A tough course awaited the competitors at the Archer Road Race today. The infamous Chiltern course returned this year after an absence of severa years and included 3 climbs on each of the fifteen mile laps.
Doug Coleman and Paul Caton took the start for Anders TMG Horizon, both expecting a tough race. Coleman, having rested carefully before the race, stayed with the leaders right up to the last climb of Whiteleaf: "I managed all the right moves, so I was quite pleased with my general skills," he said afterwards. "I was just lacking the extra couple of percent to stay with the winning group."
Coleman finished with a strong 11th place: "It's good to get the points, but I can't help wishing for the top ten," he admitted.
Paul Caton demonstrated the team's strength-in-depth with a 21st place where many protagonists failed to finish: "It's a little disappointing not to come away with a point or two when I was so close," he said. "But it is a prestigious race with a strong field, and I couldn't get that kind of training on my own!"
organiser's report here
full result here