Yesterday was my 2nd adult race that I have been able to compete in with my dispensation from attaining 50 points in youth A races.
I was not sure how the race would go but I was confident in my strength that I would be able to stay with the pace of the race. I decided to test myself and the group very early on in the race by attacking on the first lap on the first hairpin of the Cyclopark full circuit and I formed a early break with 2 riders but this break was never going to stay away to the end so I dropped back to the peloton and sat in the wheels.
Throughout the race I was pushing the pace to try and catch 2 riders that broke away but this was unsucessful so it became a race for 3rd place for me. With 5 laps to go, a large rain shower hit the circuit slowing the pace of the race and made positioning very important. It came down to a sprint at the end for 3rd and I was in a good position and made up some places in the sprint but I was just beaten on the line into 5th.
This was a very good race to do and it had many positives for me like placing in the top 5 with youth A gear restrictions.
Thank you to all the marshals and organisers from Medway Velo for organising the race and Cyclopark as well