Monday, 14 March 2011

Caton Back in the Groove

After Saturday's disappointment in the Spring Chicken Road Race (when he was brought down in a massive crash within the last Kilometre) Paul Caton rode the A5 Rangers LVRC 50 mile Road Race at Towcester on Sunday 13th March and came in a credible 6th overall against stiff opposition.
Paul Caton - holding form

Won by Jim Moffatt, the winning move came inside the first half lap of the 6 mile circuit which included a long climb up to the finish. "A break formed with all the key riders so I knew I had to be in it," said Caton afterwards. "So I jumped across with relative ease although unfortunately so did a number of other riders. At 16 riders (from a bunch of 50) it was a bit large to work effectively but we managed to stay away." Caton continued  "Jim Moffatt attacked alone after 3 laps and stayed away until the finish with the remainder of the group staying together until the end." Caton took 6th overall in the sprint and 3rd in age Category.

"I was pleased with that," he continued. "Especially as I rode yesterday and with the results, Jim Moffatt, Campbell Noon, Phil Rayner and Michael Stephenson occupying the first four places,  these are amongst some of the best LVRC riders in the country. It gives a good indication of my form; all those miles with Neil and the team are paying off."

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