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!