Rob secures first senior victory for Clevedon for many years
PUBLISHED: 17:33 11 July 2017
Clevedon Cycling Club member Rob Wadsworth registered a senior victory in Cardiff, a first for the club in many years.
Rob Wadsworth has been getting some great results at the Maindy track in Cardiff this season. In the latest round of the Rowe and King series he finally got a well-deserved win.
Maindy is an open-air 400m track that has been used to nurture the talent of some of the UK’s finest riders including Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe, as well as Olympic gold medallist Dani King.
Rowe and King’s coaching company sponsor the weekly series of races that Rob has been riding. Unlike most velodromes, racing is on standard road bikes instead of the fixed-wheel bikes normally used on shorter and steeper banked tracks.
On the night, Rob entered two races, kicking off his evening in the elite race where he finished just outside the top 10, before getting straight back on his bike for the 3&4 category race.
This was an aggressive race from the start, with a flurry of attacks trying to break the elastic to the bunch. Eventually two riders got away and with five laps to go Rob attacked and eventually made the junction with only two laps remaining.
Realising the trio were not going to be caught, Rob sat in the slipstream of his breakaway companions making the other riders work while he recovered. He comfortably won the final sprint to take the first CDRC senior win in many a year.
In the latest round of the CDRC evening 10, there was another win for Will Bjergfelt from the Neon Velo team in 20.56. CDRC’s over-50s put in some seriously quick times with Tommy Barlow finishing second in 23.30 and Mark Perry third in 23.46.
Personal best times were also posted by Leon Dallyn, Lyndon Davies, Sara James, Matthew Banwell, Lyndsey Kestle, Ray Perkins and Kate Millard.
Details of how to join rides with CDRC or take part in racing can be found at www.cdrc.cc
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