Northumbrian Water′s stunning Derwent Reservoir played host to the first stage of the ′Northumbrian Water Tour of the Reservoir′ part of British Cycling′s elite road series on Saturday 12 April.
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Alex Peters from team Madison Genesis beat his team-mate, Pete Hawkins, in a close finish to record a time of 2 hours fifty-three minutes and 21 seconds and clinch victory on the opening day of the Northumbrian Water Tour of the Reservoir. Team Rayleigh′s Yanto Barker finished third.
Stage one of the race on Saturday April 12, 2014 consisted of a 75 mile uphill circuit starting in Blanchland Village at 1.30pm. Cyclists completed five gruelling laps of the tough roads around Blanchland and Edmundbyers to compete for selection for day two of the event.
Riders who qualify to race on day two on Sunday April 13 2014 will then battle it out over eight laps (104 miles) of the round the reservoir race route circling Derwent Reservoir. Cyclists will set off at 10.20am, again from the race headquarters in Blanchland Village, racing at speeds of up to 60mph.
Winner of stage 1, Alex Peters from hackney in London he said: "It was really tough, windy and quite cold."
For more information please contact Oliver Rogers on 07807474016 at Derwent Reservoir.