Season starts with Victory

Coventry based Elite Cycling team “Team Jewson M.I.Racing Polypipe”started their 2014 Road Racing season with victory. Hinckley based team member and former British International and Professional (in Spain) Mike Twelves, showed excellent early form, when competing in the Nene Valley promotion at Towcester, Northamptonshire on Sunday riding in the 42 mile event which was for 40 45 and 50 cat riders, Twelves was part of a breakaway group the formed on the first of 7 laps, at the end of the 2nd lap, only Twelves and 2 younger riders were left, and they had a lead of 30 secs over the main field, which they maintained until 2 laps to go, when several riders bridged to gap, the group staying clear to the finish, Twelves, easily winning the 50+ race Team mate John Stevenson (Warwick) finished in the next group and was 3rd in the 50+ race. And team mates Richard Evans and Richard Shimmell, finished in the main pack In the Race for riders 55 yrs and over Former National Champion John French and 6 other riders powered clear on the first of 6 laps, never to be seen again, French always the strong rider in the group. With 2 laps to go French broke clear and only former Professional, and Olympic and World Championship rider, Bob Downs go with him, and they stayed clear to the finish, with Downs, using his very fast finish to gain victory and French taking 2 place meanwhile Team Mate Ray Robinso, had been chasing the whole race, on his own and came in with a few other riders who had caught him ½...