Liz Powell stormed to an emphatic victory in the women’s category as David Kiernan took a slender win in the Klin Cut Apparel 10-mile time trial in Warwickshire.
Powell (Drag2Zero), a VTTA champion this year over 10 miles, produced an impressive display to take the top prize by 2-33.
A member of the Drag2Zero trio that smashed the 100-mile team competition record during the National 100 Championship, she crossed the line in 21-44 to see her add another victory to an already gleaming palmares.
Things were much more tightly contested in the men’s categories as David Kiernan (Team Jewson) surfaced as the winner by a narrow three seconds.
After a string of third place finishes and his last win coming back in June, Kiernan would have been wondering how long he would have to wait but his time of 20-17 gave him a welcome return to the top step of the podium.
George Goodwin (Rugby Triathlon Club) was the unlucky one that Kiernan eventually pipped and had to settle for an agonising second, finishing in 20-21.
The top four riders were covered only by 13 seconds in the well fought race and the tussle for third was tighter than that for first as the third and fourth were separated by two seconds.
Winner, David Kiernan’s Team Jewson team-mates Craig McKee and Jack O’Neill were the ones in the tussle with McKee prevailing ahead of O’Neill in a time of 20-28. O’Neill finished 20-31.
Back in the women’s section, Susan Semple (Born to Bike – Bridgtown Cycles) finished second to Powell in 24-17 with third place going to Rebecca Mason (Coventry Road Club), crossing the finish in 24-40.
In other categories, Ethan Tebbutt (Coalville Wheelers) was the fastest junior on the day as he finished in a time of 25-52.
C3 paracyclist Graeme Church (Team Milton Keynes) crossed the line in a respectable 29-35.
* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission. This report by Jack Cudworth.