Rapha Super Cross Series Round 1 & 2
Rd1 of the Rapha Super Cross started at broughton hall in Skipton, North Yorkshire this weekend.
Jody Crawforth took the win in fine style taking the lead into the final lap and making a break with half a lap to go and holding on to the flag to take HCRT’s first
individual win for 3 series! However the race started in the worst possible way as Steve James crashed and knocked himself out at the 2nd corner! Amazingly he got
himself back on his bike and then set about catching as many people as possible, Steve’s incredible effort got him back to 5th and saved a result from nothing!
Matt Hargroves finished in the 20’s and Andy Hargroves was saved for the 2nd day. Ruby Miller scored a top 5 in her first visit to the Rapha Supercross!
Steve James – photo Richard Bennett
Round 2 and day 2 saw less 1st lap drama but more of Jody Crawforth winning!
Jody got a gap on the first lap and never looked back despite a late challenge to make it a stellar weekend! Steve James backed up Saturday’s
comeback ride with 3rd just losing contact with 2nd place in the closing laps making it 2 HCRT riders on the podium. Ruby Miller went one better and finished 4th
while Andy Hargroves finished just outside the top 20.
Ruby Miller – photo Richard Bennett
Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT sit 4th just 2 points off 2nd place going into the final round on Saturday at Ally Pally in London.
We’d like to make a special mention to Chris Metcalfe of Charge Bikes who stopped to tend to Steve on Saturday when he was lying motionless on the floor, he gave up his own race to use his medical skills to check Steve was ok. We are extremely grateful!
Matt Hargroves – photo Richard Bennett
World Cup RD1 – Valkenburg
Ian Field kicked off his World Cup campaign in Holland on Sunday with 30th place, but that isn’t the whole story as
Ian spent the whole night up citing a stomach bug. Despite this he still raced as hard as he could and showed his class to gain a very credible result under the
circumstances. We can’t wait to see what he can do when he’s well! Be sure to come and watch him at Britain’s first world cup in Milton Keynes on the 29th of November!
Harry Yates took the win in the West Midlands league continuing his good run before our home race next week in Southampton!
Elsewhere, Matt Mcdonald stormed to a second place finish at the Wessex league rnd 7, Reading. Rounding off another successful weekend for the team.