CYCLING: More success for World Champion Roach

Phil Roach  (picture by Simon Riley)
Phil Roach (picture by Simon Riley)

Awards for Mick Ives’ team

The cold weather didn’t put stop to some more sterling performances from members of the elite cycling Team Jewson-MI Racing-Polypipe.

Lindsay Nell, continued her early season form with 7th place in the Stourport on Severn Circuit Race on Saturday. She now only needs two more points to claim a 3rd Cat Licence.

Meanwhile, one of the teams two UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Champions Phil Roach was in action at Tidworth in Wessex competing in the Wessex league event. Roach, 52, started in a group two minutes behind the 40-49 year olds, winning by over two minutes on a technical and fast course. Roach caught all of the riders in the 40 group and finished over five minutes ahead of World Champion in 60-65 class Dave McMullen. Roach’s times were only five seconds a lap slower than the winner of the Senior race, where he averaged 22.6 km/hr over the all offroad circuit.

Team Jewson-MI Racing-Polypipe were the most impressive Team Riders at the Midland Cyclo Cross 2014/15 series Awards Evening, held at Stafford on Sunday, picking up six awards in five age groups.

Phil Blacker won the Veterans 40-45 group, repeating his success from last season.

Steve Knight finished a very close second in the 45-49 group, despite missing several events through illness. And his team mate Lorenzo Buratti finished third. Peter Busby finished second in the 50-54 group.

Tim Stowe finished third in the 55-59 group, again having to miss several events through injuries, while John Gabriel finished second in the 65-69 group.

Team Boss and current World Masters Champion Mick Ives and team mate Peter Busby were present to collect the awards on behalf of the team.

Team Jewson-MI Racing-Polypipe hold their 2015 Team Launch on Saturday, February 21, at Merchant House, Binley Buisness Estate, Coventry at 11am.

Details from Team Director Mick Ives: