Sarah Kelman was fastest female while Harley Matthews take the men’s prize in the Godric CC 25-mile time trial on Sunday.
Matthews (DAP CC) got back to winning ways as he battled atrocious conditions, powering to a close victory with only 20 seconds separating the top two.
Starting last, Matthews had a time of 54-50 to surpass by Stuart Fairweather (Team Velovelocity) but the inclement weather wasn’t enough to get the 24-year-old back to the top step of the podium after four months, posting a time of 54-30.
The recent storm to his British shores has seen participation in time trialling drop this weekend and this event was no different with only 19 riders battling through. Organiser Paul Vergette hailed the participating riders and what they were able to achieve.
“It was very, very wet with a light wind. It was like riding in a river really so times of 54’s in those conditions were pretty good to be honest,” said Paul.
Junior rider Lucas He (VC Barrachi) powered to his third win in the junior categories and two top three’s in open time trialling for 2018. He finished with a time of 56-17.
Sarah Kelman (St Ives CC) took her maiden victory of the year, posting a time of 1-09-10, beating her nearest competitor by 1-53.
That nearest competitor was Jo Fisk (Ride Harder) who crossed the line in 1-11-03, clinching her first podium of the year. Larissa Smith (Godric CC) was third in 1-15-05.
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1. Harley Matthews (DAP CC) 54.30
2. Stuart Fairweather (Team Velovelocity) 54.50
3. Lucas He (VC Barrachi) 56.17
4. Simon Daw (Velo Schils Interbike RT) 57.10
5. Stuart Pryce (Team PedalRevolution.co.uk) 58.07
6. Peter Kerry (Ipswich Velo) 58.54
7. Louis Julian (DAP CC) 59.59
8. James Scarth (Bishop’s Stortford CC) 1:00.14
9. Paul Hayward (VC Barrachi) 1:01.31
10. Trevor Caley (Plomesgate CC) 1:02.09
1. Sarah Kelman (St Ives CC) 1:09.10
2. Jo Fisk (Ride Harder) 1:11.03
3. Larissa Smith (Godric CC) 1:15.05
Junior: Lucas He
Veteran: Stuart Fairweather