Conrad Moss (NOPINZ) retained his Welsh CA 50 Championship title with a convincing ride on the R50/1B course to win by over two-and-a-half minutes while veteran Michelle Lee (PDQ Cycle Coaching) took the women’s title.
Despite the overnight rain which saw a host of riders choosing not to start, those that did were treated to good conditions for the Welsh CA 50 Championships.
Veteran rider Moss, aged 44, was the scratch rider off having won the event last season on the same course.
Despite being 53 seconds slower on this occasion he was comfortable winner of the title once again.
The well-used R50/1B course saw riders complete two laps of an out and back route on the B598 between Abergavenny and Monmouth.
Due to the previous day’s rain just 48 riders finished the event out of 120 on the start sheet.
Moss was a familiar face on top of the podium and comfortably retain his title.
Meanwhile Chris Gibbard (Bynea Cycling Club) improved on his third place in the championship event last year to take second in 1:43.08 while Anthony Jones (Towy Riders Cycle Club) finished third in 1:45.03.
In the women’s event last year’s champion and Welsh CA 30 title winner Stephanie Post (Team Bottrill) was a non-starter.
That opened the door for Lee to clinch the title by nearly 10 minutes with a winning ride of one hour, 54 minutes and 10 seconds.
Jo Buckland (PDQ Cycle Coaching) took second in 2:05.36 while Andrea Parish (VeloSistas TT Team) was third clocking 2:06.38.
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