Melton Olympic road race draws 60 riders

Dringy's Road Race top three - winner Ed Pickard (centre), runner-up Rhodri Owen (right) and Fraser Rounds EMN-160824-112152002
Dringy's Road Race top three - winner Ed Pickard (centre), runner-up Rhodri Owen (right) and Fraser Rounds EMN-160824-112152002

Melton Olympic Cycling Club held Dringy’s Road Race on the Wymondham circuit on Sunday as 60 category 3/4 riders rode 55 miles of rolling Rutland countryside.

The race came to life on the second lap when a group of six riders jumped off the front and pulled out a 45-second gap over the peloton.

The break proved telling as the group stayed away for the next three laps. The peloton didn’t get organised until the last two miles and by then it was too late, coming in 15 seconds behind the breakaway.

Ed Pickard (Leisure Lakes Cycles) was first acros the line from runner-up Rhodri Owen (Ynys Mon RT) and Fraser Rounds (unattached).

* Warm conditions for the last evening 10 TT of the season at Wymondham saw six riders looking to claim points for the league shake-up.

Results: 1 Steve Savage 22min 21secs, 2 Gary Ison 24.52, 3 Adam Gardner 25.18, 4 John Farnsworth 25.53, 5 Jim Sutherland 26.25, 6 Tony Palmer 32.41.