Nicole Coates was fastest female by a fair distance as Andrew Feather continued his hill-climbing onslaught at the Team Tor 2000 hill-climb in Priddy, Somerset, on Saturday.
Feather (Champion System UK) looks favourite to retain his national title next weekend after he continued his relentless winning form, a week after topping the timesheets at the Rutland CC Mam Nick climb.
In this event Feather clocked 5-07.5, a time that would be over 10 seconds quicker than anyone else and if not for the unfavourable wind, could have gone on to break Jim Henderson’s 19-year-old course record of 5-00.5.
Tom Nancarrow (Nopinz) finished second with a time of 5-19.9; his sixth podium finish of the season on record.
The 21-year-old may have fallen short of Feather, but his second place finish was a comfortable one as Josh Coyne (BPM Coaching) was a further 12 seconds adrift with 5-31.8.
In the women’s category, Nicole Coates (Brother.UK-Fusion RT) was imperious in her win, leading by a 48-second margin.
Coates clocked a winning time of 7-04.3 to record her fifth victory of the season so far.
Joanne Jago (Performance Cycles CC) was second fastest in 7-52.1 while Emily Kate Walton (Beeston CC) was third in 8-04.8.
In other categories, Glyndwr Griffiths (73 Degrees Bicycles) was fastest veteran and finished fourth overall after crossing the line in 5-47.1 while fastest junior was Thomas Arkell (East London Velo) in 5-58.9.
Arkell also finished inside the top 10 overall in eighth place.
* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission. This report by Jack Cudworth.
Pos Rider Club Cat Time
1 Andrew Feather Champion System UK M Sen 5:07.5
2 Tom Nancarrow NOPINZ M Esp 5:19.9
3 Josh Coyne Bpm Coaching M Sen 5:31.8
4 Glyndwr Griffiths 73 Degrees Bicycles M Vet 5:47.1
5 Tim Bodey Univ of Bristol CC M Esp 5:48.8
6 Jacques Coates Cycle Team Onform M Jun 5:53.1
7 Morgan Curle Rogue Racing M Esp 5:54.9
8 Thomas Arkell East London Velo M Jun 5:58.9
9 Charles Coleman Rogue Racing M Sen 5:59.3
10 Carl Jolly Univ of Bristol CC M Esp 6:02.6
11 Kevin Thomas Bradford-on-Avon Cycling Club M Vet 6:04.2
12 Joe Norledge Bristol South Cycling Club M Sen 6:06.0
13 Jack Phillips 73 Degrees Bicycles M Sen 6:10.5
14 Steve Thomas Bristol Road Club M Vet 6:15.1
15 Jamie Atkins 73 Degrees Bicycles M Esp 6:17.7
16 Sam Westlake PDQ Cycle Coaching M Sen 6:22.8
17 Daniel Eastment 1st Chard Wheelers M Vet 6:26.6
18 James Coleman Rogue Racing M Sen 6:28.4
19 Andrew Metherell Salt and Sham Cycle Club M Vet 6:31.9
20 Ben Turner Wellington Wheelers Cycling Club M Vet 6:38.0
21 Thomas Southey Bristol South Cycling Club M Sen 6:45.4
22 Matthew Skeats Univ of Bristol CC M Sen 6:51.1
23 Mark Jerzak Chew Valley Cycling Club M Sen 6:53.6
24 Nicole Coates Brother.UK Fusion RT F Esp 7:04.3
25 Lee Musto Minehead Cycling Club M Vet 7:18.9
26 Robin Hunt Bristol Road Club M Vet 7:24.9
27 Chris Truman Velo Club Bristol M Vet 7:28.0
28 Christopher Britten Sodbury Cycle Sport M Vet 7:28.8
29 Marc Allen Swindon Road Club M Vet 7:45.3
30 James Manthorp Chew Valley Cycling Club M Sen 7:49.2
31 Joanne Jago Performance Cycles CC F Sen 7:52.1
32 Emily Kate Walton Beeston Cycling Club F Sen 8:04.8
33 Becky Dodds Rogue Racing F Sen 8:13.4
34 Heidi Blunden 73 Degrees Bicycles F Sen 9:13.6
35 Karen Spiteri Avid Sport F Vet 11:31.9
36 Jon Steel Bristol South Cycling Club M Sen DNS
37 Jess Railton Bristol South Cycling Club F Sen DNS