Ottershaw Road Race Series 2010
Sunday 7th November

The season ended on an encouraging note for Paul Holdsworth (Hounslow & District Wheelers) when he took the second place in the third (and final) event of the Twickenham CC's Winter Road Race Series last Sunday.

Paul was narrowly outsprinted by his breakaway companion, Colin McDermott (Festival RC) after the pair had been away on their own for the last six laps of the 2.5 mile finishing circuit. Holdsworth had started the action by breaking away on his own, but was rapidly joined by McDermott and the pair worked together to stay away from a strong chasing group. Paul commented “I know that circuit well and I know the best way to ride to hold off chasers: take it steady on the climbs and then push hard on the easy sections.” His strategy worked until the last few yards, but nevertheless second place was a good result for him against a classy field which included a number of elite category riders.

The overall winner of the three race series was Lewis Atkins (Orbea-For Goodness Shakes). Paul Holdsworth finished 12th.

View the full results here

Chris Lovibond