Totnes Vire 3/4 support race March 2015

Report by Simon Bevans…Robert Cartlidge, Phil Bray and myself raced in the Cat 3/4 event at the Torbay Velo Park. As you can imagine the track was very wet, but the rain held off for about the first thirty minutes so not too grim. The race started with near on a full field of sixty riders. I dropped off the back after three laps, pulling out of the race after a further two or three laps. Rob held his own really well in the middle of the bunch for approx 10-12 laps (I think) until an easy mistake to make on his part caused him to drop off the back of the bunch. A crash occurred on a corner and the marshal waved a red flag. Rob mistakenly thought this signalled stop, but the rest of the bunch carried on. Unlucky Rob. We are always learning each time we race. You looked strong today. As for Phil, he continued his form from the later part of last year holding his own in the front five riders throughout the race and finished with a sprint for 3rd out of the main bunch on the last 200m. Well done guys.