Former British Champion and World Masters Silver Medalist 77 year old Jack Watson won the British Veterans Road Race Championships for riders 75 years and over with Team Mate and former World Masters Track Champion and Ex Professional Derrick Woodings in 2nd place.
The event took place Near Your on an undulating course made very hard by the strong winds and was over a distance of 57 miles.
The defending champion was Team Jewson’s Boss, Mick Ives, but he was unable to compete as he is preparing to go into hospital for an operation, otherwise it could well have been 1,2,3 for the Coventry based Team.
This now means that the M.I.Race Team have won 2 UCI World Masters Championships–1 European Championship and 6 British Championships since Jan 1st this year.
The Teams success didn’t stop there – Warwick Team member Jon Stevenson, completely dominated Stage 4 of the Tour of the Abberleys Stage Race held on the Worcester/Herefordshire borders. Taking advice from his Team Boss, Stevenson attacked early in the race, breaking clear with a small group on one of the many tough climbs, and then with just 12 miles to go attacked again, taking just 1 other rider with him and working well together they rode away from the rest of the race, with Stevenson riding clear of his companion in the closing stages.
His lead moved him up into 2nd place overall after the 3 tough days of racing against the best Veterans in the U.K.–his best performance this season.
Trike specialist Gary Guntrip, gave the team more success when he finished 2nd in the latest round of the British Tricycle Nation Time Trial series–the event promoted by Lincoln Wheelers.
Gary now has a 21 point lead in the overall series–an amazing performance.
All-round rider Pete Smith, recently back racing after a 5 week break due to picking up a virus, finished 2nd in the Milton Keynes Circuit race on Thursday Evening.
Coventry’s leading Mountain Bike Rider Pete Busby, got off to a good start in the 2015 Midland Summer Evening series at Daventry when he came in 2nd after a poor start. Pete won the series in 2014, and will be out to repeat the performance again this season having recently recovered from 2 broken Ribs, from a Snow Board accident. Team mate Time Stowe finished 4th.
Once again a brilliant week for Coventry’s leading Cycling Team.