2 July Road Race

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Road Race on the Springwell / Stockbridge road circuit

1 Fraser Duncan        1:13:20
2 Mark Kane                st
3 Neil McKenna       @1:25
4 James McMaster        st
5 William Barclay          st
6 Nathan McLeer     @1:29
7 Noel Boyce          @3:56
8 Darren McKee      @4:16
9 Mark Hodgins      @4:28


Last night a field of 17 riders including some top end visitors conrested the road race on the Springwell / Stockbridge road circuit. The 9 member limit group were given 1 minute per lap on the 8 scratch riders in the 5 lap race. The quality of this group, including Mark Kane, Fraser Duncan and James McMaster of Northern CC, Liam Curran of Curran CC and NDCC members Neil McKenna, Stephen Bingham, Paul Ferguson and Matt McInerney, ensured that the gap closed by around 1min 30 secs per lap – taking its toll in the process – Paul Stephen and Matt all retiring by the end of the 3rd lap. The limit group kept away for 3 laps but were caught near Orlock on the 4th. Mark Kane attacked and split the group, taking Fraser with him. Some more riders retired a lap short having missed the break but he NDCC riders who completed the race picked up points in the RR league. In an exciting sprint finish Fraser shaved the win from Mark in a time of 1:08:20 with Neil McKenna first NDCC rider in 3rd at 1:25 down from James and William Barclay on the same time. Under 16 rider Nathan McLeer stuck in well for 6th at 1:29.

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