Mike Twelves secures another win for M.I.Racing - The Coventry Observer

Mike Twelves secures another win for M.I.Racing

Coventry Editorial 16th Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

NATIONAL Circuit Champion Mike Twelves continued his impressive run of form for M.I.Racing after winning the only road and off-road race for veteran riders in the UK on Sunday.

The ex-professional won the Omloop van de drie Dorpen race held at Flecknoe near Daventry to secure his eighth road race victory of the season.

Twelves started eight minutes behind the leaders but managed to plough his way through the field of 60 riders to win the 40-mile race by over two minutes.

Team mate, Phil Blacker, won the category for riders aged over 40 and organiser, Barrie Mitchell, won the racer for riders over the age of 60.

Riders from across the country took part while others traveled long distances including John Tonks, who flew over from Hong Kong to take part and he finished second overall.

The team’s newest recruit, Lydia Gurley, got off to a flying start in her first race when she finished second in the International Guilford Town Centre Criterium.

It was an impressive performance by Gurley who will continue to compete in road races before targeting the cyclo cross season later this year.

Top time trialist, Tim Hastie, competed in the British 100-mile Time Trial Championships on Sunday on a windy course near Hunstanton in Norfolk.

Hastie finished 15th overall but set a new personal record by over five minutes.

And Coventry’s Peter Busby finished eighth in the latest round of the Veterans National Series held at Clipstone Forest in Nottinghamshire, where team mate, Tim Stowe, finished in 13th place.

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