Allsopp led the series going into the event but things were still very close between the top 3. The pressure was on to defend Allsopp’s place at the top.
Both Kev and James dominated the race from the start, covering moves and chasing down breaks before getting Allsopp into the best position for the sprints.
Allsopp won both primes and the final sprint, which was a battle until the end between the top 3 riders in the series. With the team working so well together Allsopp gathered enough points to win the series comfortably.
James Veal also competed in the John Holman Road Race in Shaftsbury on Sunday (18th August).
In a field of 60 riders – mainly 2nd Cat – James’ tactics were to try and create an early break to avoid getting blocked as the course was on narrow wet roads.
James was able to get into several early breaks but, unfortunately, the fast-moving peloton managed to reel them in. The fast pace continued with other attacks being neutralized.
After recovering for a lap, James tried one last attack with 2kms to go. Again this was caught at the base of the final climb with James finishing in the main bunch.
James would like to thank both Wightlink and Wight Mountain for their continued support over the year.