Fieldy Proves Why He Is Mens National Champion
At the Cycle Show (NEC Birmingham) Ian Field showed why he is the current men’s national champion with an impressive win in front of a very vocal crowd.
Ben Sumner sprinted off from the line and led the race for a few laps, with a chasing group of Jody Crawforth and Ian Field. On lap five Jody applied the
pressure and overtook Ben to take the lead and as we were waiting for them to come around again on the next lap we saw that Ben must have had a crash in the
woods and lost position and was now featuring way back in the field. With Jody and Ian poised in first and second, with 5 laps to go Ian found another gear over
taking Jody and commanded a lead of about 50 yards. Over the last few laps the crowd was really behind Ian who really executed a text book race win with Jody coming in 2nd.
The Hargroves Team
“The first race of the season at the NEC Cycle show went really well, with lots of new sponsors on
board with the team it was great to pin a number on and test all the new equipment and kit in a race.
Everything performed really well and the race went to plan with Hargroves RT taking a 1-2. The new Ridley bikes were fantastic,
handling the tricky tight circuit really well allowing me to make a gap on my competitors with 5 laps remaining of the 17 lap race.
I felt good considering it was my first race of the season and hopefully this is a sign of things to come for myself and the team.
I am now looking forward to tackling the World’s best when the World Cup series kicks off in 3 weeks time.”
Ian Field – National CX Champion
Round up from the Wessex League Round 4
This weekend also saw the Wessex League round 4 take place in Newbury.
With a strong turnout from the team, the Hargroves Cycles sponsored event saw two victories for Hargroves team members.
An on form Crispin Doyle took the win in his Vets 40+ category riding 10secs a lap quicker than the 2nd place finisher.
We are also delighted for our latest Hargroves / Ridley signing Harry Yates who took top spot in the under 16 category ….what a great start to the season.