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Scottish Cycling Super 6 Series – Event 2, Wanlockhead

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The the words of Gary Hand in the run up to this weekend’s race, and with Ben Greenwood (Rapha Condor-Recycling) pulling out of the second round of the Scottish Cycling Super 6 due to injury, it looked set to follow a similar pattern to the first round, being dominated by Pedal Power;

“I knew you’d ask that! With my teammate Gordon Murdoch in second place in the series, there’s no pressure on me, and all I would say is that it’ll be hard for someone to win who’s not in Pedal Power!”.

– Review by Lewis Oliphant –

However, on the day the best they could manage was 8th, with Gary himself finishing 12th, only just edging out first Junior Dean Martin (Velo Ecosse) by a handfull of seconds.

Scottish Cycling Super 6
Race Winner Arthur Doyle. Photo©Martin Williamson

On the descent at the start of the second lap, a group of 8 riders started to open a healthy gap on the main bunch. Pre-race favourites Gary Hand (winner of round 1), his Pedal Power team mate Gordon Murdoch and PCA’s James MaCallum all missed this break.

It would be another lap before these 3 could break away from the Peloton, which was doing a good job of marking them, but by the time they made there move it was too late for a major position.

Despite a cool Northerly wind and a few flurries of snow and hail, the main challenge was the pot holed descent from the start/finish line, which caused numerous punctures in both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ races.

The top 2 places were decided at the bell after Arthur Doyle (Dooleys Cycles) and Phil Brown (Velo Ecosse) opened a small gap contesting the final sprint prime, holding off the remaining riders in the initial front break-away group.

Phil attacked Arthur on the penultimate climb but Arthur was too strong and held Phil off for the victory. Micky Mallen (GS Metro) crossed the line in third. Arthur dedicated his win to Jason Macintyre by pointing to the sky as he crossed the line.

Ride of the day surely went to Dean Martin, in his first year as a junior and only just coming back from a broken collar bone finishing on the wheel of round one winner Gary Hand to take the Junior prize.

Scottish Cycling Super 6 Result

1 Arthur Doyle Dooleys Cycles Racing Team 02:45:44
2 Phillip Brown Velo Ecosse @ 17 secs
3 Micky Mallen GS Metro @ 01:56
4 Paul McInally East Kilbride RC @ 01:58
5 Michael Nicolson Glasgow Wheelers @ 02:02
6 Stephen Russell EKroadclubcyclelane @ 02:24
7 Raymond Wilson Sandy Wallace Cycles @ 03:22
8 James McCallum Plowman Craven @ 04:22
9 Gordon Murdoch PedalPower.org.uk / Endura RT @ 04:24
10 Jason Roberts Glasgow Nightingale CC @ 04:29
11 Jim Cusick Glasgow Couriers / DB- Developm @04:54
12 Gary Hand Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura Race T @ 05:47
13 Dean Martin Equipé Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers @ 05:52
14 David Lines Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura Race T @ 05:59
15 Euan Pope Glasgow Couriers — DB Developme @ 06:17
16 Andrew Matheson Musselburgh Roads cc @ 06:23
17 Chris Thomson VC Astar/Anderside @ 06:37
18 Colin Ash Andersons Racing @ 06:38
19 Andrew Tinsley onimpex RT Bioracer @ 06:41
20 Joe Wilson Sandy Wallace Cycles @ 06:45
21 Paul Coats Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura Race T @ 06:54
22 Peter Murdoch EKroadclubcyclelane @ 07:11
23 Lewis Oliphant Equipé Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers @ 07:56
24 Veli-Matti Raikkonen Granite City RT same time
25 Chris Smart Glasgow Couriers same time
26 Ian Taylor MTS CYCLESPORT INKLAND @ 07:58
27 Alan Thomson Glasgow Couriers — DB- Developm same time
28 Keith Smith Glasgow Wheelers @ 08:00
29 Raymond Reidy Leslie Bikeshop – Right Move @ 08:03
30 Mark Baugh Stirling Bike Club same time
31 Richard Garrett Edinburgh RC – The Bicycleworks @08:04
32 David Gibson Dooleys RT @ 08:05
33 Derek Walker East Kilbride RC same time
34 Mark Richards East Kilbride Road Club @ 08:10
35 Rab Wardell Sandy Wallace Cycles @ 08:16
36 Kevin Barclay Pedalpower.org.uk/Endura Race T @ 08:40
37 Aaron Murray Velo Ecosse @ 08:51
38 Neil Withington Andersons Racing @ 08:58
39 Barry Crumlish Glasgow Couriers — DB Developme @ 09:06
40 Graham McGarrity Dooleys @ 09:21
41 Stephen Hoey Glasgow Ivy CC @ 12:17
42 Tom Worthington Glasgow Nightingale CC @ 12:47
43 Magnus Davidson Squarewheels Cycles @ 12:54
44 Jamie Drever Glasgow Wheelers @ 37.06
45 James Daly Johnstone Wheelers @ 45.57

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