Harrogate Nova CC (YCF Points Series)(Yorkshire Spoco Event)

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  • Date: 21-Sep-19
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: v212
  • Closing Date: 10-Sep-19 23:59
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Victory for Haresign and Graves in Harrogate Nova TT

  • Published: 22 Sep 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Eleanor Haresign

Eleanor Haresign and Philip Graves were fastest female and male riders respectively in the Harrogate Nova CC 10-mile time trial near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

40-year-old triathlete Haresign, the Vitfor OTE rider from Harrogate, clocked 24-41 to win the women’s prize by 25 seconds from Barnsley Road Club 34-year-old Josie Smith, with Abi Vyner (Rapha CC) third.

And Graves – also a triathlete – clocked 20-35 as the 30-year-old VC York rider took the win by nine seconds on the V212 course between Boroughbridge and Walshford.

37-year-old Richard Sharp (Team Swift) was second, while just two seconds further off the pace was York Cycleworks veteran Ed Nicholson, the 43-year-old who clocked 20-46.

Philip Graves

The V212 starts south of Boroughbridge just to the east of Arkendale and heads south on the A168 to Walshford before turning and heading back north to finish just beyond the start point.

Haresign last rode an open time trial back in May when she won the Sheffrec CC 25 near Hatfield Woodhouse, and prior to that she was again fastest female in the Harrogate Nova CC 15 in March. She plans to ride the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 25 on October 6.

It was win number six for Graves according to his CTT record, with victory last coming in the Yorkshire RC 25 on September 1 as well as in the Team Sportslab 10 in August and the Team Swift 100 in July.

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