Verulam ReallyMoving overcome the weather to claim impressive trio of wins
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Three wins lit up a miserable week weather-wise for Verulam ReallyMoving Racing Team as their tremendous debut season shows no sign of stopping.
Marcel Six got things underway by claiming another win in the Bovingdon Bomber series.
Strong winds and pouring rain made conditions difficult to say the least but a strong contingent from the team kept the colours to the front.
Clay Davies, James Hedley-Smith, Paul McGrath and Gary Nugent all started ambitiously, with numerous attacks but it was Six who got into a three-man break before bing joined by Hedley-Smith and one other.
Davies and McGrath did sterling work in the peloton to cover any chase being organised and it led to the fron-five sprinting for the win, with Six getting his wheel in front and Hedly-Smith coming home fourth.
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Six added to that win by triumphing at the Hog with an Occasional Hill race at Redbridge.
Wind was again a big factor and such is the growing reputation of the team that any attempt to launch an escape was marked swiftly by the rest of the peloton.
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In the end it was another rider who got clear before being hauled back just before the bunch sprint.
And with the multiple attacks failing, Six jumped jumped away for a convincing win with Luke Houghton also getting in the top 10 in ninth.
The team’s third win came courtesy of Jared Millar in the Berkhamsted CC Road Race.
Raced around the short Mentmore circuit on Sunday, Verulam Reallymoving had the largest team in the race and used the numerical advantage to keep control of all moves off the front.
John Jones put in a huge amount of work at the front, ably-assisted by Millar, Gavin Bench and Paul Williams.
Jones and Bench escaped for one circuit before being caught ahead of a bunch sprint.
A big crash saw Jones and Williams hit the tarmac but Millar avoided the carnage to take the win.
He said: “After trying to open up a few breaks it become clear that it was going to come down to a bunch sprint.
“I then changed tactics to conserve energy and ensure I was well positioned and thankfully it all worked to plan.
“Unfortunately a few teammates were caught in the crash and I wish them a quick recovery”