The Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli road team retained their crown as Northern Cup champions as part of the OVO Energy Tour Series at Durham on Saturday night. The team headed into the final round in poll position for the trophy after some clever and consistent riding in Motherwell and Aberdeen earlier in the week.
Racing alongside riders from the best teams in the UK such as Madison Genesis and Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes, the Wheelbase squad compete in the Northern rounds of the Tour Series. As winners of the Northern Cup they’ll go on to Brooklands Motor Racing circuit next Saturday to compete against the winners of the Southern Cup for the overall national title.
Conditions at Saturday’s round in Durham provided a tough challenge for the riders, as the rain fell in the North East it made for a treacherous race around the city centre circuit which included a cobbled section. Early on in the race one Wheelbase rider, Matt Clarke, was caught up in a crash as the pace was fast and furious from the start. The Wheelbase squad will continue to compete in national elite races throughout the summer culminating in the National Championships in Norwich on 30th June.