Cicle Classic Preview
Written by Velo Staff on 21st April 2017
This weekend is the hotly contested UCI 1.2 Cicle Classic. It is the 13th edition of this classic race from Rutland- Melton.
The race features 11 sectors sure to test the racers bike handling skills and power many of these sectors being off-road!
Ten additional kilometres have been added to the race to make it the longest yet of 189 kms. The riders will race 2 laps of Rutland water before hitting the Barleyberg at 48kms which is sure to shake the race up! The racers will also have to navigate the infamous Somerberg twice.
Sunday is set to be an exciting race.
START- 11am- Oakham
FINISH- Approx- 16.00- Melton Mowbray
The team has a good line up; a mix of experienced and development riders. This will be David and Tom’s first UCI race and first ever Cicle Classic. It will be a great opportunity for these guys to learn and challenge themselves on such an epic race.
Will is a veteran and has a huge amount of experience. In 2013 he finished 5th and is looking to put in a strong performance.
Jeremy is the teams cyclocross specialist and so is very excited to race and put in a strong performance. Jeremy shines in tough course like this.
Mike and Elliott will also be looking to put in a good rides. They are both strong experienced guys.
The race is very much a lottery and we are hoping for some good luck!!
Be sure to cheer the guys on! TEAM VELO!