Dumfries CC (Loch Ken Open)

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  • Date: 18-Aug-18
  • Time: 09:00
  • Distance: 25.5 Miles
  • Course: ws25/01
  • Closing Date: 07-Aug-18 23:59
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Smart leads GTR one-two-three

  • Published: 19 Aug 18
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Chris Smart clocked up his third win of the season with a victory at Loch Ken on Saturday, completing the 25.5-mile circuit around the loch in 54.41 to top the standings.

He was less than a minute quicker than his veteran GTR – Return to Life team mates Douglas Watson and Lewis Duff, who completed the podium.

Smart’s previous wins this year both came in two consecutive days in April with top spot at both the Otley CC 10 and Cleveland Wheelers event.

Watson stopped the clock at 55.24 to finish in second place, 43 seconds down on Smart. It was Watson’s second podium in successive events after winning the GTR – Return to Life 10 last weekend. Duff was 2.01 down on the winning time, placing him third.

Jane Emslie of Edinburgh RC was the fastest woman on the day, she completed in 1:12.02 to finish in 45th place out of 54 riders overall.

Gill McNeil of home club Dumfries CC was second woman in 1:12.48 and team mate Esther Hamill completed the women’s podium with a time of 1:13.53.

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