Thanks to John Mullineaux of ukcyclesport.com, we have some very 'up close' footage of Neil almost knocking him over as he attacks for the last Prime of the Winter Series at Hillingdon. Watch out at 55secs.
Some great support from the youngest team members. You won't have to listen too hard to hear the shouts on the finish line!
Full race report here
Prime overall results here
Monday, 18 February 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
Launching early for the finale, he established a gap out on his own of 50+ metres, but the extra time in the wind took its toll and he was passed in the closing seconds by James Golbourne of Team V-Sprint who took the win.
New team member Michael Skipsey added to the growing sense of anticipation within the team as he crossed the line in 12th place - part of an accelerating rise of form for the Fireman from Luton.
He took 5 Prime Wins out of a total of 10 events and with 61 points, he managed a relatively comfortable victory over 2nd placed Greg Wiltshire.
"I started racing the Sprints as practice really," he said afterwards. "But once I realised I could compete and it added a bit of spice to the main race, it started to become more of an end in itself."