British road race round-up (August 16-17): News and results from around the UK
Welshman Jon Mould took victory in Sunday’s Leicester Castle Classic, the penultimate round of the British Cycling Elite Road Series.
The race saw a number of different leaders early on as the bunch split and reformed again and again.
The winning move for the 23-year-old NFTO Pro Cycling rider came when he took off from a leading group of 17 riders with Velosure-Giordana’s Matt Cronshaw in hot pursuit.
Cronshaw, along with Team Raleigh’s George Atkins and Mould’s team-mate Josh Hunt chased the leader and caught him.
But Mould still had enough in the tank to attack on the bell lap of the 80km race and went on to cross the line ahead of Atkins and Cronshaw.
Elsewhere, Tommy Bustard led a one-two for Velosure-Giordana in the Mike Binks Memorial in Cleveland, with team-mate James Gullen battling to second spot despite riding the last few laps with a snapped gear cable.
The pair attacked mid-way through the 75-mile windswept race, and stayed clear despite several chase groups bidding to bring them back. Dave Shackleton (Wilson’s Wheels) was third.
And there was also a one-two for the Richardson’s Cycles-Trek team with Lloyd Chapman winning from team-mate Andrew Hastings.
24-year-old Hockley resident Chapman – who was third in the Glendene Summer Classic last month – held off 34-year-old Dorset man Hastings for the win, while 18-year-old Chris Fennell (PMR @ Toachim House) was third.
In Scotland, Stirling teenager Gavin Shuttleworth (Speg-Project 51) took victory in the Battle of the Braes Road Race in Stirling on Saturday.
The 19-year-old, who placed third in two stages of the Tour of Sussex early last month, took a solo win by 38 seconds from Bradley Stokes (Pedal Power RT), while David Griffiths (Glasgow Wheelers) was third, inches behind Stokes.
The first of the chasers came in another nine seconds behind, but the race pace had caused large splits in the field, which trickled over the line in small groups.
And also North of the border, Kenny Riddle (Moray Firth CC) won the Scottish National Veterans Championship, while John Kermode (Spokes RT) was second.
Graham McGarrity (Dooley’s Cycles) was top Over-50, while William McMillan (Glasgow RC) won the over-60s title. In the supporting races, Chloe Fraser (Deeside Thistle) was fastest female.
In Cumbria, Michael Ashurst (Champion System) won round 14 of the CDNW League, the Nateby Handicap, in six-rider sprint for the line at the end of the 31-mile race.
The 25-year-old from Wigan, who also won round nine of the CDNW League at Lazonby, Cumbria, took the verdict from David McGowan (Metaltek-Kuota), while Nigel Kershaw (Kuota Spinergy) was third.
In Suffolk, Anthony Morris (CC Ashwell) won the Diss Summer Road Race. The 33-year-old from Letchworth took the win ahead of Cambridge CC vet Bjorn Krylander, 50, while 44-year-old Steve Hubbard (CC Sudbury) was third over the line.