Lewis lands big prize

Cycling

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A bril­liant ride saw Adalta CC’s Emma Lewis take first place in the Tour of Cam­bridge UCI Gran Fondo World Se­ries TT.

She was pre­sented with a UCI World Qual­i­fiers jer­sey and the achieve­ment now makes her el­i­gi­ble to com­pete in the World Cham­pi­onships in Aus­tralia.

Al­lan Robin­son claimed an im­pres­sive sec­ond place at the Sur­rey League race at Dunsfold Park.

Mark Jef­fery fin­ished fifth in only his third out­ing for the club, with Matthew Jones get­ting in the mix and putting in some im­pres­sive early ef­forts.

Freya Rawl­ins, in her first sea­son of com­pet­i­tive rac­ing, took ninth place at the South East Re­gional Road Race Cham­pi­onships. Ali­cia Clif­ford, also a new rider, rode strongly and fin­ished 23rd.

Craig Joy and Josh Wake­l­ing put in strong per­for­mances at the Lon­don Noc­turne, a race through the streets in the heart of the cap­i­tal.

With the event only 25 min­utes long, the pace was fran­tic from the off and both rid­ers got away in the front group and bat­tled for po­si­tions in the sprint fin­ish, with Joy tak­ing sixth place and Wake­l­ing 10th.

Jo Smith con­tin­ued her su­perb form, at New­port Velo­drome in the women’s Na­tional Om­nium Se­ries. Smith took top three places across the day’s events to fin­ish sec­ond over­all, putting her in a good po­si­tion in the se­ries.

Ciaran O’Grady put in a strong solo ef­fort in the men’s South East Re­gional Road Race Cham­pi­onship on Sun­day. O’Grady was caught in the lat­ter stages of the race, with Ross Bryan fin­ish­ing in the main bunch. The race was hec­tic and a ma­jor crash meant only a quar­ter of the start­ing rid­ers crossed the fin­ish line.

James Lane-Pitcher was in Spain for the World Duathlon Cham­pi­onships. He fin­ished 24th and third Bri­tish ath­lete af­ter an ex­cel­lent per­for­mance across the two dis­ci­plines.

Con­rad McEwan rode the 305k (189.5 miles) Dragon Devil Sportive in Wales, in 12hr 13 min. The tough event in­cluded the climbs of Devil’s Stair­case and Devil’s El­bow. McEwan man­aged a 15.5mph av­er­age over the course.

Adalta CC’s Emma Lewis

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