Last weekend saw the Pedal Heaven RT take on the Wally Gimber Road Race which for the first year has been announced a National A.
The race started fast and every rider was active at the front, attacking themselves trying to make the crucial move and also closing down attacks. There was a break just approaching the end of lap one which looked promising, there were number of riders from Raleigh GAC, JLT Condor, Catford and all 6 of our riders. The race was forced to be stopped due to some riders crossing onto the other side of the road causing dangerous riding, after a strong word from the commissaire the race was restarted with all riders back together.
After the restart a small break was established which was sitting around 45 seconds for a long time, Rob Moore who had been riding strong all race was involved, unfortunately that was bought back after some string riding from the peloton.
After many attacks and a lot of chasing the decisive move happened as the race was nearing the end which included 23 riders and all major teams represented. Three riders clipped of the front half way through the penultimate lap, two Raleigh GAC riders (Karol Domagalski and Steve Lampier) and 1 Richardson’s Trek rider (Jamie Caldwell) and they stayed away until the finish.
With 20 riders left in the group behind it was one last time up the hill which did see some rider’s fall of the back of the group and then a sprint finish.
Chris Mcnamara was the highest placed rider with 8th overall, followed closely by Will fox in 10th and Rob Moore in 12th.
1 Karol Domagalski – Raleigh GAC 03:45:14
2 Steve Lampier – Raleigh GAC
3 Jamie Caldwell – Richardson’s-Trek RT
4 Tobyn Horton – Madison Genesis
5 George Wood – Richardson’s-Trek RT
6 Brad Morgan – Raleigh GAC
7 Sam Lowe – Raleigh GAC
8 Chris McNamara – Pedal Heaven RT
9 Joseph Moses – JLT Condor
10 Robert Moore – Pedal Heaven RT
11 Michael Smith – Corley Cycles – Drops RT
12 Will Fox – Pedal Heaven RT
13 Ashley Dennis – Catford CC Equipe/Banks
14 Thomas Bustard – Giordana-Mitsubishi Electric RT
15 Lawrence Carpenter – Catford CC Equipe/Banks
16 Andrew Hastings – Richardson’s-Trek RT
17 Edmund Bradbury – NFTO
18 Martin Ford – BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing
19 Ashley Cox – CC Luton
20 Luke Grivell-Mellor – JLT Condor