New signing storms home as Moore cycling team march on

A powerful victory by new signing Damien ‘El Dynamo’ Clayton continued the sparkling start to the season by Staveley’s cycling team, Andy Moore/J.E.James Racing.

Monday, 25th February 2019, 1:43 pm
Updated Monday, 25th February 2019, 2:47 pm
Damien El Dynamo Clayton storming to victory with maximum attack.

Clayton stormed home in a race at York Sports Village, with Dean Watson joining him on the podium in third in his first contest of the campaign and Andy Bishop, Aaron Chambers-Smith and Marc Layfield all exemplary as the support team.

Manager Andy Moore praised his troops’ performance, saying: “Once more, the race plan was followed to the letter.

“It was a dominant display from the lads. The victory for Damien was well deserved, and to have Dean on the podium as well was the icing on the cake.

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“With only three weeks of the season completed, we already have six trophies on the table. But the fun has only just begun!”

On an attacking, super-grippy circuit, it wasn’t long before the sparks began to fly, and early charges by Clayton were followed by repeated digs from Chambers-Smith and Watson, the North Midlands Road Race League champion, fresh from his winter training.

The peloton needed to keep a keen eye on every move made by the Moore team, but the strength of Clayton proved decisive as he soon made a powerful lunge that took him clear of the bunch.

Only one other rider was quick enough to latch on to him, and the pair gained a clear advantage, with Clayton pushing hard.

Counter-attacks were nullified time after time thanks to a solid display of defensive management from Bishop, Chambers-Smith and Layfield, who bossed the peloton with authority.

Seizing the initiative, Watson attacked hard, splitting the field, and was soon in a clear third, while his teammate forged on to an impressive win from the front.