This Tuesday was the last of the Chevin Road Race Series and another chance of getting that much desired win on the new Brownlee Circuit in Leeds.
As usual, I started in the scratch group near 2mins down on the front runners designating the first half of the race as a fast chase to get in the race. Once we caught group 1, a number of different riders put efforts in to get off the front with a few looking promising. The best thing I could do to hopefully put me up there at the finish would be to cover every attack to get in the move that would inevitably get a gap.
With maybe two thirds of the race gone, myself and about 7 other riders got away just as the heavens opened. Once away, a couple of us worked well to increase the gap to a time that would leave us comfortable for the finish. The last few laps was real cat and mouse stuff with some, including myself, trying to gap the break for a solo victory. However, it all came together for a sprint which I placed third in putting me on the podium but unfortunately not the top step.
Hopefully I’ll climb a bit further up that podium come Sunday where I’ll be racing the Peter Taylor Memorial RR on a lumpy, hard-going circuit.