Hale sees off Dolby af­ter sprint fin­ish

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET -

CY­CLING: Holm­firth CC rider Glen Hale took vic­tory in the Barns­ley Road Club Road Race on a glo­ri­ous day on the tops of Hade Edge in West York­shire yes­ter­day.

Sixty rid­ers set off to fight for this re­gional B cat­e­gory event, which has a rep­u­ta­tion for show­ing off the de­vel­op­ing tal­ents com­ing up through the ranks.

The field, which was sig­nif­i­cantly built up of rid­ers un­der the age of 30, got straight down to it, whit­tling the field down by half in the first few laps.

Michael Har­ris (HD Rev­o­lu­tions) struck out around half way through and the break­away spe­cial­ist kept out in front for around two laps be­fore be­ing swept up.

Usu­ally, na­ture does the dam­age on this hilly cir­cuit and a small group breaks away; but for the sec­ond time in May on this cir­cuit the re­main­ing rid­ers kept to­gether and fought it out in a bunch sprint with a group of nine going toe to toe.

With a number of strong rid­ers tar­get­ing this event, it was in-form lo­cal rider Hale from Holm­firth tak­ing the spoils from Thomas Pot­ter (All Ter­rain) and Barns­ley rider Shaun Dolby (Geared Up & CN Cy­cles RT).

In time tri­alling, Holme Val­ley Wheel­ers hosted a 25-mile event near Sin­derby, North York­shire, on Satur­day and it was AeroCoach vet­eran Andy Jack­son who took vic­tory by just three sec­onds with a time of 52.02.

THRE Data­wolves rider Hay­den Allen was sec­ond, the first cat­e­gory road rider com­plet­ing in 52.05.

Ty­ne­side Vagabonds’ Anna Tur­vey pro­duced yet an­other great ride to win to take the women’s prize from Team Swift’s Kirsty Bram­ley.

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