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Andrew Feather and Elizabeth Banks won the notorious Mam Nick hill-climb staged by Rutland CC on Saturday, smashing course records in the process.
Reigning national hill-climb champion Feather (Champion System UK) was in imperious form and very nearly posted an unprecedented sub-six-minute time.
Despite failing to do so, the 34-year-old shaved 13 seconds from the old course record and clocked an impressive time of 6-03.7.
Feather’s victory would just be the start of his day as he went on to be victorious in Holme Valley Wheelers’ hill-climb event Saturday afternoon as well as Sunday’s Welsh Championship.
Behind Feather, another national championship contender in Andy Nichols (B38/Cycles in Motion) finished best of the rest as his team took spots two to four.
Nichols clocked 6-25.7 in second while team-mate Kieran Wynne-Cattanach was third, nearly eight seconds further adrift.
The B38/Cycles in Motion pair also teamed up with Patrick Clark – who finished fourth overall – to take the quickest team prize, collectively posting a team record time of 19-35.4.
Elizabeth Banks (Bigla Pro Cycling Team) also wrote her name in the Mam Nick history books as she also set a new course record.
Banks – a world tour and GB rider - finished nearly a minute ahead of her nearest category rival but also scalped eight seconds from the previous course record, lowering it to 7-34.7.
Yasmin Marks (Beeston CC) came closest to Banks’ time but was still 57 seconds adrift with a time of 8-31.2 in second place. Lucy Lee (Brother.UK Fusion RT) was third, just another two seconds behind.
17-year-old Kieran Smith (Team Jewson) was quickest junior in 7-34.3 while Chris Myhill (Peak Road Club) was fastest veteran in 7-24.5.
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* Image of Andrew Feather. Credit: Tony Wood.