Bassetlaw cyclist Calum Lawson continued his rapid rise to form with Andy Moore Autocentre Racing team as he claimed victory at the Prissick Circuit in Middlesbrough.
Following on from his impressive form at the Tickhill GP, the Retford rider chose to compete amongst a talented field of more than 40 in the late evening race last week.
Using the tight but fast layout of the circuit to great effect, Lawson maintained position near the front of the peloton, supported by team manager Andy Moore, who once more pulled on the lycra to assist his rider and to gain maximum advantage in a tactical race.
All attacks by riders seeking to form a break were nullified on each occasion, leaving Lawson with the perfect opportunity to unleash his powerful sprint on the final lap to ensure his first top spot for the team and elevates him to Category 2.
Team manager, Andy Moore, said: “Calum had not raced previously at the circuit and so we discussed positioning and tactical plans during the afternoon, confident that our experience here would generate a good placing.”
“His team mates Jono Dexter and Adam Turner have both tasted victory here, so he was in a great position to listen to their knowledge and use that throughout the race.”
“He followed the plan perfectly and the victory is a suitable reward for his focused determination tonight.”
“A fantastic effort, and I’m really pleased with his development within the team.”
After the race Lawson tweeted: “It sunk in last night once I crossed that line 1st! I can’t explain how much I wanted to achieve this licence have struggled to sleep haha!”
And just before the Guardian went to press he wrote: “Looking forward to my first road race at Lincoln this weekend, had four days off ill, feeling loads better now, time to put a fight up.”
The rest of the team were present at the notoriously tough Windley Road Race on Sunday afternoon, with team riders Damien Shakespeare, Danny Featherstone and Andy Turner all tackling the hills in search of more points scoring.
It was Featherstone who impressed, with a fine 14th place in a race which proved gruelling enough to lose 40 riders through the duration. Team mate Turner also finished in a creditable 16th place.
On Tuesday 9th September, Adam Moore sprinted to victory at York with Worksop cyclist Andy Bishop working hard to chase the attacks down.
Bishop also achieved success in the Interclub TT Championship near Blyth, netting a fine second place on the 10-mile course.
Moore added: “Congratulations to the team for a fantastic Victory last night at York.”
“Adz did a great job to outsprint the competition and take the top prize.”
“Bish was awesome chasing the attacks down, put in some big efforts to make it happen. Brilliant performance.”