“Macca” Snags 2nd in Clayton Spring Classic

Metaltek Racing TeamThe Metaltek Cycling Team launches with a great season start as David ‘Macca’ McGowan solely took on the other main UK domestic and UCI teams to finish a brilliant 2nd in the Clayton Spring Classic.

Macca admitted he was a bit intimidated by the strong field. After all, the UCI teams of Rapha, Madison-Genesis and Velosure-Giordana had the numbers and talent. But, once the race started and the selection was made, it all became very even. At the end of a very tough 55 miles facing gale force winds Macca took his chance.

“Simon Wilson (Wheelbase) went on the final lap with three miles to go,” Macca said, describing the final stages of the race. “I got across to him and then he went again. He drifted off the front, looked round and he just nailed it to earn him a gap of around 16 seconds. Rapha and Giordana did put up a chase but clearly Simon had the legs. Just before the kicker at the finish, Handley attacked and I went with him and when he got to the top, two other riders came across and then everyone was looking at each other and seeing where the other riders were, so I just thought, ‘I’ll have this’ and went for it down the right hand side and opened up a gap. The finishing straight did seem like a long way with the headwind. I’m pleased with the result and it’s one that gives me good motivation ahead of The Soens race, which is my local event at Aintree. Not really a race that suits me but it has such prestige, and with being a scouser, there is a lot on my shoulders to do well.”

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