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Boardman battles wind to win

By New Forest CC press secretary Bob Jolliffe
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NEW Forest Cycling Club’s Ben Boardman overcame Sunday’s numbingly cold wind to power around his club’s first time trial of the season on the testing Holmsley-Burley 10-mile circuit to win in 24min 54sec.
With top New Forest performers Gary Lock and John Heffernan missing – Lock away on triathlon duties and Heffernan suffering a painful knee – and a below-par performance from Nick O’Hara; Boardman’s main opposition came from visiting riders.
It was down to New Milton’s Tony Green (GA Cycles) to take second with a nippy 25-05, while third went to Come-and-Try-It rider Alli Rogers with a startlingly-good first-time effort, given the conditions, of 26-20.
Next-best home club rider was James Bannister another six seconds in arrears. Fifth went to another Come-and-Try-It lad, Sacha Ring, with 26-29, while home-grown junior Hugo Walters took sixth with 26-38.
Others (New Forest CC unless stated): Nick O’Hara and Jono Parker Davies (Come-and-Try-It) tied with 26-55, Stuart Peckham 26-51, Pete Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 27-18, Geri Robinson 28-01, Dan Edwards (Sotonia CC) 28-02, Graham Lenton 28-34, Tim Wildschut (Sotonia) 28-39, Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) 29-16, Nigel Wilson 29-30, Hugh Roper 29-38, Nick Hall (Bournemouth Arrow) 29-41, Peter Weaver 30-31, Chris Conrath 30-31, Jamie Walby 31-12, Peter Norris 32-13, Nicholas Kearley 33-15, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 33-16, Will Taylor 33-23, Bob Jolliffe 33-24, Chris Mills 34-09, Mark Jefferies 34-50 and Martin Balk 38-51.

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