Cyclesport: Reedy is king of the road

Cyclesport: Reedy is king of the road

Cyclesport: Reedy is king of the road

First published in Sport

KAMDEN Reedy (Dymag T-1-D) won the Primera Purbeck road race, dropping his two breakaway companions on the penultimate climb of East Creech hill above Poole Harbour.

Reedy attacked on the third of eight five maps laps of the Furzebrook circuit, pulling away with Tim O’Rourke (Twickenham CC), Paul Double (Velo Club Venta) and Carl Silver (Bournemouth Jubilee).

Silver quickly dropped back but the other three pressed on with what turned out to be the race winning move.

A 15-second gap on lap three grew to 50 seconds by lap five as the bunch failed to mount an effective chase.

By the sixth passage of East Creech the trio had 1:15 and were cleaning up the primes between them.

Eighteen-year-old Double was feeling the pace, O’Rourke gave him a helping push on the lower slopes and in doing so dropped his chain and it was race over for the good Samaritan.

Double also ended his day in the sun, falling back to the tiring bunch.

Bristol-based Reedy, an aerospace engineer from Arizona had been the strongest in the break and enjoyed a solitary last lap before celebrating across the line, 1:23 clear.

He likes the more aggressive racing this side of the pond but is not so keen on the ‘small roads’.

Oliver Yates (RN &RM CA) clipped off the front on the hill to take second with Jordan Frampton (Primera-UK Biking) winning the sprint for third.

The Primera sponsored race was the first of two races on the tough Furzebrook circuit, the second date in September is yet to be confirmed.

  • James Horton (Cannondale) inflicted a rare sprint defeat on Jay Eastwood (Banjo Cycles) to win round 10 of the Moreton road race series.

In a blanket finish, Horton won by the narrowest of margins.

The Banjo man’s second place gave him an unassailable lead in the 12 round series with two races remaining, winning for the fifth year running.

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