Photo ID 90 – Senior race, Virgin money cyclone criterium @ Leazes Park, a photo by mattmuir.co.uk on Flickr.
Prior to the lite riders taking to the course, the senior race proved to be just as exciting to watch.
Following a steady stream of attacks and numerous riders being eliminated after being dropped by the bunch the final gallop for the line was contested by a bunch of around 10 riders. Victorious in this small but select group was Jake Womersley (Sportscover), with a comfortable enough winning margin to begin his victory celebcrations a good few metres from the line. Karl Denton (blumilk.com) took 2nd place with Jake’s team-mate Olli Wood in 3rd.
In the women’s competition Catherine Williamson (Bizhub) took the win. Despite being the only women in the bunch she proved a deserved winner after a gutsy but eventually futile attempt to avoid being lapped when the rest of the group she was in were eliminated to clear the course for the lead riders.
Photos from the go ride event to follow.