VC Venta Summer RR

VC Venta Summer RR - 23rd June - 5th - Joe West reporting:

On Sunday I made my way down to stockbridge for the vc venta RR, the course is perfect with it's undulating profile and a punchy climb every lap and being the finish at the top of the climb it suited me perfectly! Having raced here last year and finished 8th I was determined to better that result.

The race started pretty quick with attacks happening left right and centre. But, I kept calm as I had my tactics sorted, attack in the 3rd climb and split the race which I did and it kinda worked but coming over the top someone countered and made a 4 man breakaway.

Coming into the last lap the break were insight and everyone worked well to close the gap before the climb to the finish started. I hit the climb real hard in the middle and distanced most of the remaining peleton, 3 guys were in front including 1 from the break, but coming to the line I didn't quite have the legs to catch or out sprint the guy on my wheel and come home respectively in 5th place.

Thanks to all the sponsors for what was a fantastic race and well organised event. Special thanks to VC Venta for organising the race!

Thanks to sponsors:

TBW23. https://www.tbw23.com/

Stuart Hall Cycling. https://stuarthallcycling.co.uk/

Gett Taxi Uk. https://gett.com/uk/

TBW The Bike Warehouse www.thebikewarehouse.net

Bottecchia https://www.bottecchiauk.com/

Endura https://www.endurasport.com/

Le Col https://lecol.cc/?

Clive Emson https://www.cliveemson.co.uk/

Lake shoes http://www.lakecycling.com/

Rotor http://www.velotechservices.co.uk/shop/Vcat3.asp

Chapeau http://www.chapeau.cc/

Velotoze http://www.velotoze.com

Andrew Hillman https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-hillman-48533463?

Wigmore Cycling Club http://www.bc-clubs.co.uk/wigmorecc/