Chris Hewitt, Charlie Deacon and Andy Larking of Sussex Revolution Velo Club recently raced in the 3rd category race at the Surrey League opener at Dunsfold.
The road circuit was gently rolling with a few short stabs each lap, but no major climbs. Rain, sleet, average temperature of 0°C and potholes made for challenging racing conditions.
The race was frenetic with many attempts at breakaways being made. All of them were pulled back, with attempts from Addiscombe CC and Paceline RT swiftly dealt with by the SRVC team. Chris worked hard on the front of the pack all race to chase down breaks and set the pace.
On the final lap, the pack split into two large groups. Andy and Charlie bridged the gap to Chris in the lead group. Coming into the final stretch, Charlie worked his way up the right side to near the front with Chris. With Chris’s orders being shouted in the wind, Charlie lead Chris out to a deserved 7th place (of 47) finish up a final ramp. Andy and Charlie finished mid-pack. 7 laps, 51 miles @ 23.5mph. SRVC race next at the Surrey League event at Cutmill on the 12th.
1 George Wells Handsling Racing
2 Joshua Hobbs Team ASL 360
3 Shane Pope Crawley Wheelers
4 peter clifton Twickenham CC
5 Jake Yarranton Pedal Heaven Excel Academy
6 Paul Drake Maison Du Velo
7 Chris Hewitt Sussex Revolution VC
8 Thomas Hansell Addiscombe CC
9 Ashley Russell London Dynamo
10 Justin Thomas Dorking
11 keith scott VC Meudon
12 Richard Balfour Addiscombe CC
13 james croughton In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT
14 Adam Leech Dorking CC
15 Colin Gunn Paceline RT
16 Valentino Fontana Saddle Drunk RT
17 Chris Jenkinson VC Meudon
18 Nicholas Rowe Kingston Wheelers
19 Simon Dowling Brighton Mitre
20 Tom Herbert Kingston Wheelers
21 Stephen Harvey Paceline RT
22 Adam Stone Paceline R.T
23= Paul Hone Addiscombe CC
23= Marek Siwicki Addiscombe CC
23= Jonathan Pontin Addiscombe CC
23= Ian Bray Addiscombe CC
23= Jed Williamson ASL360
23= Richard Moult Brighton Mitre
23= Joel Draper Brighton Mitre CC
23= Mark Smith CC London
23= Axel Waldecker Dulwich Paragon CC
23= Paul Walsingham Horsham cycling
23= Harry Bunnell Kingston Wheelers
23= Joseph Thom Kingston Wheelers
23= Peter Hair Kingston Wheelers
23= Rupert Gordon-Watkins Kingston Wheelers CC
23= Neil Grunshaw KIngston Wheelers CC
23= Nick Davis Kingston Wheelers CC
23= GARY BRIND SOUTHDOWN BIKES
23= Jason Ginn Southdowns Bikes
23= Gavin Jones Sussex Revolution VC
23= Andrew Larking Sussex Revolution VC
23= Charles Deacon Sussex Revolution Velo Club
23= James McCarthy Twickenham CC
23= Stefan Atanasov VC Colets
23= Dean Corney VC Meudon
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