A mini victory for the team at the Beaumont Trophy UCI 1.2
Written by Velo Staff on 20th June 2016
Yesterday the guys raced the UCI 1.2 Beaumont Trophy race in Northumberland. The race was a tough 117 miles and featured the steep Ryals climb 4 times!
The race started out in sunshine but the rain clouds soon over shadowed the sun and the rain came down heavy.
The team of 6 all raced well together and rode strongly as a unit.
Ollie Maxwell got himself in one of the main big moves of the day with team mate Elliott Porter and this seemed to be the perfect move. Kieran Simcox, Will Bjergfelt held tight in the main bunch.
Unfortunately Jeremy Durrin suffered a mechanical and after numerous times to the team car it was realised it was pretty much race over for him.
Davey Bolland impressed in his first ever UCI race. He played a huge role within the team and came back to the car twice to play the part of top domestique, feeding the guys.
Elliott Porter went on to take 13th place. A very impressive feat. This result shows huge determination and real toughness after Elliott having only 3 weeks prior crashed out heavily at the An Post Ras and broke his shoulder. The team are very proud of his performance.
Elliott had this to say: ”It has been a hard couple of weeks. Mentally and physically. I just kept focusing on the next block of racing and pushing through the pain to keep my fitness. My shoulder is still very painful but No pain, no gain!! I started to feel very strong in the second half of the race and was climbing well. I felt like I was capable of racing for the Win, so at the finish I was disappointed but looking back I am satisfied. My aim for the day had been to just get around!”