Charlie Quarterman (Zappi’s Racing Team) clinched the Men’s National 10 Mile Championship title at his first attempt.
The 20-year-old from Oxfordshire, who is hoping to ride the Under-23 World Championships in Yorkshire next month, clocked a winning time of 18 minutes and 14 seconds on the E2/10 in Cambridge.
Quarterman who finished 16th in the European Under-23 Time Trial Championships along with road racing internationally, beat National 25 champion Christopher Fennell into second by 12 seconds (18.26).
Meanwhile after failing to finish the National 25 last weekend Adam Duggleby (Vive Le Velo) took third.
“It was pretty tough on the way out and was a lot windier than I expected,” said Quarterman.
“On the way back it wasn’t as fast or straight forward as I had hoped for and wasn’t the best day out.”
Quarterman’s only other Cycling Time Trials event saw him clock 22.45 for 14th place in the Islington CC 10 last month when he crashed.
That meant that the youngster only made the reserve list for the National 10.
“I was on the reserve list so only found out a couple of days ago that I would be riding,” Quarterman added.
“It’s my first time up against these guys so I’m delighted to be crowned National Champion, I’m really happy about this.
“I didn’t know what to expect so I just turned up to do the best I could. I heard it was a really fast course but it wasn’t quite. I was hoping for a mid 17-minute ride but from the start I knew that definitely wasn’t on.
“I’m preparing for the World Championships which is my big goal at the end of the season.”
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