Michelle Fishbourne and Arthur Franklin topped the Sportzmad 10-mile timesheets on Saturday morning in Monmouthshire, adding to numerous victories this season.
Franklin (Portishead CC) produced the only sub 19-minute time of the day coming off the back of a respectable fourth place in the previous weekend’s National 25-mile Championship.
The 33-year-old Portishead-based rider clocked a time of 18-59 to end a wait of nearly three months since his last victory back in June’s Chippenham & District Wheelers 50.
Franklin finished a comfortable 33 seconds ahead of Ross Phelps (Bristol Road Club) who made a return to the podium for the first time in over five months.
Phelps finished with a time of 19-32 while Andrew Butcher (Cwmcarn Paragon Road Club) pipped Chris Owram (PDQ Cycle Coaching) to third by a second, clocking in at 20-27.
Michelle Fishbourne (CES Sport) was in a class of her own in the women’s category, topping the timesheets by 1-36.
Fishbourne had already won five times on record before the day’s ride, largely on the roads of South Wales and that know-how powered her to a sixth victory of the season in a time of 23-42.
In second place, Rachel Bridger (UFIT Tri Team) secured a personal best placing of the season so far with a time of 25-18.
Finishing a place behind in the women’s and overall category – and only three seconds slower – was Joanna Knight (Bristol South CC) in 25-21.
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