s verdict.


Fitzpatrick (right) and Power attack on Willisham Hill

On bright morning in rural Suffolk the field first split when a dozen riders broke away after 15 or so miles, with another six bridging the gap to join them.

With 20 miles to go Fitzpatrick (Spirit Bikes) and Tommy Power (Strada Sport) chipped off the break but were caught and on the second-last climb of Willisham Hill Fitzpatrick took off alone.

As the leaders crested the hill for the last time with less than a quarter of a mile to go, Fitzpatrick still led, but was fading and Barnabus Purbrook (London Dynamo) was gaining fast with Josh Green of Catford Equipe/Banks on his wheel.

Seizing the initiative, Hales abandoned blocking, got up to Fitzpatrick and the pair held off the rest of the break who were led in by Green followed by Purbrook, Lawrence Carpenter (Nunn/Sigma Sport) and Jonathan Harris (PMR).



1 Jake Hales Spirit Bikes Racing Team
2 Tom Fitzpatrick Spirit Bikes Racing Team
3 Joshua Green Catford CC Equipe/Banks
4 Barnabas Purbrook London Dynamo
5 Lawrence Carpenter Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
6 Jonathan Harris PMR@Toachim House
7 Dominic Schils Massi Kuwait Cycling Project
8 Charlie Passfield Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
9 Thomas Power Strada-Sport
10 Michael Cripps Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
11 Grant Martin Feather Cycles Racing
12 Jack Waller Spirit Bikes Racing Team
13 James Local Hosté TAAP Storck
14 Clem Berrill Cycling Club Hackney
15 Robert Moore Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
16 Andrew Harrison Finchley Racing Team
17 Joseph Sutton PMR@Toachim House
18 Tom Hargreaves Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
19 Robert Ormond Fast Test Racing Team
20 Matthew Senter Peterborough Cycling Club




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