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So nearly won...

So nearly won...

A lesson to be learned… don’t raise the arm until you are certain of the win! Well the opening weekend of March saw me making my now annual trip darn sarf to the Hillingdon race circuit in West London for my season openers The Magic Homes Criteriums for some hot and heavy racing in chilly conditions. Now I’ve a bit of history with this event having finished 4th, 3rd in previous outings so I was bang up for it eager to see where the legs are at!

As the laps counted down it was apparent that it would come down to a bunch sprint, after a diamond leadout from the last corner by ex-Milk Race international rider and current training bud Mike Twelves, it looked like I had this one in the bag, a glance under my left arm suggesting a sizable lead running to the line…time to get the arms in the air!! Where the [email protected]@@ did he come from!!

Cue a rather red face and plenty of guffaws as John Mc Clelland (Prestige V.C) dived under my right arm to snatch  the win on the line, Martin Ruepp (Iceni Velo) coming in third. As openers go it bodes well for the coming season following the usual theme of snatching defeat from the jaws of certain victory!! With snow cancelling this weekends racing my next outing should be the inaugural Drie Dorpen vets road race over the Easter Weekend, a unique event for the silver beards as it features several ‘Roubaix’ style off road sections… A tough challenge for the N2a and my old legs!!

25 March 2013

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