Pycroft’s in firm control

THE sixth round of cycle circuit racing on the Lincs Showground last Thursday saw Trent Valley Road Club’s Shaun Pycroft increase his lead over nearest rival Justin Atkinson in the road race league.

Seventeen riders started the five-mile scratch race, and except for one or two who fell away early, the rest of the riders stayed more or less together for the five laps.

Coming into the finishing straight it was a bunch sprint for the line, won by Lincoln Wheeler Andy Broxholme.

For Trent Valley Pycroft proved strongest, taking maximum points with Paul Brownless second, Atkinson third, Dean List fourth, Ian Ferraby fifth, and Mike Overton sixth.

In the handicap race, the officials did a good job with their calculations, as the whole field came together on the final lap, to contest yet another bunch sprint – this time won by Trent Valley’s Brownless.

Club results: 1st Brownless, 2nd Pycroft, 3rd List, 4th Ferraby, 5th Overton, 6th Atkinson.

In the Road Race League, Pycroft leads with 74pts to Atkinson’s 52, and Ferraby with 40.

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