Scunthorpe open track races - Friday 2nd August - Kieran Hotsonreporting:
First race of the night was the 10 lap scratch around the fast 500m track. With attacks thick and fast splitting the group up. Matty Dobbing and I stayed up in the mix for the sprint with Matty up there and 4th for me.
Next up was the devil. Eliminating riders every lap until the last 5 to sprint out for the win. Both Matty and I made it to the last 5 selection with myself coming in 2nd place.
Next was the one mile scratch with a very fast start nearly catching both of us out from the gun we managed to recover and get back into contention gaining myself another 2nd place and Matty a top 5.
To round the night off was the 8 mile scratch race. Combined with all groups of riders on the night making it a big bunch. With 12 laps to the big attacks started with a group of 6 going up the road including Matty. With 10 laps to go I managed to bridge across solo to join him in the group and then taking turns covering the moves until the penultimate lap. I was in second wheel about to take my turn. The rider in front moved up the banking I moved to the front and surged while Matty just behind me moved up the banking and the following five riders all followed him playing cat and mouse. Gifting me a gap on the front, I Sprinted off as hard as I could down the finish straight taking the bell, then it was just a case of rolling round to take a comfortable win. A textbook piece of teamwork delivering the results.
Photo credit- Cameron Braithwaite
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