Cheshire Maverick CC rider Nicholas Trbovic bagged his first open time trial victory on record in the Bedfordshire Road CC 10-mile event on Sunday morning, while the promoting club’s own Miriam Taylor-Carter was quickest female.
Trbovic, 30, clocked 19-25 to take the win by just eight seconds from Alastair Luxford (Full Gas RT), while Ross Clarke (TMG Horizon CT) completed the podium in third, another 16 seconds back.
Bedfordshire Road CC rider Miriam Taylor-Carter clocked 24-02 to win the women’s event, the 48-year-old being 27 seconds quicker than Becca Drake (BellaVelo CC), while third fastest female was Gill Reynolds (Willesden CC) in 26-23.
Outside of the podium, East Grinstead CC’s Ben Houston took fourth in 20-37, ten seconds better than Ben Farrer (Vector Cycling Race Team) in fifth. Houston was the fastest veteran, 30 seconds quicker than second best vet Peter Lloyd (Lindfield Coffee Works) in eighth overall.
The popular F1b/10 course begins just south of the village of Tempsford in Bedfordshire and heads south on the A1 past Sandy and on to the outskirts of Biggleswade, where they turn for home.
Trbovic has been in good form so far this season but this is his first victory, having placed fourth in the Beacon RCC 9.1-mile event and Coventry CC 10 last month. He has also finished fifth on two occasions, in the West Pennine RC 10 last month and the VTTA Notts and East Midlands 10 in April.
Taylor-Carter placed third in her most recent outing, the Hitchin Nomads CC 25 a fortnight ago, and hopes to be in action next in the CC Breckland 100-mile test next month.Copy
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