3C’s Faith Fisher competed at the Women’s Masters Road Race on Sunday, competing against some of the strongest riders in the country only one week after winning Rider London.
Starting in the village of Quainton, North of Oxford, the 100km windy, lumpy course took its toll on the 96 starting riders with the main group shrinking to around 30 by the finish. Faith’s from the outset was to cover every break, and when an early break went in mile 8 she went for it. However, with only her and one other, the break lasted for 15 miles before rejoining the group.
In the closing miles of the race Chanel Mason went off the front alone, winning the race with well over a minute lead on the main bunch with Michelle Lee a little way behind. The main bunch sprinted for the finish up a gruelling hill with Jennifer George winning the sprint to come 3rd Overall. Faith sprinted to 11th and secured her 2nd Category race licence.
With only a season’s experience of bike racing and Ride London in her legs, Faith’s result is a massive achievement. Go Faith!