The suns out, racing is full on and the team are having great fun racing together! Another weekend of TT's and crits in our new 2019 Endura kit and the lads are fired up.
Paul Jones smashed his way up and down the rumble strip on a bright Sunday morning. Clocking a smidge over 21 minutes shows Paul has some great form and on track for a fast season.
Julian Lockwood, Matt Norris and Sam 'snake hips' Wadsley rode the Weymouth crits with Sam getting himself a very exciting 2nd place in the sprint, Matt Norris 3rd & Julian 6th.
We will let the lads tell you in their own words how the races panned out!
Weymouth Park and Ride race report... saw Sam Wadsley, Matthew Norris and myself race in both the Cat 3/4 and straight after the Cat 2/3 races... field of 30 in the first race around the fast and tight circuit, boys worked well and Sam got an excellent 2nd place with Matt 3rd and 6th for me... straight back to the start for the Cat 2/3 race which was fast and punchy from the off... a solo breakaway after 30 min stayed clear for the win with Sam a strong 6th, Matt 8th and rounding off the top 10 was myself great day for team mates with all 3 of us in the top ten of both races.
Race report cat 3/4. I went into this race with the mindset that our team would dictate and dominate the race and as it turned out I wasn’t far wrong. In the early laps I managed to get in a 4 man break which then turned into a 5 man when Sam ( snake hips ) Wadsley bridged over from the bunch to join us, meanwhile Julian Lockwood was policing the bunch as we established a good gap. With a bit of animated communication from myself we then started to work well as a group lapping several riders. In the closing laps Sam and I put in a few hard digs which shock off two riders leaving myself Sam and one other to fight it out for the win. The bell went and Sam attacked only to be chased down by the other rider with me behind, it came down to a close sprint between us, Sam coming 2nd and me 3rd. In the chasing bunch Julian came in a respectable 6th place. A great team effort with all 3 Primera lads in the top 10!!
Onto race 2. Cat 2/3. All three of us lined up again for more pain with some strong riders. From the gun I decided to have some fun to see where my legs were after the first race and attacked off the front solo for a few laps, I felt better than expected so I rejoined the bunch. Adam Toole then attacked so I followed foolishly and found myself in no mans land on my own which I knew I couldn’t sustain so dropped back again into what was left of the bunch. Julian then put a dig in but was chased down but then unfortunately lost contact with me and Sam and seven others. Sam then initiated a move to chase down the solo breakaway rider taking six riders with him I then slowed up to allow Sam to get away controlling who was left. Sam came home in 6th place I sprinted with two others for 8th and the machine Julian holding on for 10th. Again all of us boys in the top ten. Awesome team riding and well earned points today.