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Richard Booth away on his own heading for World Title, cruelly stopped by mechanical misfortune

posted 30 Aug 2016, 11:59 by Richard Nichol   [ updated 30 Aug 2016, 13:07 ]
Got down to Austria got a bug so couldn't ride TT.  Recovered to ride World Masters; got in break of 4 riders and was about a minute clear on last climb of race. I dropped the other 3 who had been struggling a bit on going over the crest of hill went to put it in big ring. Shipped chain which got jammed between frame and chainwheel.  Took ages to get free and have big gouge in chainstay.  From heading for world title to being left helpless at road side really tough to take.  Absolutely Gutted!!!