Road Racing >> Surrey League Handicap Series #2 South Nutfield (E/1/2/3/4)
Maurice gets third in South Nutfield handicap road race!

Having raced in the Goodwood Gallops handicap on Tuesday evening, Maurice Brennan was out in force again in this evening's Surrey League Handicap race on the South Nutfield circuit.

rupert's picture
rupert
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 21:45
3
1,129
Maurice leading his group onto Prince of Wales Road

Having raced in the Goodwood Gallops handicap on Tuesday evening, Maurice Brennan was out in force again in this evening's Surrey League Handicap race on the South Nutfield circuit.

The RCC contingent also included Rob Pace, Sean McAuiffe and Olly Gin who were split across two groups out of the original five groups that formed the race.

After a couple of laps the earlier groups had merged into one larger group but Maurice was able to get into a break instigated by Addiscombe CC.  A further attack that Maurice stayed with saw him in a lead group of just four riders who began to work really well together.  So much so that they rapidly gained a gap of a minute and a half on the bunch.

Over the final couple of laps the lead group continued to increase their gap still further on the bunch who had been caught by all the later groups.

In a final sprint to the finish on the motorway bridge in Green Lane, Maurice came third behind an Addiscombe rider who came first and a Kingston Wheelers rider who just pipped Maurice to second place.

Sean, Rob and Olly came in with the chase bunch outside of the top ten, but all had a pretty good ride.

Well done Maurice; that was a well deserved position!

 

Photos of the race can be found at http://rupertracer.smugmug.com/Road-Racing/Surrey-League-Handicaps/2011-...

Recent Reports

Easter Monday Steady 21-04-2014
Mon 21 Apr
MTB Experienced-Reigate Hill
Sat 12 Apr
Gorrick Spring Series
Sun 13 Apr
Road Rides 12-04-14
Sat 12 Apr
Sunday Steady 13-04-2014
Sun 13 Apr
Tour of Flanders Sportive
Sun 6 Apr
MTB-Experienced Warlingham
Sat 5 Apr
Redmon CC 25, G25/47
Sun 6 Apr