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David Hewett Blog – Full Steam Ahead

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Welcome back, hopefully I’ll manage to keep this month’s blog post update reasonably brief for once as there’s no real drama to talk about.

Instead, I’ve just had a solid month of pretty consistent training and racing, with one or two decent results thrown in for good measure. The form has been a little bit patchy, with a handful of days of slight fatigue balancing out periods where I had great legs, but on the whole it has been a relatively successful month.

With no racing for me on the first weekend of July, I have three races to report on: the Stockton Velo29-Altura Grand Prix (the second round of the HSBC UK Grand Prix Series – a.k.a. a Premier Calendar event), the London Dynamo Summer Road Race (a National B event) and the Hoops 3 Day Stage Race (a National B event comprising four stages).

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Stockton Velo29-Altura Grand Prix (51st place)

After travelling up late the night before, I lined up feeling good and hoping for a decent result, but it turned out the course was far more unselective and in favour of a bunch sprint than I had realised.

There was a 8 km stretch of main road out of the city centre, taking us onto 10 laps of a 13.3 km circuit that was ‘rolling’ a