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Glory for Hope at Broughton Hall as Skipton venue provides a sriff test
10:57pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 in Sport
Broughton Hall proved to be a stunning venue for the first round of this year’s Rapha Super Cross series.
And it produced a home win with the defending champions Hope Factory racing, based in Barnolds- wick taking the honours in the elite race.
They had the individual winner in Paul Oldham and took the team prize too.
Like their main rivals Hargroves-Specialized and Rapha/GB Development they had two riders in the top seven, but it was the third counting man who made the difference with Dave Collins taking 12th place for the holders to give them the verdict.
Bingley’s Rob Jebb was fifth for Hope Factory racing, while Barnoldswick-based Endura Racing rider Ian Wilkinson took eighth place.
Over 400 riders took part across the various categories and age groups, with the second round set for this Saturday at Misterton Hall, Lutterworth, before the finale at London’s Alexandra Palace on Sunday.
Elite Race: 1 Paul Oldham (Hope Factory Racing), 2 Jody Crawforth (Hargroves-Specialized), 3 Steve James (Hargroves-Specialized), 4 Adam Martin (Rapha/GB Development), 5 Rob Jebb (Hope Factory Racing), 6 Hugo Robinson (Rapha/GB Development), 7 Ben Sumner (Rapha/GB Development), 8 Ian Wilkinson (Endura Racing), 9 Dieter Droger (Dirtwheels Cycles), 10 Will Bergfelt (Cycle Premier-Kovert).