Veteran rider Conrad Moss (Primera-Teamjobs) used his experience to guide him to victory in the Mid-Devon CC 25 while Martina Geraghty (Penzance Wheelers CC) was the women’s winner.
Moss used the event as preparation for the National 100 Championships next weekend and despite less than favourable wind conditions clocked a winning time of 48 minutes and 55 seconds.
The Mid-Devon CC 25 was the first event in the region post-lockdown and a field of 80 riders entered to test their form over the testing course.
The out and back S4/25 course sees riders travel from south of Buckfastleigh before traveling on the A38 (Devon Expressway) and turning for home near Chudleigh, on a course which includes a few climbs.
Moss also won the same event last season posting a 48-46 and despite going slightly slower on this occasion took victory by 46 seconds.
Leading the fight for the podium places was Lee Frost (Nopinz Symec RT) in second with 49.41 while Gavin MacDougall (Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA) finished third in 51.44.
“It was hot,” said Moss after the finish.
“I had hoped it would be a quite a quick day as the weather forecast suggested the wind might be a light north easterly which is quite good for that course.
“Actually, it was quite a strong north westerly of 10 miles per hour which meant there was quite a bit more headwind then tailwind.
“Performance wise I was quite happy as the numbers were really good and I was very happy with that. Translated it was quite an average time for me on that course.
“Back in the carpark most people were a bit down on their best time on that course but it was nice to get a win under my belt.”
Moss has now got his sight sets on a top six finish in next weekend’s National 100 Championships.
“I’ve been in the top six or seven in the National 50 on three occasions and I’m really looking to improve on that if I can,” he added.
“I feel in really good shape.”
Meanwhile, Geraghty took a convincing victory in the women’s event clocking a winning time of one hour, three minutes and 15 seconds.
A close battle for the remaining podium positions saw four riders separated by just 17 seconds.
Marianne King (Yeovil CC) eventually ran out in second with her team-mate Clementina Davies in third.
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1 Conrad Moss Primera-Teamjobs 48.55
2 Lee Frost NOPINZ Symec Race Team 49.41
3 Gavin MacDougall Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA 51.44
4 Andrew Perkins Mid Devon CC 51.52
5 Josh Coyne Bpm Coaching 52.10
6 Josh Griffiths Bikestrong-KTM 52.16
7 Jason McGowan www.giant-helston.co.uk 52.34
8 Sean Frost Tri UK 53.29
9 Lee Adams Bpm Coaching 53.40
10 Donald Brooks Mid Devon CC 53.47
1 Martina Geraghty Penzance Wheelers CC 1-03.15
2 Marianne King Yeovil Cycling Club 1-05.32
3 Clementina Davies Yeovil Cycling Club 1-05.37
4 Rose Willis St Austell Whs CC 1-05.47
5 Lisa Crawford Plymouth Corinthian CC 1-05.49