Banbury Star Hardriders

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  • Date: 03-Mar-19
  • Time: 10:00
  • Distance: 23 Miles
  • Course: k4/23
  • Closing Date: 19-Feb-19 23:59
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Course record holder O’Neill wins again in Oxfordshire

  • Published: 04 Mar 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Jack O'Neill

Suzy Patience and Jack O’Neill powered to victory in the Banbury Star CC 23-mile time trial in Oxfordshire on Sunday.

Jack O’Neill found himself in a familiar position for a Banbury Star Wheelers hosted event, taking a relatively clear victory in the hardriders event.

O’Neill, who broke the course record on the K4/23 course back in 2017 with a time of 51-38, couldn’t match that time on this occasion, likely due to inclement weather affecting many of the weekend’s events.

A time of 53-19 was more than enough to take his first open win on record since the aforementioned event in 2017.

Suzy Patience

This time out, the gap was under a minute rather than two minutes plus, to Richard Jennings (Army Cycling) who completed the course in 54-08.

Kenilworth Wheelers rider Paul Atkins secured his best finish since last April while finishing third in 54-31.

Home club rider Suzy Patience needed not to live up to her name and did so accordingly, powering to a 24-second victory over Emma Bexson – a feat she tasted three times in 2018.

Patience stopped the clock in 1-03-07 with Bexson (Stratford CC) coming home in 1-03-31. Naomi De Pennington (Banbury Star CC) was third in 1-05-48.

Top junior rider on the day was Blaine Carpenter (Shutt Ridley RT) with a time of 55-51 which saw the youngster finish fourth overall.

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