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Reading Track League 17 June 2013

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Round 8 of the Reading Track League ended under an incredible sunset at Palmer Park, but it started with the trackcycling 10 lap Scratch…

Matt Gittings of AW Cycles comes round Louis Magnani to win the trackcycling 10 lap scratch

Round 8 of the Reading Track League ended under an incredible sunset at Palmer Park, but it started with the trackcycling 10 lap Scratch and it was Matt Gittings of AW Cycles who came round Louis Magnani of Prestige Velo coming off Turn 4 to take the opening win of the night in the Senior A race with Trevor Bradbury of AW Cycles taking third. In yet another photo-finish between Josh Mitchell of Bicester Millennium and Tom Sefton of Palmer Park Velo it was Mitchell who took the Senior B win with Sefton’s team mate Matt Lansley taking third and Abbie Dentus of Team De Ver taking the Ladies’ honours.

Anthony Anderson of Kingston Wheelers wins the Youth Indvidiual Pursuit

After the Sprint Heats, attention turned to the Youth Individual Pursuit Championship where Anthony Anderson of Kingston Wheelers took victory by half a second ahead of Palmer Park Velo’s Sam Harding. Harry Bodgener, also from the home club, was third with team mate Emma Clarke the fastest of the Girls.

Josh Mitchell of Bicester Millennium wins the Senior B Points Race

Before the Sprint Finals there were a pair of Points Races and it was Gittings again taking the Senior A win from Nick Abraham and Stephen Bradbury of PCT Tomacc. Mitchell out-scored Sefton to take the Senior B race with Mark Shepherd third for Banjo Cycles.

Joe Truman of i-Team CC edges out Matt Gittings to win the Senior A Sprint

Gittings run of wins came to an end when Joe Truman of i-Team CC took the win in the Senior A Sprint – the AW Cycles rider having to settle for second ahead of Stephen Bradbury. And Mitchell, too, had to content himself with second place in the Bs after Hugh Knudsen took the win – Dan Lansley taking third for AW Cycles.

Gittings was back on top in the Unknown Distance, though with Matt Lansley the best placed B rider. Then, as the sun started to set and the sky turned to red and orange, the AW Cycles 20k Endurance race unfolded at a frantic pace with a group of nine riders tearing up the track until it started shedding riders in the closing stages.

Stephen Bradbury of PCT Tomacc wins the AW Cycles 20k Endurance

Stephen Bradbury had the legs to take the final win of the evening ahead of run-away 20k Series leader Nick Abraham with young Joe Fry third. Shepherd took another Senior B win ahead of Knudsen and Nick Cammell of GS Henley whose challenge in the final sprint was somewhat hampered by what looked like a very painful attack of cramp.

Reading Track League Round 8

Youth (Under 14-Under 16) Individual Pursuit Championship
1 Anthony ANDERSON Kingston Wheelers 2:33.582

2 Sam HARDING Palmer Park Velo 2:34.053
3 Harry BODGENER Palmer Park Velo 2:44.400

Girls
1 Emma CLARKE Palmer Park Velo 2:54.10

2 Emma PITT Palmer Park Velo 2:58.88
3 Bethany LEWIS Palmer Park Velo 3:17.69

Senior A

trackcycling 10 Lap Scratch
1 Matt GITTINGS AW Cycles
2 Louis MAGNANI Prestige VC
3 Trevor BRADBURY AW Cycles

Points Race
1 Matt GITTINGS AW Cycles

2 Nick ABRAHAM BC Private Member
3 Stephen BRADBURY PCT Tomacc

Sprint
1 Joe TRUMAN i-Team CC

2 Matt GITTINGS AW Cycles
3 Stephen BRADBURY PCT Tomacc
4 Louis MAGNANI Prestige VC

Unknown Distance
1 MATT GITTINGS AW Cycles

2 Ian GREENSTREET Newbury RC
3 Joe FRY RST Racing Team
4 Joe TRUMAN i-Team CC

AW Cycles 20k Endurance
1 Stephen BRADBURY PCT Tomacc

2 Nick ABRAHAM BC Private Member
3 Joe FRY RST Racing Team
4 Ian GREENSTREET Newbury RC

Senior B

trackcycling 10 Lap Scratch
1 Josh MITCHELL Bicester Millennium
2 Tom SEFTON Palmer Pa
rk Velo

3 Matt LANSLEY Palmer Park Velo

Points Race
1 Josh MITCHELL Bicester Millennium

2 Tom SEFTON Palmer Park Velo
3 Mark SHEPHERD Banjo Cycles

Sprint
1 Hugh KNUDSEN BC Private Member

2 Josh MITCHELL Bicester Millennium
3 Dan LANSLEY AW Cycles

Unknown Distance
1 Matt LANSLEY Palmer Park Velo

AW Cycles 20k Endurance
1 Mark SHEPHERD Banjo Cycles

2 Hugh KNUDSEN BC Private Member
3 Nick CAMMELL GS Henley

Ladies

trackcycling 10 Lap Scratch
1 Abbie DENTUS Team De Ver

Unknown Distance
1 Abbie DENTUS Team De Ver

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