Chris McNamara claimed 2nd position at the Winchester Crit last weekend after losing out to Easton Ritte rider Al Murrison. A short report below talks us through what happened.
We had strong team representing Pedal Heaven in this race – on the line were Rob McCarthy, Will Harper, Simon Holt, Mitch Webber and myself.
This race is on a very technical/tight circuit and from last years experience we knew the first few laps and getting good start would be crucial!
The race split very quickly, Mitch crashed heavily on lap 3 but got back up quickly and after a lap out was back in the race – after around 15 minutes their we’re 4 of us left in the lead, last years winner Al Murrison, Jody Crawford, Mitch and myself.
We rode hard together and built up a lead then Mitch and I tried to get one of us up the road but the other two weren’t going to let this happen, we were all together going into the last lap and it ended in a sprint – I got a good jump and thought I could hold on but Al was too fast and came round me in sight of the line.
Mitch did a great ride for 4th having got up off the deck, Rob was in a chase group taking 7th and Will was close behind so a solid day for the team. Close but no cigar!