Lloyd Chapman (Loose Cannon’s Conditioning) claimed top spot in the Norwich ABC 10-mile time trial in Norfolk, while Denise Hurren (Sole Bay Cycle Sport) was victorious in the women’s event.
Recently turned 32, Chapman rode the course in 20:09 to secure the fastest time of the day and to beat off any competition by over a minute. Runner-up was Matthew Clements (UpShift Nutrition Race Team), who clocked in at 21:13 while third place was occupied by Dave Clark (Orwell Velo), he managed a time of 21:50.
This marked a second consecutive win for Chapman, a man in form. Since the beginning of the season he is yet to finish outside the top two. He has wins over 10, 25 and 50 miles this year but his most recent triumph came in the Diss & District CC 25-mile time trial in August.
In the women’s event it was Denise Hurren who outclassed the field with over a minute’s advantage over next best. She finished with a time of 23:55 while Becky Robertson (Epic Orange RT) claimed second with a time of 24:57, and third was awarded to Jo Fisk (Godric CC), she clocked a time of 26:31.
Hurren had two podium placed finished in her two events prior to this, a second placed finish in the most recent which was the VC Norwich 25 and a third in the Wolsey RC 25, completing the 1-2-3 clean sweep of results during this event.
Chapman would go on to make it a weekend one-two with victory in Sunday’s Stowmarket & District 10-mile event coming the following morning.
After riding next Sunday’s National 10-Mile Championship, Chapman is planning to also compete at the National Closed Circuit Championships at Thruxton next month.
The popular B10/43 course begins north of Harleston near Wortwell and heads up the A143, tracking the River Waveney up to Bungay, where riders turn and retrace.
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