Spanish Export

Tour of the Glens

Report by Sean Gordon

A superhuman performance by Scotland’s most valuable export to Spain, Craig Wallace, saw him take the inaugural Tour of the Glens National B in Blairgowrie this past Sunday. On roads seldom used by the organisers of Scottish road races, Wallace was able to pull out nearly four minutes on his breakaway companions over the hills of Perthshire.

In a race that well suited the climbers of the Scottish peloton, an early breakaway consisting of Ruari Grant, Craig Wallace, Matthias Barnet, Kenny Riddle, Scott McCrossan, David Griffith and Rob Friel, who were later joined by Jack Barrett who bridged on his own, was the move that stuck over the 70 mile race route. Although the line-up seemed to promise a good race, Wallace had other ideas as he took off on his own to walk his second victory of the week having won the Aberdeen evening race on Thursday.

Back in the lead group, Jack Barrett was just able to edge out Scott McCrossan for second with Ruari Grant and David Griffiths rounding out the top 5. First vet and first junior were also contained in the front group with Kenny Riddle finishing in 6th for the former and Matthias Barnet finishing in 8th for the latter.