26/03/2012 - PINVIN ABC RACE REPORT
Location :PINVIN, WORCESTERSHIRE
What a difference a week makes ! From freezing rain and sleet at Fleche Waltonne last week , to blue skies and warm sunny conditions at Pinvin.
The A/B/C race was run off at a very fast pace on a flat circuit with little wind.
An early break of three , including Mike Twelves Team Jewson and Andrew Prince, Stafford Road club was brought back after the first lap.
After a few skirmeshes , Wayne Coombs , Pete Georgi, Team Giant and Phil Rayner Welland Valley CC, broke clear , soon to be joined by Jon Stevenson Team Jewson ,and Terry Cooper, Solihull CC with Mike Twelves making a massive solo effort to cross the gap.
These six established a good lead, working well together and averaging 26mph for two laps , but astonishingly the bunch got themselves sorted into a very efficient unit and brought the escapees back with a lap and a half to go.
After a brief lull in the pack ,Pete Georgi took his chance and jumped away on his own...He who hesitates misses the bus ! And Pete time trialled to a superb solo victory coming home 30 seconds clear of a mass brawl of a bunch gallop. Phil Rayner was fastest to the line for 2nd place followed by Mike Twelves , Wayne Coombs and Chris Horsfield with Sam Bills, Team Afford also in the mix.