Cloch road APR

Cloch APR 26/04/2018

Sunday 29 April 2018 - 15:00:03
With April showers and cool temperatures tonight only one lap was raced at club APR.

Thirteen riders were available for Alex Hunter to comprise three groups.

Group 1
Captain, Tam , Derek and Mark Smith.

Group 2 ( with 1minute)
George, Nial,Eddie and Paul McGonigol.

Group 3(with 2minutes)
Matt,Ryan and Stu Carmichael.

A strong north westerly made the going tough on the outward leg , the second group were up on the first at IBM turn , when the second group were coming down IBM exit ramp the scratch group had gained a minute which was measurable by both groups being parallel at IBM exit ramp.

With a slippery Bankfoot roundabout to negotiate second could see first and both were visible to third.

Scratch were in power station turn as both leading groups came together descending and with the westerly a chance to stay away was a possibility.

Approaching the kennels the captain had a quick shifty to determine the distance back to the chasing scratch group.

200 to 300 meters was the gap back to the fast approaching Matt,Ryan and Stu.

Ride steady over the kennels was the plan and keep working together , which proved a good strategy because the combined group of 1&2 staying away until passed the light house aided by the prevailing wind .

Rounding the bend the combined group all contested the sprint at different points but the strength of the on form rider Ryan proved too much and took the win with Matt second and Stu third.

A good velo race