ISLAND RACE TEAM COMPETE AT THE FAMOUS GOODWOOD CIRCUIT

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Matt Allsopp, Stu Waite and Ian Hayden of the Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team made their way to the Goodwood race circuit on Tuesday for the 4th race in their competitive series.

Allsopp lined up in the E12 race, which was 12 laps of the famous circuit. The Wightlink rider made plenty of attempts to breakaway from the main bunch but with a good standard of riders the attacks were always covered or reeled in.

A battle to get away in the last 2 laps of the race came to nothing and the race finished in a bunch sprint, where Allsopp took 6th place and gain yet more points for the 2017 season.

Stu Waite and Ian Hayden took the start in the combined 3rd and 4th category race. With a field of 80 riders Waite and Hayden showed their strengths by being on the front for most of the race, setting the pace and also making attempts to get away.

A few crashes in the last 2 laps and one on the final bend, which Hayden and Waite narrowly avoided, disrupted their run in to the finish line and they missed out on the top 10.

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