Monday, 22 March 2010
Cycling Club Hackney had some great results on Saturday with all the riders getting top positions.
On a windy and wet day at Hog Hill Keir Apperley, Clem Berrill and Alex Peters lined up in the cat 3/4 race against a large field of riders. It was a tough and fast race from the start and when a group of 6 riders finally got away from the pack Keir was with them. It was a few laps later when Alex spotted an attack on the hill and jumped at the opportunity working with another rider to bridge to the leaders. Clem was the last rider to break away from the peloton with a superb solo effort, taking two tough and painful laps to bridge the gap to the leaders.
After an hour of hard racing the five laps to go marker came up and attacks soon followed. Clem still had enough in the tank to mount an attack and although it was closed down, the leading group had been split and now there were just four riders in the lead including Clem and Alex.
On the final hill Clem attacked once more and Alex counter attacked leaving the two Hackney riders clear to sprint for the line, with Alex winning his first Cat 3/4 race and Clem second; Keir was also in the points with a great performance to take sixth place.
At the same time over at Hillingdon Tao Geoghegan Hart also had a brilliant day's racing with a second place in the youth race; only his second race of the season and as if this wasn't enough he then raced in the Cat 4 race where he took fourth place- in a day getting more points than Alex got all last season!
Alex and Tao both race in the first round of the National Youth Circuit Race Series at Lincoln on Saturday - Good Luck!
Posted by David at 21:24
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