Jennifer George smashed the women’s course record as James Boyman continued his stranglehold of the Sussex CA 10 event on roads near Loxwood, West Sussex, on Saturday.
On a day of perfect conditions with course records tumbling, Boyman (Hoops Velo) took the top spot in this event for the fourth consecutive year.
Boyman may not have set a new course record this time – which would mean breaking his own mark – but the 31-year-old set yet another time under the 21-minute mark and remains the only rider to do so on the G10/45 course.
With a time of 20-51, the four-time winner also maintained his 100 per cent record in time-trialling this season after winning all four of his events on record.
Simon McNamara (South Downs Velo) may have finished second but he managed to shave 38-seconds off the veteran’s course record as the 44-year-old posted a time of 21-29.
He also led South Downs Velo, alongside Stuart Bettis (24-05) and Andy Tedd (24-07) to the team prize clocking a cumulative 1-09-41.
57-year-old Kevin Tye (Velorefined.com Aerosmiths) finished third in 22-06.
Jennifer George (Torelli) produced the ride of the day as the 36-year-old renowned for road racing set a new women’s course record.
She clocked a time of 24-19, slicing a huge 1-52 off the old course record set by Lisa Davis (trainSharp), who finished second on the day.
George’s impressive ride added another open event victory to her season palmares which now stands at seven wins in 2019.
Davis finished second with a time of 26-16 as Eva Nyirenda (a3crg) completed the major placings in third clocking 30-24.
Another course record fell as 17-year-old Fabien Large (Nopinz) removed 24 seconds from the junior course record previously set by Jack Donaldson in 2011. Large finished tenth overall in 23-31.
In other categories, the road bikes prize was closely contested with three seconds separating the top three spots.
Andrew Stewart (N+1 – Lindfield Coffee Works) prevailed with a time of 23-54, beating second placed Dave Dent (GS Stella) by a second as Matthew Smith (Teams ASL) finished three seconds adrift in third.
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