Bostock wins again in Newcastle
Matt Bostock maintained his perfect record in the HSBC UK | National Circuit Series as he claimed victory once more at the Newcastle Crit.
An initial group of four including Bostock, Ryan Christensen (Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes), Jacob Scott (SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling) and Mein put time into the main bunch in the opening laps after an attack by Scott, who would go on to finish third.
That gap would be extended to over a minute by Mein by the end of the one-hour race, after taking the attack up from the front, dropping Scott and Christensen, with only Bostock able to go with him.
Mein’s attack took some early prisoners too, including George Wood (SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling) who was third in the overall standings prior to the evening’s racing, Graham Briggs (Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK) and Gabriel Cullaigh (Team Wiggins Le Col). A total of 34 riders would register as DNFs by the end of the race after Mein’s blistering run to the finish.
The Tarteletto – Isorex rider had been on the front of the under-23 duo for close to an hour, with Bostock providing little help. However, it would still come down to a sprint between the two for the finish line, eventually being taken by in-form Bostock fresh from his wins at the Otley GP and Wales Open Criterium.