Dave Mcgowan claims 5th at Otley

The British Cycling circuit series kicked off for 2015, at the 30th Otley GP on the 1st of July.

On the hottest day of 2015, the riders would face a tough 2.5 km circuit with the all the major teams represented.

Many early breakaways were trying to establish themselves, with a small group, including last year’s winner Adam Blyth (Orica Greenedge) gaining a slight advantage over the peloton.Otley Cycle Races 2015

By mid-way they were reeled in by the fast moving bunch, as the attacks continues to come thick and fast from all teams; including riders from Pedal Heaven who were maintaining the momentum from their successful Tour Series.

With less than half the race to a dangerous group of 10 riders established a slim lead over the peloton and it looked like the race was over behind.

Several riders not willing to give up the fight including David McGowan (Pedal Heaven), took off in pursuit of the lead group and eventually closed the gap with approximately 8 laps to go.

As the race approached the finish and the bell rang to initiate the final lap, it was clear it would now be a small group sprint.CI54sNcXAAAbLYJ

The infamous final corner at Otley is decisive and Dan McLay of the French team (Bretagne Seche Environnment) took the perfect line and sprinted to victory, ahead of Chris Lathom (100 percent ME) and Jon Mould (OnePro Cyclying).

With Pedal Heaven’s David McGowan tucking in in 5th place to begin a strong campaign in the British Cycling elite circuit series.

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