Islington CC Hog Hill Crit Reg A - 10/08 - Peter Merritt reporting:
The conditions at Hog Hill for the Islington CC Crit were quite extreme with rain and force 9 winds. Nevertheless, this did not deter the big field that lined up on the day. The race was made especially difficult by the direction of the wind that met us every time we went up the circuit's hill, 'the Hoggenberg'. A breakaway that got clear in the first couple of laps was brought back 20 minutes into the race. With the bunch clearly tired out by the effort it took to chase the break down, I saw my opportunity and put a dig in to get away. After a few laps, I pushed my advantage out to 38 seconds over the peloton. Coming into the last lap, I still had a healthy lead over the rest of the field, and after a final push up the Hoggenberg, I was able to take my first win of the season!
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