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Mountbatten Circuits

btbsAdmin | 17/02/2014 16:16:00

Our first local circuit race of 2014 took place on Sunday 16th February at the Mountbatten Sport Centre in Portsmouth. We were lucky enough to have a dry and sunny day for all our races. This started with the 4th Cat race which was on for 30 minutes plus 3 laps. This saw 3 of our riders taking part, for Bert this was his first race in the adults category. This was a fairly uneventful race with a few minor attacks but no one successfully getting away from the main peloton. Meaning that all the positions were taken in the sprint finish to the line. All 3 of our riders finished well with David getting 4th, Neil in 6th and Bert in 7th and therefore all securing their first BC licence points of the year.

 

The second race of the day was the Women Only race, this had 10 entrants so was allowed to run as a stand alone race for 40mins plus 3 laps. There was an early break away of three riders including Ruby. After building a half a lap lead over the main peloton, the group fragmented after a crash, meaning Ruby dropped back to the group. 1 rider managed to get a full lap up on the field, leaving the other places to be decided by a sprint finish. Ruby had a strong finish to the race, timing the sprint perfectly to take first over the line and 2nd overall in the race.

 

The final race of the day for our riders was the Elite, 1st and 2nd Cat race. This had a very strong field, with several groups of riders getting laps up. After several early groups had already lapped the field, Scott got into a break away group of 3 who started off working well together getting 2/3 of a lap up, but unfortunately after one of these riders attacked off the small group, Scott dropped back to the main group. With the top 10 or so places already taken by riders with laps up, most of the bunch half heartedly sprinted for the line with a handful of riders not even contesting the sprint this saw Scott finish 23rd.