Monday, June 09, 2008

Sam Robinson Memorial Road Race
Sunday was my second road race in two weekends and having the feeling I was getting a bit of form coming I decided to have a plan of attack for this race, my plan was to go for the NVT Climbers jersey which would mean getting over the major climbs of the day in the front to get the points.

After the start there was what seems to be the all to common crash as everybody gets a bit twitchy fortunately I was not involved although I did have to take evasive action to keep out of the way. After the crash the race settled down and 6 riders had ridden off the front which would mean no points for me if I let it go, so before the first hill prime I pushed off the front and went in pursuit of the break which I duly caught just after the prime so there was no points here.

In the break there was a few riders sitting in so the biggest work was done by myself and two others, at the next hill prime at the Dukes pass I managed third and then heading over the Top 'O' the World I bagged second. After this last hill prime sprint my legs started to feel a bit flat and then we got caught back by a group of six riders meaning the pace went straight up with attacks, I managed to hang in till the finishing circuit that would be covered two and a half times. The first ascent of the circuit finished me off and the elastic snapped putting me out the back where I got swept up by a group which I just wheeled in to the finish with.

After getting 31st it does not look very good but as I was up the road most of the day and got joint second overall in the Climber Competition the day worked out pretty well overall.



1 6 Gary Hand Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura RT E 03:20:53
2 71 Chris Thomson VC Astar/Anderside 2 12
3 19 Graeme McGarrity Dooleys Cycles RT 1 same time
4 1 Gordon Murdoch Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura RT E same time
5 76 Philip Brown Velo Ecosse 1 same time
6 18 Arthur Doyle Dooleys Cycles RT 2 same time
7 7 Scott MacRae Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura RT 2 same time
8 15 Callum Wilkinson Bicycleworks 2 19
9 48 Stuart McManus Glasgow Wheelers 2 01:30
10 59 Rab Wardell Sandy Wallace Cycles 2 01:31
11 20 Paul Rennie Dooleys Cycles RT 1 03:39
12 36 Tom Anderson Falkirk BC 3 same time
13 85 David Robinson NFM Race Team 2 same time
14 58 Ian Taylor MTS Cyclesport/Inkland 1 same time
15 2 Kevin Barclay Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura RT 1 same time
16 75 John Walton VC Azzurri 3 05:19
17 39 Steven Dunn Falkirk BC 2 05:26
18 37 Neil Cameron Falkirk BC 2 same time
19 35 Lewis Oliphant Equipe Velo Ecosse 2 same time
20 73 Keith Gibson VC Azzurri 3 same time
21 72 Ronnie Batey VC Azzurri 2 same time
22 52 Alister Watt Granite City RT 1 same time
23 30 Colin May Edinburgh Road Club 4 same time
24 64 Robert Hassan Rockhard Racing 3 05:29
25 10 Steven Ward MTS Cyclesport/Inkland 2 05:30
26 60 Daniel McShane Omagh Wheelers 3 05:33
27 50 Michael Nicolson Glasgow Wheelers 3 05:36
28 55 Josh James Kinesis UK E 05:39
29 24 Stephen Russell East Kilbride Road Club 3 05:53
30 47 Alan Thomson Glasgow Couriers 2 06:07
31 54 Craig Hardie Hardie-Bikes.com 3 06:29
32 23 Paul McInally East Kilbride Road Club 2 08:17
33 51 Keith Smith Glasgow Wheelers 3 same time
34 42 Craig Moffat Falkirk BC 3 08:40
35 33 Stuart MacGregor Equipe Velo Ecosse 1 10:13
36 49 Graeme Neagle Glasgow Wheelers 3 10:14
37 5 Blair Gibb Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura RT 3 10:16
38 22 Michael Summers Dunfermline CC 3 same time
39 11 John Brown ActiveCycles/Corbridge 3 same time
40 32 Alistair Simpson Edinburgh Road Club 4 same time
41 28 Alastair Easton Edinburgh Road Club 3 same time
42 61 Callum Gough Omnipex RT/Bioracer/Museeuw 3 same time
43 8 Jason Roberts Glasgow Nightingale CC/Sapphire 3 same time
44 69 Dougie Young Stirling BC/Wheels of Callander 3 10:21
45 12 Collin Humphrey ActiveCycles/Corbridge 1 10:24
46 14 Raymond Turner Activecycles/Corbridge 3 12:28
47 27 Tim Blathwayt Edinburgh Road Club 4 27:18:00
48 56 Tom MacDonald Lomond Road CC 3 27:21:00
49 45 Jamie Kennedy Glasgow Couriers 4 28:37:00
50 34 Alastair McNicol Equipe Velo Ecosse 4 29:01:00
51 26 Georges Avraam Edinburgh Road Club E same time
52 25 Guto Williams East Kilbride Road Club 4 34:34:00
53 21 Jed Martens Dunfermline CC 4 same time
54 77 Trevor Wilson Walkers Cycling 4 same time

Friday, June 06, 2008

Pink, Pink, Pink.
After coming together after a week Alberto and the Astana Team came through to poke two fingers up to the Tour de France organisers to win the three week Tour of Italy.



Monday, June 02, 2008

Dura Ace 2009
Pic of the whole new Dura Ace Grouppo: