Giant Helston

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  • Date: 27-Jun-21
  • Time: 07:30
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: S100/25
  • Closing Date: 15-Jun-21 23:59
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Lampier and Geraghty battle tough conditions to win Giant Helston 25

  • Published: 27 Jun 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Steve Lampier

Steve Lampier (Saint Piran) made it eight time trial victories in a row this season by winning the Giant Helston 25, while Martina Geraghty (Penzance Wheelers CC) won the women’s event after a close battle.

Lampier, aged 37, has been dominating the South West time trial scene this season and continued his form in tough conditions on the A30 near Bodmin.

His time of 48 minutes and 58 seconds was over a minute clear of his nearest rival as he battled to victory number eight.

A damp and cold morning for the Giant Helston 25 meant that only half of the entered riders took to the start.

Times also suffered due to a heavy headwind on the return leg of A30 between Roche and Indian Queens with riders completing two laps.

On his last outing Lampier won the Mid Devon CC 25 in 48-33, but despite going 25 seconds slower on this occasion his time was more than enough for victory.

Quickest veteran Tim McEvoy (FTP (Fulfil The Potential) Racing) was the only other rider to challenge the 50-minute barrier eventually finishing second in 50-08.

Martina Geraghty

Harrison Hunter (Saint Piran) won the Tavistock Whs 10 on his last outing but had to settle for third this time out in 53-11.

“It was horrible,” said Lampier.

“All things considered it was a pretty good ride but it was certainly a hard day. It came at the end of a pretty hard training week so I kind of surprised myself today.

“I went all out to try and get a time as fast as possible.”

After finishing in the podium positions in the Exeter Wheelers 10, Tavistock Wheelers 10 and City Cycle Couriers 10 recently Geraghty took top spot in the women’s event.

She was pushed all the way for victory with Geraghty’s winning time of 1-03-34 just 11 seconds faster than Rebecca Stobart (Tri Logic Cornwall).

Meanwhile, Cordelia Preece (Tavistock Whs CC) finished third in 1-16-02.

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Result
1 Steve Lampier (Saint Piran) 48.58
2 Tim McEvoy (FTP (Fulfil The Potential) Racing) 50.08
3 Harrison Hunter (Saint Piran) 53.11
4 Gavin MacDougall (Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA) 54.38
5 Lee Adams (Bpm Coaching) 54.48
6 Robin Riches (Lanhydrock Wheelers) 55.40

Women
1 Martina Geraghty (Penzance Wheelers CC) 1:03.34
2 Rebecca Stobart (Tri Logic Cornwall) 1:03.45
3 Cordelia Preece (Tavistock Whs CC) 1:16.02