Beds Road Racing Team round 6

The warmest day of the year so far saw some hard laps of the Great Barford Circuit and a significant number of starters were dropped by lap three. Crooswinds were definitely a factor on the exposed main road section, and most attacks came on the tailwind section before the turn to the finish hill.

A significant break containing John Peters of CC Luton, Josh Beckett of High Wycombe and one of the Equipe Velo riders looked set to succeed, holding a gap from mid lap 3 onwards, but the bunch eventually reeled it in with 1 to go, which gave rise to a few long range efforts. Robert Abbey of Hemel Hempstead CC opened a gap for a couple of kms but the bunch was winding up for the finale and he was caught with around 4km to go.

With two corners left to go, Jack Steel-Jessop of CC Luton launched a massive attack and immediately opened a dangerous gap, but it seemed the bunch were too busy looking at each other. He never looked back and took a ballsy win ahead of Simon Cannings of Equipe Velo and Ruairi O’Driscoll, also of Equipe.

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Jack Steel-Jessop takes the solo win pic: Elliot Haigh photography

Jack’s win not only takes him straight to the top of the Junior Competition, it also puts Luton in a very strong second place in the team standings and with the Team MK Regional ‘A’ looming next weekend, there’s more ground to be gained on Spirit Racing.

 

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Thanks to Jason and the Beds Road team for laying on a great race.