A good second race of the season for me at Hog Hill in London, a tough 2km circuit taking in ‘the Hoggenberg’ climb each lap. With multiple national champion Oli Stockwell of Ribble Pro Cycling and Tim Torrie from Vitus Pro Cycling racing I had planned to save my energy for the latter part of the race and attack with 1.5km to go. I sat last man in the bunch for the first 9 laps, riding the climb within myself and catching back on on the descent.
With 11 laps to go the pace blew up as riders drilled it to catch a large breakaway, we caught this break halfway up the climb. Knowing everyone would be gassed from the chase I then attacked switching to the left and powering over the climb, nobody got on my wheel so I smashed it through a couple corners before sprinting over the other small climb on the circuit. Next time I came up the berg someone shouted I had 35 seconds. I put my head down entered time trialling mode and 18km later arrived at the line alone and the best part of 20 seconds ahead of 2nd place. Finally my first solo win.