Iain MacLeod (Kelpie Racing) rode to first place in the Dundee Thistle 100-mile time trial near Brechin, while Patricia Baird (Ecosse Performance Cycling Coaching) claimed top spot in the women’s event.
33-year-old scratch-man MacLeod picked up his third win of the season, clocking in at 3:28:33 to fend off competition from fellow riders.
Tommy Murray (GS Metro) was the leader of that competition, clocking in at 3:32:57 to take second. In third was Robbie Mitchell (Auchencrow Thistle CC) who completed the course in 3:35:20.
MacLeod’s recent form has been mixed, having not finished his last event but placed third in the event before that. But with this victory – his first ride over the distance – he will be pleased to be back to form.
In the women’s event it was Patricia Baird that took the win, completing the course in a time of 4:11:51.
Sonya Drummond (Dundee Thistle) came in second as she completed the course in 4:27:42 ahead of third placed Alexandra Ligeti (Vanelli-Project GO) who clocked in at 4:31:24.
Despite it being a very variable day of weather ranging from sunshine to heavy showers, a lot of riders looked past that to ride lifetime bests. The top three riders all beat the previous Scottish record on the very fast course between Forfar and Brechin.
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