Tour Series Round 3: Stoke on Trent
Coverage on ITV 4, 10pm Weds 22/05/13
Solid ride from the WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD riders, with Barras and Craven going the distance in a frenetic race. Coupe and Glen where in the mix all the time but got taken down in an unfortunate crash. Coupe had a bike change and chased back on (no lap out) but Glen had to retire with injuries.
More details here: http://www.tourseries.co.uk/news/3740.php#.UZ1dwoVpfaQ
Superb racing for WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD team this weekend.
The North West Division champs were held at Pilling, 85 miles of flat terrain in good conditions. The field was strong with most of the big names present. Alistair Rutherford, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD rode aggressively and made the early break which stayed away for 30miles and allowed Andy Coupe, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD an easy ride in the bunch.
Andy Coupe, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD went into the race with excellent form, knowing he could get a result.
Andy takes up the story;
“At about half distance I joined a strong group which road across to the break. After a few laps of hard racing six riders including myself rode clear and stayed away to contest the sprint finish. With a tailwind, I jumped early with 300m to go and won by a few lengths. My biggest win so far! Alistair led the rest in for 6th so a good team effort all round. We had everything covered throughout the race and came away with the win!” Top result.
1 Andrew Coupe Wheelbase Altura MGD
2 David McGowan Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team
3 Matthew Pilkington Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team
4 Ben Dean Team Leapfrog
5 Stephen Stoneman Bott Cycle Team
6 Alistair Rutherford Wheelbase Altura MGD
7 Giles Drake Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com
8 James Gullan Team Hope Factory Racing
9 Stephen Abbott Teamwallis CHH Racing Team
10 Matt Cronshaw Team IG – Sigma Sport
1 Tim Lawson Wheelbase Altura MGD
2 Kevin Ainsworth P.M.
3 Duncan McLaren Stockport Clarion CC
4 Greg Tognarelli VC Cumbria / Lakeland Sprinters
5 Adam Pratt Rock to Roll Cycles Ltd
6 Richard Flynn GMP Racing/McAuley Financial
7 Adam Baines Lancon Cycling Club
8 Andrew Tabernacle Preston CC
9 Jamie Leung Manchester Whlrs Club
10 Matthew Gott West Pennine RC