Amy Marks (Team LDN) and Steve Lampier (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) were fastest female and male riders respectively at the Tavistock Wheelers 10-mile time trial in Devon on Sunday.
Marks, 25 and from Lydford, clocked 23-23 to win the women’s category by more than a minute and a half, while Lampier was just 15 seconds better than his nearest rival with a time of 19-09.
Plymouth Corinthian CC’s espoir Travis Bramley had to settle for second with 19-24, while third fastest man was veteran Tim McEvoy (FTP Fulfil the Potential Racing) with 19-42.
Marks’ time was a long way clear of runner-up Rose Willis (St Austell Wheelers), while Lisa Crawford (Plymouth Corinthian CC) was third quickest of the women with 25-36.
This win gave Lampier, 36 and from Helston in Cornwall, his third win in three events so far in 2020, having won the Giant Helston 25 last weekend as well as the Saint Piran 10 a fortnight before that.
He is next due to be in open time trial action in two weeks in the Team Tor 2000 10-mile event.
Marks’ victory was her first of the season so far, but comes after she placed second in the previous weekend’s Norwich ABC 10. As well as riding the Norwich ABC 10 once again in two weeks, she plans to take part in the National Closed Circuit Championships on October 11.
In was a fine morning in Devon, dry and sunny on the S40/10, which uses to A30 to the west of Sourton. Riders progress along to the turn just south of Broadwoodwidger, before retracing to finish around one mile before the start point.
A blustery wind gave the riders a helping hand on the way out and a hard time on the way back!
Aside from the main categories, fastest veteran aged 40-49 was Andrew Perkins (Mid-Devon CC) with 20-23 for fifth overall, while Gavin MacDougall (Royal Navy and Royal Marines CA) was best over-50 rider, his time of 20-20 giving him fourth overall.
And top over-60 veteran was Tom Moran (Plymouth Corinthian CC) whose time of 22-23 gave him an impressive 24th overall.
This event saw a first outing on a tandem for John Morse and Martina Geraghty (Penzance Wheelers), believed to be the first tandem to have entered a Tavistock Wheelers event.
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