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4th East Midlands Cicle Classic (1.2)
 
By Andy McGrath
Date: 4/28/2008
4th East Midlands Cicle Classic (1.2)
 

Pezula put the Power down to win England’s “Paris-Roubaix”, while evergreen Malcolm Elliott rounds out the podium at the age of 46.

Former Milk Ras winner Ciarán Power has won the 4th East Midlands Cicle Classic, outsprinting Jan Bos (Ruiter Dakkappellen Wielerteam) in a two-up sprint. On a fine spring day in the East Midlands, Pezula played their cards early and astutely, getting four men – O’Loughlin, Page, Jennings and Power – into the early break. After covering the moves and keeping the pace high on the rough Rutland gravel and mud roads, they ensured Power got into the crucial split with young Dutchman Bos, who was no match for his faster rival at the finish on Melton High Street.

Power has just come back from a block of racing in Turkey, where he came up against the likes of Petacchi and Richeze in the bunch sprints. The former Navigators man was thirteenth in a tough Olympic road race at Athens 2004, and with more results like this, he will be knocking on the door of selection for the Irish team in Beijing.

Taking third was the ever-remarkable Malcolm Elliott. Last year's winner attacked from the lead chase group with Dean Downing (Rapha Condor-Recycling) and Michael Berling (Glud & Marstrand Horsens), hoovered up some of the remnants of the breakaway, and outgunned his companions for the final spot on the podium – at the sprightly age of 46. Downing, meanwhile, was disqualified from fourth for taking illegal support from his team vehicles; allegedly, he drafted behind it for 10-15 kilometres.

Another welcome face in the top ten was former Cofidis man Rob Hayles, who led in the next big chase group for seventh, at 1’16”. It has been a hellish last month or so for the thirty-five year old, who was caught with a haematocrit level of 50.3% on the eve of the World Track Championships. Deprived of the opportunity to ride on home soil and heavily scrutinised and doubted, Hayles has been taking bi-daily blood tests to prove that he has a naturally high level. On this evidence, during his two-week UCI ban, he didn't let up with his training.

4th East Midlands Cicle Classic (Oakham - Melton Mowbray), 157.8km: Results
1 86 IRL19760508 POWER, Ciaran Pezula (IRL) 04:03:08
2 79 NED19850820 BOS, Jan Ruiter Dak Kappellen (NED) s.t.
3 1 GBR19610701 ELLIOTT, Malcolm Pinarrello Racing Team (GBr) 04:03:38
4 43 DEN19820424 BERLING, Michael Glud & Marstrand Horsens (DEN) s.t.
5 2 GBR19780823 DOWNING, Russell Pinarrello Racing Team (GBr) 04:04:07
6 85 IRL19780429 O'LOUGHLIN, David Pezula (IRL) 04:04:13
7 119 GBR19730121 HAYLES, Robert Felt Racing/Planet X/Halfords Mixed (GBr) 04:04:24
8 149 GBR19861007 HORTON, Tobyn Mixed Team (GBr) s.t.
9 31 GBR19790414 WILKINSON, Ian Science in Sport (GBr) s.t.
10 21 SVK19761017 BRONIS, Roman Dukla Merida Tren. (SVK) s.t.
11 117 GBR19800226 BOOTH, Daniel Felt Racing/Planet X/Halfords Mixed (GBr) s.t.
12 39 GBR19810308 DUGUID, Daniel Specialised-SigmaSpt. (GBr) s.t.
13 8 BEL19800304 BOGAERT, Ward Profel - Prorace (BEL) s.t.
14 14 GBR19790422 GAYWOOD, Simon Plowman Craven (GBr) s.t.
15 9 BEL19801022 ONGENA, Thomas Profel - Prorace (BEL) s.t.
16 110 GBR19790926 GILHAM, Kit Kinesis UK (GBr) s.t.
17 61 GER19861221 DEINHART, Raphael Pearl Izumi-Planet X (GBr) s.t.
18 19 SVK19770411 KOVAC, Maros Dukla Merida Tren. (SVK) s.t.
19 15 GBR19830621 RICHARDSON, Simon Plowman Craven (GBr) s.t.
20 115 GBR19781204 BJERGFELT, William Felt Racing/Planet X/Halfords Mixed (GBr) s.t.
21 16 GBR19780621 BARRAS, Tom Plowman Craven (GBr) 04:06:16
22 17 GBR19820108 OLIPHANT, Evan Plowman Craven (GBr) s.t.
23 76 GBR19890125 GRIFFITHS, Andrew Glendene (GBr)-Beveren 2000 s.t.
24 88 AUS19790427 JENNINGS, Cameron Pezula (IRL) s.t.
25 91 GBR19830926 ADAMS, Ross BC West Midlands (GBr) s.t.
26 37 GBR19700104 STEPHENS, Matthew Specialised-SigmaSpt. (GBr) s.t.
27 100 GBR19771218 CARTLAND, Richard Team Corley Cycles (GBr) 04:06:18
28 7 BEL19811006 BLUEKENS, Jan Profel - Prorace (BEL) 04:06:23
29 45 DEN19860116 NIELSEN Kim Marius Glud & Marstrand Horsens (DEN) 04:06:40
30 160 GBR19830902 BIALOBLOCKI, Marcin Sports Beans/ Wilier (GBr) 04:08:05
31 3 SWE19860317 JOHANSSON, Freddy Pinarrello Racing Team (GBr) 04:09:49
32 114 GBR19881222 LAST, Tom Kinesis UK (GBr) 04:10:56
33 20 SVK19730102 SIPEKY, Jan Dukla Merida Tren. (SVK) s.t.
34 11 BEL19850124 VAN DE VELDE Tom Profel - Prorace (BEL) s.t.
35 129 GBR19800804 CRAWFORTH, Jody ARCTIC-Premier Racing Team (GBr) s.t.
36 133 GBR19740828 HATCHER, Graeme Mixed Team/Isle of Man (GBr) s.t.
37 152 GBR19860711 PATTEN, Daniel PCA/Ciclos Uno/Whyte Mixed (GBr) s.t.
38 92 GBR19850126 CLINTON, Matt BC West Midlands (GBr) s.t.
39 145 GBR19840302 LAMPIER, Steve Mixed Team (GBr) s.t.
40 41 GBR19810628 WILLIAMSON, James Specialised-SigmaSpt. (GBr) s.t.
41 18 GBR19811002 COLEMAN, Neil Plowman Craven (GBr) s.t.
42 97 GBR19650316 CHAMBERLAIN, Roy Team Corley Cycles (GBr) s.t.
43 109 GBR19860724 SAMPSON, James Kinesis UK (GBr) s.t.
44 116 GBR19771026 JAMIESON, Duncan Felt Racing/Planet X/Halfords Mixed (GBr) s.t.
45 23 SVK19880708 VYSNA, Matej Dukla Merida Tren. (SVK) s.t.
46 107 IRL19740718 MORIARTY, Eugene International All Stars Mixed s.t.
47 49 GBR19810520 WILLCOCKS, Robert BC East Mids Devel. A (GBr) 04:11:21
48 103 GBR19770905 OLDHAM, Paul International All Stars Mixed 04:11:58
49 157 GBR19861001 PERRY, Marc Sports Beans/ Wilier (GBr) 04:12:33

50 65 NED19840513 JANSSEN, Jeroen Pearl Izumi-Planet X (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
51 163 GBR19880318 TIFFEN, Darren Inkland/MTS-Kuota/Biemme Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
52 70 GBR19800610 MACRAE, Scott Pedalpower.org.uk (Scotland) out of time limit (5%)
53 6 GBR19861213 WILLIAMS, Peter Pinarrello Racing Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
54 5 GBR19851208 MURRAY, Tom Pinarrello Racing Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
55 128 GBR19771229 MASON, Jon-Kris ARCTIC-Premier Racing Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
56 80 NED19881031 VAN WEL, Ruud Ruiter Dak Kappellen (NED) out of time limit (5%)
57 38 NED19850220 SYBRANDY Wouter Specialised-SigmaSpt. (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
58 44 DEN19850805 KNORR, Christian Glud & Marstrand Horsens (DEN) out of time limit (5%)
59 118 GBR19710812 LOVATT, Mark Felt Racing/Planet X/Halfords Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
60 68 GBR19730131 MURDOCH, Gordon Pedalpower.org.uk (Scotland) out of time limit (5%)
61 54 GBR19760206 BARRETT, Matthew BC East Mids Devel. A (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
62 42 GBR19800815 BYE, Andrew Specialised-SigmaSpt. (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
63 84 NED19720819 STEIGINGA, Sierd Ruiter Dak Kappellen (NED) out of time limit (5%)
64 162 GBR19700628 COULSON, David Sports Beans/ Wilier (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
65 93 GBR19740426 FORD, Martin BC West Midlands (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
66 113 CAN19861225 JAMES, Josh Kinesis UK (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
67 121 GBR19790214 HEMMANT, Tom Cycling Bargains RT Mixed Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
68 81 NED19890701 SLAGTER, Tom Ruiter Dak Kappellen (NED) out of time limit (5%)
69 67 GBR19810901 HAND, Gary Pedalpower.org.uk (Scotland) out of time limit (5%)
70 132 GBR19740117 TULLETT, Allister ARCTIC-Premier Racing Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
71 53 GBR19720526 JENNINGS, Matthew BC East Mids Devel. A (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
72 194 GBR19790520 CLARKE, David Team Lacuna out of time limit (5%)
73 159 GBR19870827 THWAITES, Mark Sports Beans/ Wilier (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
74 56 GBR19890322 FREND, Kieren KFS Special vehicles (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
75 148 GBR19760418 HUMPHESON, Sam Mixed Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
76 158 GBR19890411 WHENMAM, Billy-Joe Sports Beans/ Wilier (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
77 124 GBR19760701 MASON, Richard Cycling Bargains RT Mixed Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
78 189 GBR19821202 KIRK, Tom Go-Sportspex RT/Ashfield RC Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
79 34 GBR19791027 WILKINSON, Richard Science in Sport (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
80 26 GBR19830714 BRIGGS, Graham Rapha - Recycling (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
81 66 GBR19891123 JONES, Matthew Pearl Izumi-Planet X (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
82 71 GBR19780201 LINES, David Pedalpower.org.uk (Scotland) out of time limit (5%)
83 154 GBR19890120 KOGAN, Daniel PCA/Ciclos Uno/Whyte Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
84 151 GBR19740702 WHATLING, James PCA/Ciclos Uno/Whyte Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
85 130 GBR19781005 HOLMES, Matt ARCTIC-Premier Racing Team (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
86 187 IRL19891105 MARTIN, Thomas Mixed Team 2 (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
87 94 GBR19860403 ADAMS, Euan BC West Midlands (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
88 24 SVK19860106 ZACHAR, Branislav Dukla Merida Tren. (SVK) out of time limit (5%)
89 156 GBR19800824 SMITH, Luke PCA/Ciclos Uno/Whyte Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
90 172 GBR19690706 COOMBS, Wayne Mixed Team 2 (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
91 134 GBR19880710 FLYNN, Warren Mixed Team/Isle of Man (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
92 51 GBR19751112 BEETHAM, Geoffrey BC East Mids Devel. A (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
93 13 GBR19810424 MILLARD, James Plowman Craven (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
94 105 NZL19720920 SPENCE, Warrick International All Stars Mixed out of time limit (5%)
95 190 GBR19650625 SEATON, Matt Go-Sportspex RT/Ashfield RC Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
96 183 GBR19721225 WILSON, Ben Inkland/MTS-Kuota/Biemme Mixed (GBr) out of time limit (5%)
97 178 GBR19780127 JONES, Neil Mixed Team/Isle of Man (GBr) out of time limit (5%)


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