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Skipper is speediest

PUBLISHED: 11:06 13 June 2008 | UPDATED: 07:28 01 August 2010

Joe Skipper celebrated his return home to Lowestoft from university by winning the 80-mile Beccles Road Race.

Skipper, Daniel Kogan, another 19-year-old, and vastly experienced Kevin Chambers broke away with about 35 miles to go.

Joe Skipper celebrated his return home to Lowestoft from university by winning the 80-mile Beccles Road Race.

Skipper, Daniel Kogan, another 19-year-old, and vastly experienced Kevin Chambers broke away with about 35 miles to go. Their attack received a massive helping hand from fate when the barrier arm of Ringsfield railway level crossing descended in front of the bunch.

Phil Hetzel (IBC) launched a lone pursuit but did not catch the breakaways.

Up front, Kogan (PCA Ciclos Uno) put in a lot of work to maintain the break's advantage and the trio had two minutes in hand at the line.

In the last few hundred yards Chambers cramped up and Skipper (Lotto/Interbike) got the better of Kogan.


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