Veteran Roy gives youngsters lesson
ROY Chamberlain of Team Corley Cycles belied his veteran status to win the 87-mile road race at Little Baddow from a lone break.
Two escape groups, each of three riders, merged before punctures reduced the group to four. Chamberlain attacked with one lap to go on the Woodham Walter – Hatfield Peverel – Little Baddow circuit.
Andrew Nichols (Cambridge University CC) who trains on these roads when he is at home in Chelmsford, attacked on the final long climb of North Hill and took second place, nine seconds ahead of Paul Londers (Python) and 23 seconds ahead of Matt Ewings (Orbea) who took maximum points as first Eastern Road Race League finisher.
Tyler Denmead (Cambridge CC) was the winner of the 56 mile Techniflow road race at Huntingdon, with Ixworth star Greg Simcock (Elmy Cycles) taking third place.
In the Lincoln Grand Prix, arguably the most important single-day race in Britain, Lowestoft roadman Joe Skipper took third place in the Under 23 classification, finishing 22nd overall in a small chasing group with some of the biggest names in British road sport including John Tanner and Ian Wilkinson.
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In the Essex Roads CC Criteriums at Hog Hill, Mitch Powell (Chelmer CC) won the race for category C youngsters, ahead of James Jackson (Colchester Rovers) and Great Yarmouth rider Zak Coleman (Tri-Sport Anglia)
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