Sunday, 8 June 2014

Win at The Eagle

Paul clinches it from a long break

On top form - Paul Caton
Today's Eagle Road Race in Radwinter saw Neil, Paul & Chris take to the start line. 

A fairly steady 1st lap was soon eclipsed by some attacking riding from Neil, who teamed up with John Alderman of GS Vecchi and Tim Davies for a few kms of break until he was brought back by the bunch. 

Wising up to this attention, Paul took off shortly afterwards and, having been chased down, repeated this until he finally got away again with, of all people, John Alderman.

The bunch kept the duo in their sights but, although on occasions it came down to as little as 300m, Chris & Neil stayed near the front of the bunch to follow any moves and managed to drag numerous chase attempts back. 

Up front, Paul managed a 2up time trial for around 50km: "That was extremely hard work," he winced. "I'm normally in a decent sized break or I tend to stay with the bunch until the last lap so it was very good training!"

Training this was not though and he remained attentive and, keeping his head, outsprinted John for the win. "I'm well chuffed," was his conclusion. "And it was a great team effort. I heard afterwards how the other two were keeping moves in check so it feels great to know they were looking out for me."

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