With the Road Racing season coming to an end, what better way to celebrate, than with fine victories. Come back rider and former British International Mike Twelves (Hinckley) who had 23 yrs out of the sport until the end of 2011, showed his class when he won the final round of the season long Percy Stallard National Road Race series, out sprinting his breakaway companion, another British International rider and former Coventry Olympic member, Roy Chamberlaine, after 56 miles of tough racing nr Huntingdon, over wind swept roads, and narrow lanes. Twelves has had several victories already this season, but this was by far the best, the 47yr old beat the U.K.’s best over 40 yr old riders to take the victory, and moved up into 3rd place over all at the end of the series., his team mate John Stevenson, finished in the main pack, and secured 2nd place overall, having won the series for the past 3 seasons.
It was also celebration time for Team Boss, Mick Ives (Baginton) as he was confirmed as the Overall winner of the 70+ series, a championship he has won 5 times in past 6 seasonson Sunday Ives, didn’t need the points as he couldn’t be overtaken, so he rode to help his team mate Derrick Woodings, who secured 2nd place overall and 3rd place in Sundays race. In the series for riders 55 + John French finished 4th as did Marin Hackley (Dunchurch) in the 60+.
The Cyclo Cross season officially started this weekend, and Team Jewson, proved once again they have the strongest Veteran squad in the U.K. Getting their season off to a cracking start National Championship Silver Medalist Darren Atkins (Kenilworth) won the Midland series event on the very tricky Pitcher Oak Woods course nr Redditch, with team mates Steve Knight, 2nd and Phil Blacker 3rd clean sweep for the Team. In the Ladies Race, Martine Verweij finished 1st senior behind 3 Junior riders. And Junior rider Mike Riley riding his first ever Cyclo Cross race finished a brilliant 5th.
In Wales Mark James won the Veteran Cyclo Cross, and up in the north eastat Newcastle, new signing 45 yr old Matt Denby won the Veteran race and finished 2nd overall all against Senior riders, Pete Smith a member of the teams 50+ Championship squad, won the Veteran Cyclo Cross in the Central series at Oxford.
Top Lady Triathlete Stacey Penn (Coventry) Team Jewson M.I.Racingwas the brilliant winner of the Woburn Triathlon. And Coventry’s young up and coming star, Sophie Edge, finished a very close 3rd in the Rother Valley Triathlon, at Sheffield.
Both Ladies will be representing Gt Britain at the World Triathlon Champs in New Zealand in October, and are seeking some sort of Sponsorship support to make the long and expensive trip out there.
Several new team signings re expected to be announced, shortly, says Team Boss Mick Ives.