Cycling

Beyond Spring 3

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Dropped!
Photo by John Mullineaux

Here’s a short summary of this week’s race.

Back at Hillingdon for round three of the Beyond Spring series of races. Most of the ladies were up in Scotland for the National Team Series round in Perth. There was still a reasonably sized field with Clemence Copie (HWCC) and Harriet Owen (Matrix Fitness) up there as the main contenders.

I was dropped possibly quicker than I have ever been dropped before – not the best of starts…. but after a few consistent laps on my own followed by a few in the company of a Pearson rider, I managed to jump back on the bunch as they lapped us. From then on I maintained my position and practiced being in the group.

The final four or so laps were somewhat hampered by a couple of crashes in the 4th cat race (running simultaneously with the women’s race) and there was no particular wind up to the finish because of this.

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Working to get back on
Photo by John Mullineaux
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Back on the bunch
Photo by John Mullineaux
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The big players drop back before the final laps
Photo by John Mullineaux
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Harriet Owen of Matrix Fitness takes the win
Photo by John Mullineaux

1 Harriet Owen Matrix Fitness

2 Clemene Copie HWCC
3 Lucy Harper Welwyn Wheels
4 Abbie Dentus De Vercycles
5 Katherine Broadbent Durham CC
6 Helen Ralston Les Filles Racing Team
7 Kimberly English Scott Contessa Epic
8 Vittoria Bussi Zappi’s Ladies Team
9 Charmaine Brown Pearson CC
10 Marianne Britten VC St Raphael
11 Anna-Marie Hughes Prestige Velo
12 Bonnie Wilyenby Zappi’s Ladies Team
13 Alice Miller Look Mum No Hands
14 Unidentified
15 Catriona Ross PSUK CRT
16 Nicci Meadows VC St Raphael
17 Babel Hastie Pearson CC

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