Sendit Sunday! saw Alex and Ryan taking to their Lapierre Prorace MTB’s for Round 5 of MSG at Thickthorn, Norwich. Photos of the course look amazing. With some big drops and fast single track making for some fantastic racing. Alex, continuing his improving TT form, was going great guns and heading for his best finish so far this season until a mechanical saw him lose a load of time. He ended up finishing 6th in the Juvenile Male category.
Ryan was in the longer Junior Male race in the afternoon, setting some fast and consistent lap times to finish in 4th behind a quality podium. Ryan is another of the TPH Racing youngsters trying to balance studying, training and racing so kudos for such a good performance and result.
At the same time Adam was on his new Lapierre Aircode for the Eastern Road Race Championships held at Layer de la Haye just outside Colchester. This was a National B E123 race so the pace was always going to be fast. On a lumpy and exposed course with a stiff breeze and a baking sun the race was literally blown apart along with the help of a couple of crashes in the feed area. Almost half the field were DNF due to the crashes, pace and conditions. Adam rode strongly and hung in with the 3rd group on the road finishing in a very respectable 30th overall. A tough but enjoyable race and one to tick off the list.
Tuesday was Round 4 of the Lotus League. On a cold, damp and miserable evening a lonely Keeds traveled north in search of 3 points to gain his Cat 3. The weather meant a smaller field which helped create a safer and more enjoyable race. An early break from the off got away, sod’s law the only one Keeds hadn’t closed over the last three weeks! So with 2 up the road Keeds managed the remaining bunch ensuring he was well placed for the final and in with a chance of points. With his new big boy gears Keeds was able to finish a comfortable 3rd in the bunch sprint and 5th overall. Results and points still to be confirmed but that should be enough for his Cat 3!
Well done racers!