George Atkins might not have picked up the much anticipated win he was earlier looking for on his birthday, but star gave Leicester Castle Classic high marks. It was not like a bad day for George Atkins as his hundred per cent ME team-mate Simon Yates won the very first city race that attracted huge crowds around the four kilo meter circuit.
George told that he wanted to win the race, but when Sam and Simon got in the break, that limited his scopes. The national elite circuit series winner stated that he was happy that someone from the team got the win on the day. It was a very good event and was really nice to have a lot of backing and support on the circuit. The weather too was also fine and that was another plus point. Therefore, it was not a bad way to spend his birthday.
The twenty lap race offered high speed racing and George Atkins, who finished the race on 26th spot, added that the tight nature of the race course had added to the atmosphere of the event. The cobbled section, where people were sitting on the grass watching, had a really good feel to it. Atkins rated it as a top class event; one of the top class events in the United Kingdom.
The rider of the Great Britain Academy is in a heavy training mode but he has 2 races later this week. On Sunday, he will hit the Rotherham road. On Monday, he will hit the local roads for Metaltek Grand Prix at Harby Hill, which is now attracting a quality field of riders.