Phil Williams (Liverpool Phoenix Aintree CC) broke the course record by more than two minutes, despite suffering a mechanical problem, as he took victory in the Circuit of Kinder in Derbyshire on Sunday.
The 31-year-old from Liverpool not only shattered the record but also finished three minutes and 22 seconds ahead of his closest rival, VCUK Velochampion’s Lee Baldwin who completed in 1:12.08. Joost de Moor of Cheshire Mavericks CC was third in 1:13.14.
Speaking after the event, Williams said: “I felt like a fast day, but it was my first race of the year so I wasn’t sure how I would go. But the wind was calm generally, with a tailwind on the way back which helped that little bit.
“I knew I was doing well in the first half, then it’s fast downhill after that, so I knew I was on for a good time.
“Last week I came over and did a bit of a recce of the course and took in a few other hills, so I had a rough idea what it was going to be like, which helped me I think.
“I had a mechanical with my chain coming off on a descent which cost me about a minute having to stop and sort that out which was a bit annoying.”
Holly Carter (Manchester Wheelers) was the fastest woman in 1:39.11 with Sally Cunliffe of VC Melyd second in 1:42.23. Liverpool Braveheart BC’s Alison Howell completed the women’s podium in 01:42.28.
Top Under-23 was Benjamin Horrobin (Horwich CC) in 01:21.26 and fastest over-40 veteran was Chris Edmondson (Velotik RT) in 1:14.47. Andrew Hicklin (Fusion CC Dronfield) took the over-50 prize with 1:18.36.
A hill climb section of the course was timed, although it was just for fun, and the fastest rider on this section was Courtney Blockley-Campton of Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT who made it up in 03.55.
The winning team was Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles trio of Sam Clark, Tom Thornely and Jon Plumtree.
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1 Phil Williams Liverpool Phoenix CC (Aintree) 01:08.46
2 Lee Baldwin VCUK Velochampion Racing Team 01:12.08
3 Joost de Moor Cheshire Mavericks Cycle Club 01:13.14
4 David James Williams Velotik Racing Team 01:14.09
5 Sam Clark Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles 01:14.47
6 Chris Edmondson Velotik Racing Team 01:14.47
7 Joe Le Sage Rutland Cycling Club 01:15.29
8 Tom Thornely Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles 01:16.07
9 Ian Roberts Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 01:16.22
10 Harry Thompson Leicestershire RC 01:16.37
11 Peter Haigh Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club 01:18.03
12 Andrew Hicklin Fusion Cycling Club Dronfield 01:18.36
13 Courtney Blockley-Campton Lutterworth Cycle Centre Racing Team 01:18.41
14 Edward Jones Liverpool Braveheart Bicycle Club 01:18.43
15 Tom Pilcher Rapha Cycling Club 01:18.51
16 Philip Knupfer Manchester Bicycle Club 01:19.17
17 Phil Brooke Wills Wheels CC 01:19.51
18 Marcus Fielden Macclesfield Wheelers 01:21.17
19 Benjamin Horrobin Horwich Cycling Club 01:21.26
20 John Catley Barnsley Road Club 01:22.00
21 James Darren Gough Barnsley Road Club 01:22.03
22 Martin Cain Team Wheelguru 01:22.08
23 Francis Woodcock Bury Clarion CC 01:22.35
24 James Russell Macclesfield Wheelers 01:23.41
25 Jon Plumtree Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles 01:24.14
26 Martin Wiggan Seamons CC 01:24.54
27 Alex Roberts Chester RC 01:25.05
28 Paul Blackburn Leigh Premier Road Club 01:25.30
29 James Roberts Chester RC 01:25.37
30 Jamie Peck Liverpool Phoenix CC (Aintree) 01:26.47
31 Anthony Blair Manchester Bicycle Club 01:27.18
32 Lee Keating Saddleworth Clarion CC 01:28.31
33 Wayne Gregory Barnsley Road Club 01:28.31
34 Simon Watson Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles 01:28.38
35 Philip Maffei Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club 01:29.40
36 Dan Robinson Manchester Wheelers 01:29.41
37 Eric Grill AeroCoach 01:30.29
38 Martin Horrobin Horwich Cycling Club 01:31.41
39 Gavin Lynch Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club 01:32.10
40 Matthew Riddiough Boylan Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club 01:34.32
41 Alex Taylor Sportstest RT 01:34.53
42 Karl Smith Lancashire RC 01:37.09
43 Holly Carter Manchester Wheelers 01:39.11
44 Sally Cunliffe Velo Club Melyd 01:42.23
45 Alison Howell Liverpool Braveheart Bicycle Club 01:42.28
46 Stephen Glenwright VTTA (Merseyside) 01:42.57
47 Chris Hanson-Jones Frodsham Wheelers 01:46.23
48 Elly Crockford Maybush Cycle Club 01:48.33
49 Helen Aldred Liverpool Phoenix CC (Aintree) 01:50.03
50 Robert Snook Maybush Cycle Club 01:52.35
Oscar Sinfield Liverpool Phoenix CC (Aintree) DNF
David Crawley Velotik Racing Team DNF