Beaumont Trophy 2014
A sunny weekend in Northumberland brought out some of the best professional riders on the domestic scene for the 2014 Beaumont trophy. This year the race had been upgraded top a UCI 1.2 race which meant there was also a few professional teams from abroad trying their luck against some of the top Brits. The spirit team turned up with a full squad which was impressive due to an injury/illness packed season thus far. Jack, Mark and Jozef were joined by guest riders, Julian Pearson, Jack Beezer and Matt Exley, Giving the team some much needed strength in depth. The 187km race started at a rapid rate, whit lots of attacks on the opening laps of the small circuit, all been covered by at least one of the team. Before long a large group of around 20 riders had broken away including Josef, mark managed to get in a small chase group but unfortunately the front of the race was a full gas by this point and he was unable to make the bridge to the front group. As Jozef continued to work strongly in the front group full of Britain’s top riders. The bunch had settled down and the rest of the team knew they just needed to be attentive and stay near the front of the bunch to avoid been on the wrong side of splits over the main climb of the day the ryles. Jozef managed to claim 16th place which was very respectful given his company. Jack managed to chip of the front of the bunch in the closing Km’s with James Moss from velosure, Mark and Jack Beezer came home in what was left of the bunch. Unfortunately Julian’s legs fell off towards the end of the race due to the distance and Matt Exley punctured in the last 20kms. The team can take lots of positives away from the race and hopefully move onwards and upwards.