The race never looked like letting a break go clear, and it was soon clear that a bunch gallop was on the cards. There were two crashes during the race, the first nastier than the second. I almost came down in the first crash, but managed to narrowly avoid a fallen rider and a rogue bouncing bike brushed my left arm and thigh.
The sprint for the finish suited me as it was a long one and I had time to wind up a big gear. I was beaten on the line by Dan Guest (another Army rider).
Although I'm very pleased with the result, it does leave you longing for a win!
The excitement from the day spurred on my wife, Sarah, and she promptly went into labour that night. Our second daughter, Ruby May, was born on April 8, just before 5:30 am!
Race name: 3rd Cat only
|Position||Name||Club name||Rider status||Category||Points|
|1||Mr Daniel Guest||Army Cycling Union||Finished||3rd||10|
|2||Mr Roger Theron||Army Cycling Union||Finished||3rd||8|
|3||Mr Giles Porter||London Dynamo||Finished||3rd||7|
|4||Mr Nigel MacAodha||Finished||3rd||6|
|5||Mr Ian Phillips||Army Cycling Union||Finished||3rd||5|
|6||Mr David Beckett||London Dynamo||Finished||3rd||4|
|7||Mr Morgan Lewis||Brighton Mitre CC||Finished||3rd||3|
|8||Mr Graham Crow||Twickenham CC||Finished||3rd||2|
|9||Mr Brian Macpherson||VC Meudon||Finished||3rd||1|
|10||Mr Robert Quin||Brighton Mitre CC||Finished||3rd||1|