Emily Robertson returned to winning ways as John Wingfield topped the men’s timesheet in the North Road CC 25 in Cambridgeshire on Saturday.
Wingfield, 34 and from Milton Keynes, tackled the F14/25 circuit near Guiden Morden in fine fashion to take his second victory of 2019.
The Team Signum rider crossed the line nearly a minute ahead of second place in a time of 51-48, helping surpass last season’s win tally within his first three events of the year.
Starting ten riders before scratch man Ross Clarke (TMG Horizon Cycling Team), Wingfield had a nervous wait ahead to learn of his eventual fate. Clarke would be the last challenger to his time but a first win of the season for the TMG rider was put on hold.
Clarke finished with a time of 52-40 but sealed his best placing of the current season so far. Only ten second further back, Oscar Nilsson-Julien (VC Londres) was top junior in adding a third place to a win late last month.
Emily Robertson (Nopinz) returned to winning form in the women’s category.
Robertson, 33 and also from Milton Keynes, clocked a time of 58-45, just under five minutes quicker than her nearest competitor to start the year with a second and first places finishes.
Not much has been seen of Robertson in open time trialling of late but with an encouraging start to the year, here’s hoping that she can rekindle the class riding seen in 2014 that saw her finish second and third in the National 50 and 25-mile championships respectively.
The prize for fastest veteran of the day went to Simon Norman (Bedfordshire Road RT) who clocked 53-26 to finish fourth overall.
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