Round 'em Up!
There's a fair bit to report on this week, so lets crack on!
Last Tuesday at York Sport, Christophe Demoulin and Ali Kay both raced in the OTE Evening Crit Series. For Christophe this was his first crit race since 2015 so he went off search for fun, hard work (weird tester) and with the hope of keeping it rubber side down. Unusually the wind was blowing from the south-west which gave a good push coming out of the 2nd corner and through the back straight. On the other hand it made it hard through the hairpin and finish line. Growing bored in the pack, Christophe started taking turns on the front and hunting down the various breaks. The lack of top end started to show as sprinting out of each corner took it's toll on his TT legs. With Otley CC, and York Cycleworks customer, Tom Cullen escaping and giving the bunch something to chase for a dozen laps before being caught with one to go. Ali was having a slightly different evening though. He'd suffered with punctures and had to take a lap out to sort his wheel, something that Christophe didn't realise as Ali flew up the inside and took the corner first getting a jump on everyone, so he assumed Ali was on for the win. Playing it safe, and thinking the win was in the bag for YCW, Christophe played it safe through the hairpin when suddenly there was a crash in front of him. Seizing the opportunity he stayed on the insdie and gained 15 places in the finishing straight to claim 7th... Or so he thought. It was only afterwards that he found out about Al's misfortune which bumped him up into 6th. The legend in his own lunchtime that is Freddie Jagger took the win on the night.
Well done to you both, some great racing!!
Over at Costello Stadium last Wednesday, Kylie Jackson and Mark McKie both raced in the CX league. We know that Kylie won the ladies race but I can't make head nor tail of Marks result (sorry Mark), but I'm sure he did well! Well done to you both!!
3T held their spring races at York Sport on Saturday and we had Laura Tissiman flying the Cycleworks flag in glorious weather. With music playing and the sunshine out, there was a great buzz to the day. Laura raced well, staying near the front for the majority of the race, chasing down attacks and launching one of her own that was chased down by members of Boompods. Laura was first over the line for the prime lap picking up a bottle of wine for herself. Finishing in 8th place, Laura's season is off to another strong start! Well done Laura and the best of luck when you race against Dame Sarah Storey next weekend!