Sunday 25 June 2017
Chapman wins in style
James Chapman (Kenilworth Wheelers CC) out-sprinted his breakaway companions to take the 5th Winchcombe Kermesse in blustery but dry conditions.
After a fast start and numerous attacks four riders eventually went clear. Along with Chapman were Ben Luckwell (Ride 24/7), Thomas Grigson (Radeon-Bike Science RT) and Oliver Hayward (Rhino Velo RT). They soon built a minute advantage and maintained this for the rest of the race with it stretching out to almost 2 minutes entering the final lap.
Grigson lost contact as they heard the bell and it was then that a small chase group formed hungry to avoid a bunch sprint.
This group caught and passed Grigson but their chase was too late to catch the break.
The three leaders came into the last kilometre together knowing the tough drag to the finish would be decisive. Chapman jumped from 200m and got a small gap which he maintained to the finish whilst Luckwell edged out Hayward behind.
Alexandre Touche led in the chase group whilst Ben Strain won the bunch sprint almost catching Grigson on the line.
|1||James||Chapman||Kenilworth Wheelers CC|
|3||Oliver||Hayward||Rhino Velo Race Team|
|4||Alexandre||Touche||Pro Vision Race Team|
|5||Ryan||Brain||Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club|
|7||Thomas||Grigson||Radeon-Bike Science RT|
|8||Ben||Strain||Radeon-Bike Science RT|
|12||Matthew||Clarke||Halesowen A &CC|
|13||Robin||Burrow||Team Bottrill - HSS Hire|
|17||Jamie||Penton||Radeon-Bike Science RT|
|24||Matthew||Griffin||Radeon-Bike Science RT|
|26||Adam||Henley||Cheltenham & County CC|
|27||Matt||Hann||Radeon-Bike Science RT|
|29||Andre||Mouton||Bath Cycling Club|
|31||David||Mixell||Ely Race Club|
|32||Ethan||Lee||Clay Cross Road Team|
|33||Deacon||Cutterham CGC||Army Cycling Union|
|34||Richard||Cleaver||Velo Club Montpellier|
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