Welsh CA (Welsh Championship)

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  • Date: 15-Sep-18
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 30 Miles
  • Course: R30/7
  • Closing Date: 04-Sep-18 23:59
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    • Juvenile
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    • Para

Post and Davies take the title in South Wales

  • Published: 16 Sep 18
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Kieron Davies

Keiron Davies and Stephanie Post powered their way to glory, taking victory in the Welsh 30-mile Championships on Saturday afternoon.

2017’s National 100-mile champion Keiron Davies (Drag2Zero) led the way, stopping the clock on 57-34 to take the title.

The 31-year-old from Carmarthenshire made it two Welsh titles in two weeks having also won the Welsh CA 100 title last weekend.

David Janes (Wheels of Dorset) couldn’t continue a streak of six wins, and eventually had to settle for second in the Welsh valleys.

Janes was only one of two men to break the hour barrier and had posted a time of 58-50 only three riders from last but had to watch his time being trumped by the impressive Davies.

In third place, Chris Gibbard (Bynea CC) got his feet firmly back in the podium after what will have been a disappointing sixth place last weekend for the 36-year-old.

Unfortunately for Gibbard, an impressive stretch of form from May to July, in which came six wins, has failed to materialise any wins since but will look to get back to winning ways in the Celtic Series finale next weekend.

Stephanie Post

In the women’s category, Stephanie Post (Team Bottrill) sailed to a rather imposing win as her time of 1-06-14 inflicted a win of nearly five minutes upon the rest of the field.

Post, 32, was the last woman out of the blocks and punished her rivals to rack up her eighth victory after a seventh-place finish in the National 10-mile championship earlier this month.

Andrea Parish (Velosistas TT team) made a significant improvement on last week’s eighth place on the notoriously quick R25/3H course in the Port Talbot Wheelers.

Parish finished second behind Post with a time of 1-11-12 with Tracy Rowlinson (Lyme Racing Club) was third in 1-15-05.

Michiel Vaal (Team Backstedt) was the fastest veteran on the day with the eighth placed man crossing the line in 1-03-40.

Towy Riders youngster Iago Williams was the fastest juvenile after posting a 1-18-01.

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