Richard Bussell (AeroCoach) made it three out of three for his season so far with victory in the Worcester St John’s CC 10 in Warwickshire on Saturday, while Leah Dixon (Wales Racing Academy) was fastest female.
The 32-year-old former national champion over the distance, Bussell showed he is still a class act with a time of 18-28, giving him victory by more than a minute from his nearest rival.
Meanwhile road racer Dixon took her first CTT time trial victory by 38 seconds, beating a quality field to the prize.
Her time of 21-03 gave her a comfortable win over AeroCoach’s Jessica Rhodes-Jones, while third fastest female was Sian Marsh of Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club.
Bussell was 1-06 ahead of second-placed Alex Doherty (Drag2zero) in 19-34, while B Xavier Disley (AeroCoach) was third with 20-05.
The winner of the second round of the Merlin Cycles Classic Series in April, Bussell also tasted victory in the Stratford CC 10 that month on the same course as this victory. He was 20 seconds quicker than in the Stratford CC event.
Conditions were ideal for the event, although an airshow at nearby Ragley Hall meant a longer ride back to headquarters – although the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight gave riders some entertainment.
Several riders achieved personal best times while both Bussell and Dixon set new course record times for men and women respectively.
The promoting club’s own Kyle Fuller was quickest on a road bike with 24-32, while top junior boy was Thomas Charles (TrainSharp Development Team) in 21-47 and fastest junior girl was Peggy Simpkins (Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club) in 26-17.
AeroCoach took the team prize with Bussell being joined by Disley and Rhodes Jones in the top trio, and Lincoln Wheelers’ Sid Charlton won the tricycle category in 27-48.
In the age related categories the fastest female over 40 was Jo Wilkie (Ride 24/7) in 24-27, while Vikki Sivertsen (VC Sevale) was top over-50 female with 24-51. The over-60 female prize went to Deborah Sheridan from Warwickshire Road Club in 24-57.
The men’s veterans categories also saw some impressive performance, with Scott Povey (Warwickshire Road Club) being top over-40 with 20-44.
Stuart Day (VC Sevale Malvern) was best over-50 veteran in 20-39, while Walsall Roads CC’s Joseph Costello was best over-60 in 21-53. Michael Lythgoe (Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC) won the over-70s prize with 23-46, Bob Awcock (Born to Bike) was best over-75 rider in 26-16, and John Murphy (Gloucester City CC) clocked 29-48 to take the over-80s prize.
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1. Richard Bussell (AeroCoach) 18.28
2. Alex Doherty (Drag2zero) 19.34
3. B Xavier Disley (AeroCoach) 20.05
4. Scott Redding (Goode2tri Team) 20.32
1. Leah Dixon (Wales Racing Academy) 21.03
2. Jessica Rhodes-Jones (AeroCoach) 21.41
3. Sian Marsh (Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club) 23.21
4. Gemma Johnson (Beacon Roads CC) 23.36
Road Bikes: Kyle Fuller (Worcester St John’s CC) 24.32
Junior Boys: Thomas Charles (TrainSharp Development Team) 21.47
Junior Girls: Peggy Simpkins (Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club) 26.17
Trikes: Sid Charlton (Lincoln Wheelers) 27.48