Photo Report: Roy Thame Cup

Looking back at the Roy Thame Cup with a photo report from Paul Lamb and Carolyn Nelson

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Photo report: The Roy Thame Cup

10 March 2018

On Saturday, March 10, the Roy Thame Cup was held at Buckingham and was quite an eventful race from what riders have said. After his win at Severn Bridge, there was another win for Rupert Graham  Spirit Tifosi, who is in stellar early season form. Here is a photo report from team KTM’s Paul Lamb and Carolyn Nelson

A cold start at the Royal Latin School, Buckingham. It was great to see the Holdsworth orange back in the peloton.

Local flooding meant a last minute course alteration for the Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club organising team. Chief Comm Nick knew exactly what was in store for riders having raced in the mornings supporting Spring Chicken Road Race.

The first three miles saw multiple punctures and calls for service before the race settled down and an break of thirteen formed.

Spirit Tifosi, Holdsworth and Team KTM were well represented in the leading group with Richards Trek, Nuun Sigma and Madison Genesis also showing their colours.

With two laps to go of the twelve mile circuit, Rupert Graham took off from the break, quickly establishing a lead of over a minute.

Behind the main break, attack and counter attack kept the pace high, and despite repeated attempts, the chasing groups were unable to bridge the gap.

Penultimate lap, the leading group take on Signal Hill.

Graham’s lead had extended to over two minutes by the bell, and he was able to enjoy a comfortable ride home, taking his second win in seven days.

Douglas Coleman had the jump on the chasers to take a Spirit Tifosi 1-2. Ferguson.

A late charge from Holdsworth Russ Downing saw him finish third just catching another break escapee KTM’s Callum

A fast and furious sprint from the main group to finish saw Team KTM’s Joe Hill, a first year under-23 just pipped to the line by Holdsworth’s Tom Mazzone.

Photo credit: Carolyn Nelson (@photography_PCS)
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Roy Thame Cup Result
1 Rupert Graham Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
2 Douglas Coleman Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
3 Russell Downing Holdsworth Pro Racing
4 Callum Ferguson Team KTM UK
5 Jake Hales Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
6 Ashley Cox Nopinz
7 Oliver Maxwell Richardsons-Trek RT
8 Connor Swift Madison Genesis
9 Andrew Turner Team KTM UK
10 Edmund Bishop Meudon Sovereign Pedal Heaven RT
11 Jake Alderman Saint Piran
12 Frazier Carr Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
13 Matt Langworthy Saint Piran
14 William Harper Saint Piran
15 Tom Mazzone Holdsworth Pro Racing
16 Matthew Clarke Wheelbase Castelli MGD
17 Henry Latimer Nuun-Sigma Sports-London
18 Joe Hill Team KTM UK
19 Joseph Clark Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
20 Leon Mazzone Holdsworth Pro Racing
21 George Pym Madison Genesis
22 Sam Walsham Maxx RT (Maxx Road Team)
23 Madison Genesis
24 Mattia Viel Holdsworth Pro Racing
25 Madison Genesis
26 Kieran Savage Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
27 Michael Smith Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
28 Harry Yates Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
29 Cameron Foster Velo Schils – Interbike RT
30 Anthony Anderson Nuun-Sigma Sports-London
31 Mike Wragg CC Luton
32 Adam Strudwick Team Milton Keynes
33 Peter Cocker Richardsons-Trek RT
34 Joshua Outram Richardsons-Trek RT
35 Jake Womersley Holdsworth Pro Racing
36 David Kovacs Team KTM UK
37 Anthony Moye Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
38 Jack Steel-Jessop Flamme Rouge Cycling Team






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