Report by Road Race Secretary Paul Butler
It’s a “win win” situation for Sydenham! In a fantastic week for the club, both Rob Thatcher and Paul Butler scored their first wins of the season. On Tuesday 7th June at Hillingdon Rob dominated the sprint in the 3rd and 4ths race at Hillingdon. After a series of failed attacks by other riders throughout the evening the race came down to a bunch finish as it often does. On the final right hand bend Rob jumped the field just before anyone else had started their sprint and with his awesome power he opened quite a gap with about 350m to go. He was too strong for anyone to go with him and he held off the field for a brilliant first win.
The next night saw Paul secure his first win in the Devil at Herne Hill velodrome, riding most of the race from the front and then narrowly taking the sprint from the remaining 3 riders at the bell.
What a week!!