Rob Pears wins the British Cycling Over 55 National Crit Champs at Hillingdon. This adds to his LVRC National Time Trial Championship and his LVRC National Road Race title in 2018.
Steve Cottington Reports….
BC National Masters Crit Champs at Hillingdon this afternoon – Sir Rob Pears winner winner (age 55-59).
I broke away early with a chap for a long one, then joined by Rob who solo’d across to us and shouted ‘go go go’ I pushed and we dropped my fellow escapee, I took a deep breath and thought of a Bath 1-2 but sadly we was reeled in.
Then I joined Rob in another break of 4-5 but again no joy.
Then 5 laps to go and Peter jumped with perfect timing (with another chap) as the pack had a think about it, then Rob jumped across with 2-3 laps to go.
As I marshalled group we rolled into Pete and fellow escapee and the group sat up.
Yup they didn’t seem to realise Rob was gone and took a convincing win!