The first league race of 2017 set a high bar for the season. The conditions were extremely difficult with the wind causing a problem for many riders and splitting the field after 2 laps. Helen McKay (Les Filles RT) and Helen Ralston (Sigma Sport) spent over an hour in a 2 man break until they were caught by a chasing group of 8.
The other 20 riders still on the road chased hard but the gap was just too large to close and 10 went into the final sprint. Joscelin Lowden (Aprire HSS Hire) timed her move perfectly and had put some distance between her and Charlotte Colclough (Bianchi Dama) by the time they crossed the line. Helen Ralston completed the podium.
Thank you to Ipswich BC for organising yet another brilliant and animated Spring Scramble and to everyone else who came to support the race. Most importantly, thanks to all the riders who raced hard and left nothing on the road!
The current league standings after 1 event can be found here.