Super veteran Angela Carpenter (…a3crg) set a new provisional national record for her age category in the Royal Dean Forest CC 25, while scratch rider Conrad Moss (Primera-Team Jobs) was a clear victor in the men’s event.
Carpenter, aged 52, won the VTTA National 30 Mile Championship last weekend and this time out her personal best time of 51 minutes and 12 seconds, a provisional national record for the female 50+ age category. Her time was also a new couse record by 12 seconds, beating the time set by Anna Morris in the Welsh Championships.
The R25/7 saw riders start in Usk with a fast start descending onto the A472 and quickly joining the A449 and A40 heading towards the turn at Monmouth.
At Monmouth riders exited onto the B4293 back north through Mitchel Troy before re-joining the A40 and then A449 back to Monmouth for the finish.
The wind was calm in South Wales with grey skies and a slight chill for the first half of the event which made way for warm sunshine burning through as the morning went on.
Carpenter continued her impressive season and her time of 51-12 was enough for women’s victory and quickest veteran on standard.
Megan Dickerson (Škoda DSI Cycling Academy) has also won a host of events this campaign but had to settle for second on this occasion in 52-17.
Fellow veteran Claire Emons (Newbury RC) took third place in the women’s category clocking 55-24 ahead of third veteran and fourth overall Emma Wyatt (Hereford & Dist Whs CC) in 57-31.
On a day when the veteran riders showed their class Conrad Moss (Primera-Team Jobs) was a clear victor in the men’s event clocking a time of 46-59.
The win was Moss’ sixth on the bounce after taking victory in the Mid-Devon CC 25 the previous weekend clocking 49-28.
Taking advantage of the quick course and good conditions Moss also recorded an open personal best time and was quickest men’s veteran on standard.
A close battle for second saw Oscar Hutchings (Team Tor 2000 | KALAS) record a time of 48-29 which was just seven seconds faster than veteran Stuart Day (VC Sevale (Malvern).
Meanwhile, quickest junior was Tomos Perkins (VMCC Powered By Y Beic) who completed the course in a time of 57-15.
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1. Conrad Moss (Primera-Team Jobs) 46:59
2. Oscar Hutchings (Team Tor 2000 | KALAS) 48:29
3. Stuart Day (VC Sevale (Malvern) 48:36
4. Anthony Jones (VMCC Powered By Y Beic) 49:14
5. Michael Davies (FTP (Fulfil The Potential) Racing) 50:25
6. Simon Adcook (Worcester St. Johns CC) 50:44
1. Angela Carpenter (…a3crg) 51:12
2. Megan Dickerson (Škoda DSI Cycling Academy) 52:17
3. Claire Emons (Newbury RC) 55:24
4. Emma Wyatt (Hereford & Dist Whs CC) 57:31
5. Andrea Parish (VeloSistas TT Team) 58:22
6. Susan Shook (Bush Healthcare CRT) 1:00:07
Tomos Perkins (VMCC Powered By Y Beic) 57.15