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BARRAS IS THE COVER STAR!
Tom Barras, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD rider stars on the cover of Cycling Weekly, the UK’s largest cycling magazine.
Tom takes the CW readers on a corning master class with photos by Andy Jones.
After a great result the previous week Adam Duggleby went one better to win at Darley Moor on Saturday.
Adam attacked in the first lap which was soon pulled back but then attacked again taking Matt Higgins (Colbourne Felt) and a KTM rider, who stayed with the pair for a lap or two before dropping away.
Adam and Matt worked well together and soon had a healthy lead over the bunch. The bunch made a few efforts to get across to the pair but none were good enough to bridge the gap.
“I was fully committed to the move from the start” said Adam, “I knew my form was good and knew the strong wind was ideal for an early move to stick.”
“I would have preferred maybe two or three more riders with us but once we got a good sized lead I knew we were not getting caught again”
Adam attacked Matt on the final lap in to the head wind and rode in solo to take the win.
WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD rider Tom Barras has been busy promoting the team. Top work Tom!
ROY THAME CUP: Duggleby 2nd against big competition
The first race weekend of the year for Alistair Rutherford and Adam Duggleby and they decided to travel around the country to test their form out against the best riders in the UK.
They both competed in the Roy Thame Cup on 8th March at Buckingham, an 80mile Road Race which included big competition from full Velosure Giordana and Rapha squads, including the winner from last year and Olympic champion Ed Clancy.
Adam made the break early as 10 riders went clear after just 10 min of racing which included, Felix English, Tom Moses, Chris Opie, Marcin Bioblocki and Tommy Bustard.
The group worked together pretty much straight away and they got the lead out quickly and after just one of the 15 mile laps were over a minute clear of the field.
The lead went out to nearly 4 minutes by the end of the race and with just 10 miles to go Tommy Bustard made a couple of attacks until he got away alone and committed fully to his move. The break didn’t work together quickly enough and Bustard held the 10 sec gap he gained all the way to the line to take the win, leaving Adam and the rest of the break to sprint it out for 2nd place.
Adam out-sprinted Marcin Bioblocki and Chris Opie to take 2nd place!
Alistair got away later on in to the race with a group of Velosure Giordana riders and finished 11th overall, a great result considering 8 riders were still in the original break.
Adam said “I went to the race knowing my form was good, I have consistently been winning at the track league every week and I knew my winter training has been the best it ever has been. The form showed and I luckily got in to the first break to stick. I looked around when I got in the break and knew it was a good one with the big teams represented”
“I was a bit worried Felix was going to easily beat us in the sprint but he ended up getting dropped with about 20miles to go, I found out later he wasn’t feeling his best”
“I was fairly confident in my sprinting ability so I was a bit disappointed I wasn’t sprinting for the win once Bustard had made his move stick but to beat Opie and Bioblocki is probably the best road result I’ve ever had!”
After this great performance Adam and Alistair are now looking forward to the season ahead for WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD.
1 Thomas Bustard Velosure – Giordana RT
2 Adam Duggleby Wheelbase Altura MGD
3 Marcin Bialoblocki Velosure – Giordana RT
4 Chris Opie Rapha Condor JLT
5 Jozef Metelka Beeline Bicycles RT
6 Simon Holt Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
7 Nick Noble BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
8 Thomas Moses Rapha Condor JLT
9 Nathan Edmondson Velosure – Giordana RT
10 George Harper Velosure – Giordana RT
11 Alistair Rutherford Wheelbase Altura MGD
12 Steve Lampier Velosure – Giordana RT
13 Tom Neale Team Corley Cycles
14 Douglas Coleman CC Luton
15 Edward Clancy MBE Rapha Condor JLT