Abingdon Race Team Winter Series 10th Feb 2018

Congratulations to Matt for a well deserved 7th place at race 2 of the ART Winter series.

Race review from Matt & Simon…

Matt…
Was a good race. A pacey start then about 5 mins in 3 were off the front, peloton eased and a guy on the left attacked to bridge and in a rush of blood I attacked right and bridged with him. Took another 5mins or so for a good breakaway of 6 to form with a decent gap, as the peloton started to whittle down. I pulled my turns pretty hard and about 25 mins into the breakaway, the 2 strongest in there upped the pace and I couldn’t hold the wheels. Dropped back to the bunch, recovered and found a sprint for 2nd or 3rd over the line from the bunch. Great fun!

Simon…
Matt had a great race day – bridged the gap and stayed away with a 5 bike breakaway. Eventually the breakaway proved too strong and Matt re-joined the peloton, but with the leader already poised to go up a category he pulled the remains of the breakaway over the finish line, almost lapping the field. Matt soon recovered and sprinted the final straight to clinch 7th place. Great race Matt!

Facebook link to a short video of the race from the Abingdon Race Team…

WEEK 2 THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!Thanks and well done to everyone who raced today at another sell out event!!! A little bit of action below from the racing this morning.Well done to those who picked up some points!! We’ll be back on 24th Feb 2018 for week 3 (link below) which looks like it will sell out so enter early to guarantee a race.https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/168209/Abingdon-Race-Team-Winter-Crit-Series–3Hope you had a good time out there. We’ll be back bright and early with more coffee and more bacon rolls.Results and photos up in the few days.Thanks to Fission Nutrition, Thomas Merrifield Sales & Lettings, Take3, Java&Co, Independent Coffee House, Isis Scaffolding Limited, XHale, Blueprint Imaging Ltd and photographers Steve and Stephen Cartmell.See you in a couple of weeks folks!!!

Posted by Abingdon Race Team on Saturday, 10 February 2018