Kevin Plummer was the fastest rider at the Bec CC 25-mile time trial that took place near Steyning in West Sussex on Sunday morning.
Early morning rain saw the field reduced considerably with only 20 riders starting their run, but the weather cleared for the start allowing a few riders to set new personal bests.
Plummer (South Downs Bikes) set the fastest time of the day after finishing his run with a time of 56-03 respectively.
This was his first open win on record this season, with his best finish to date being the fourth place he achieved at the Sussex CA 30 at the end of July.
The 54-year-old will be hoping to build on this performance next weekend, when he is set to ride at the Sussex CA 25.
David Pollard (In-Gear) was the man to finish second and also claim the veterans on standard title after finishing his run with a time of 56-15.
The 62-year-old reclaimed the title that he lost last year by only six seconds; this was also his first podium finish on record of the open season. The veteran will be hoping to continue his form next weekends as he is also expected to ride at the Sussex CA 25.
Paul Byford (Crawley Wheelers) completed the podium after finishing his run with a time of 57-21 respectively.
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