Photo ID 42 – Elite event, Leazes Park Criteriums 2011, Newcastle, Team Raleigh_, originally uploaded by mattmuir.co.uk.
Photos from the annual criterium event held in Leazes Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne. A great evening of racing finished off by an action packed Elite criterium where a group of 5 riders managed to gain a lap on the main bunch resulting in major headaches for the commissaries! In the end all but the 5 riders were eliminated with 3 laps to go, leaving the way clear for the small but select group to battle it out for the win. Team Endura’s Ian Wilkinson was the eventual winner, winning by a convincing margin from Alex Dowsett and 3rd placed Dean Downing.
More photos to follow from the senior and go-ride events