Sunday, 8 June 2014

Caton Canes it at the Nationals

nice day for a National Champs

Paul Caton, as previously mentioned here, is our most experienced racer. He's always looking at new ways of getting faster, but he's pretty old school when it comes to form; that's to say that if you listen to him alone, he never has any.

Paul announced he wasn't happy with his form a few weeks ago. He wasn't feeling quite 100%, the legs felt a little hollow and he was struggling with training a bit. Che sorpresa
The best place for sponsor logos? For Paul, on the shoulder - head down, flat back, flat out on the finish hill

Of all our riders though, he was the only one who made it to the National Masters Championships on our home circuit yesterday. Shame on the rest....

A beautiful day saw a fast and furious contest but, canny as ever, Paul resisted the temptation to join in the charges off the front due to his 'form' concerns. Unfortunately, one of those attacks stuck: "I kicked myself for not going with that last break," he said afterwards. "But you have to make these choices and it would have really emptied me out I think."

Having been as expedient as ever in the bunch, he saved his [allegedly limited] effort for the finish and, launching up the finish hill with a full on sprint, he took 7th place. "It was a top quality field so I'm chuffed to be honest." he concluded. Form? We look forward to its arrival...

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