Andy Postlethwaite maintained his form with his second New Forest CC Time Trial victory on Tuesday evening. New Forest CC were running the event on the redefined P163 course which loops round towards Lymington on the B3054, before heading turning left at Portmore Crossroads, heading to South Baddesley, East End, Hatchet Pond and back towards Lymington.
Andy was rewarded for his aggressive start by taking a 20 second lead over second placed rider Lyndon Thompson at the halfway point of the race. Andy maintained that advantage until the finish line and recorded a great time of 23:56 and a new course record. Lyndon Thompson finished in 24:14, with Stewart Ward making up the top three in 24:58. Andy was thrilled with the win and commented “it was a real surprise to take the win tonight, I went out real hard and had the confidence that I could hold it til the end.” Stew Ward was a little less happy with the result having had to make some adjustments to his bike for the UCI Amateur World Championships next week. “I’ve had to make some adjustments to the bike for UCI compliance and it going to take a bit of getting used to”. Robert Veal battled with Justin Priest throughout the course and there was barely a second between them. Robert did just enough to hold off Justin by 2 seconds in 25:47. Justin was beset with a mechanical issue and ponies during his ride and was closing down fast on Robert at the end.
Good luck to all the NFCC riders representing GB at the World Championships next week in Albi, France.
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