Sportzmad (entries close 26/8/19)

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  • Date: 31-Aug-19
  • Time: 09:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: R10/17
  • Closing Date: 26-Aug-19 23:59
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Franklin and Fishbourne quickest in South Wales

  • Published: 01 Sep 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Arthur Franklin

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

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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