Bristol South Cycling Club (WTTA Hardriders)

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  • Date: 18-Oct-20
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  • Course: UH26
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Jolly and Grinczer snatch victories in Bristol South CC hill-climb

  • Published: 19 Oct 20
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Carl Jolly

Under-23 rider Carl Jolly (University of Bristol CC) took his second victory of the season at the Bristol South CC hill climb on Burrington, while Natalie Grinczer (CAMS-Tifosi) took the women’s victory.

Jolly, aged 21, from Bristol, was pushed all the way to victory by just two seconds from fellow under-23 Thomas Arkell (East London Velo).

Starting from outside Burrington the climb is 3.2 kilometres in length with an average gradient of 5.7% with a kick up to 12% in the final half of the climb.

Jolly finished 12th in the same event last season but took 25 seconds off his time a year later to clock a winning time of 7-11.3.

Arkell will continue his search for a maiden victory taking his fourth podium of the season after finishing seventh in last season’s National Hill Climb Championships.

On this occasion Arkell finished in 7-13.0 ahead of fastest veteran Phil Stonelake (Bristol Road Club) who clocked 7-17.7.

Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team) was second veteran in 7-31.3 while Tom Lowe (Born to Bike- Bridgtown Cycles) was third in 7-34.2.

Tom Williams (Webbs 1902 CC) was fastest junior in 7-39.2 while Joseph Wright (Team Zoyland) was quickest juvenile clocking 8-05.0 beat Harvey Thomas (Bristol Road Club) by just three seconds.

As the previous day in Team Tor 2000 hill climb Grinczer and Nicole Coates (Torelli) went into battle again for the women’s victory.

Over the shorter West Close Hill climb on Saturday, Coates took victory by 10 seconds over her rival.

However, over the longer climb Coates turned the tables clocking a winning time of 8-28.3.

Coates was 10 seconds behind on this occasion taking second in 8-38.5 while Kate MacTear (Bristol South CC) finished third clocking 8-58.2.

Quickester veteran woman was Christine Wellington (Birmingham Running, Athletics and Trithlon Club) who finished in 9-15.6.

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