By Bob Jolliffe
PROLIFIC winner Sebastian Ader (a3crg) put seven seconds into Adam Topham (High Wycombe CC) and Conall Yates (In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT) to win Hampshire Road Club’s 10 at Liss on Saturday evening.
All three cracked off top quality 30mph-plus rides in an event run off in mainly sunny but breezy conditions: Ader clocked 19-52 while Topham, from Poole, and Yates tied with 19-59.
Totton’s Stephen Whitewick (VeloRefined Aerosmiths) took fourth with 20-15, CC Weymouth’s Greg Parker took seventh with 21-02 while the Waterside’s Ray Claridge (GA Cycles) was one place back with 21-21.
Olympic team pursuiter Joanna Rowsell (Wiggle Honda Women’s Pro Cycling) took 11th with 21-39 and Poole Wheeler Terry Icke was 16th with 21-54.
Bournemouth and Southampton area riders: Andrew Bryson (Peter Hansford Racing) 22-04, Andy Rivett (VC St Raphael) 22-38, Philip Connell (Sotonia CC) 24-17, Daniel Edwards (Sotonia) 24-45, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 27-52.
Gary Allan (GA Cycles) was among a contingent of early competitors which got caught in freezing rain and accompanying strong winds. He clocked a below par 25-09. New Forest CC’s Martin Balk and Bob Jolliffe also got a soaking and produced disappointing times of 30-35 and 30-57 respectively.
After disappointment due to the cancellation of the TT last week, this week Aron Kelly managed the win he’s been training for. After giving up triathlon to focus on the bike, he’s hoping to have more success this year. His partner Sonia Laurie was also fastest female, with a strong field of 5 NFCC female […]
Forget the hype of Wout Van Aert, the absence of Mathieu Van der Poel, the strength of Phillipe Gilbert and the bad form of Peter Sagan. From an idea 8 months ago, NFCC member Matt Cafferky (and Bill Mayes) tackled the event. Over to Matt in a fantastic report … here