Premier Calendar – Tour Of the Reservoir 2012
Author: Chris Maher, Pictures Courtesy of Chris Maher | Photography
Tour Of the Reservoir 06th May 2012
Round one, Maldon Dengie saw Alexandre Blain (Endura Racing) win with Ben Grenda (Rapha Condor Sharp) second and Matt Cronshaw (Node4 Giordana Racing) third.
Round two, Tour Doon Hame saw Jonny McEvoy (Endura Racing) win with Scott Thwaites (Endura Racing) second and Bernard Sulzberger (Team Raleigh-GAC) third in a three part race.
British Cycling’s Premier Calendar road cycle race returned to Northumberland for the 3rd round of the 2012 series.
Eight laps of the 12 mile Derwent Reservoir circuit, 154 kms distance, setting off with a 10.20am rolling start out ofBlanchlandVillage. Travelling anti-clockwise around the Reservoir, the race will finish by-passing the entrance to the dam and climb up the to the usual finish line from the reverse direction.
A five man group broke free on the first lap of Derwent Water, Russell Downing (Endura Racing), Magnus Backstedt (Team UK Youth Pro Cycling, Tom Moses (100% ME), Jamie Sparling (Team Raleigh-GAC) and Paul Oldham (Team Hope Factory Racing). This group was brought back by the second lap where several attacks came to nothing.
Race winner Scott Thwaites (Endura Racing) made his break out of the peleton along the team mate Ian Wilkingson and Russell Downing. Peter Hawkins (Team IG Sigma Sport) rode up the final climb into second position, with Downing a close third. Graham Briggs (Team Raleigh-GAC) was unable to bridge the gap with Andrew Tennant (Rapha Condor Sharp) leading the bunch some five seconds later.
- Scott Thwaites Endura Racing
- Peter Hawkins Team IG Sigma Sport
- Russell Downing Endura Racing
- Graham Briggs Team Raleigh-GAC
- Andrew Tennant Rapha Condor Sharp
- Pete Williams Node4 Giordana Racing
- Marcel Six Metaltek SCOTT
- Michael Berling Cycle Premier Kovert
Standings after Round 3
- Scott Thwaites 244 Endura Racing
- Jonathon McEvoy 154 Endura Racing
- Erick Rowsell 149 Endura Racing
British Cycling | Premier Calendar 2012 Series
01 April Maldon Dengie (Essex)
08-09 April TourDoonHame – 3Day
06 May Tour Of the Reservoir
13 May LincolnGrand Prix
01 July BeaumontTrophy
08 July StocktonFestival of Cycling