I’m so pleased, this is my 3rd win out of the 3 road races I’ve done this year in the U.K. The race started off well, fast from the start, however a few crashes mean’t the race had to be stopped twice and shortened as a result.
The pace of the race and type of circuit meant it was hard to get away, after a few attempts I sat in the bunch and worked out my best plan to win the race. There were a few primes up for grabs so I went for one as a practice for the sprint and to open my legs, this worked well and I won.
My Horizon Fitness team mate, Hannah Rich said to me towards the end of the race that she was feeling good and was happy to give me a lead out so I was chuffed and took her up on the offer. With about half a lap to go Hannah got on the front and gave it all she had with me on her wheel. Becky James kicked and I knew that was when I had to go. She got quite a lead but I managed to just pip her to the line!
Overall I was so pleased with my performance and the way the team rode. I hope to repay the favour for Hannah in the near future. I’m off to Belgium now for a few weeks to get stuck into racing and hopefully get some good results!