5th May 2013
After his dads pathetic time trial, I know I wasn’t going to mention it again, but boy did it rain!
Anyway, Phil raced the Elite to 3rd Cat Road Race over the Stockbridge course. This featured numerous elites, big teams and was Phil’s first race for while in a team*
This was a big boys race on a mans course and Phil didn’t disappoint, in a break early on after attacking Magnus Backstedt on the 1st lap on the major climb no less! (Magnus – Ex pro – Only won Paris Roubaix in 2004). This break soon swelled to 8, with 3 of these from Felt Racing.
However this break was being chased and just before the last lap, the breakaway was caught, attacks followed and a break from break formed, unfortunately Phil ended up in the 2nd break.
A Felt rider won, with Phil finishing a brilliant 10th place, plus £15 better off.
* Team of 6, soon whittled down to 4 starters, then whittled down to 2 finishers.