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  • Date: 25-Sep-21
  • Time: 09:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: R10/17
  • Closing Date: 14-Sep-21 23:59
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Moss and Rhodes-Jones take top spots in Sportzmad 10

  • Published: 26 Sep 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Jessica Rhodes-Jones

Conrad Moss (Primera-Teamjobs) was the victor in the Sportzmad 10-mile time trial near Abergavenny, while Jessica Rhodes-Jones (AeroCoach) was the winner of the women’s event.

The R10/17 course is an out and back course that runs straight along the A40 towards Raglan where riders are to turn at the Clytha Road roundabout and come back the way they came towards the finish.

Moss led the field in the men’s event, eventually winning with a time of 18:42 which is a new personal best for the 46-year-old over the 10-mile distance.

Second place was taken by Owen Burgess (Newport Phoenix CC) who was also sub-19 minutes, finishing in a time of 18:51. Taking the final spot on the podium was Ben Jones (Cycle Specific) who finished just over 10 seconds off the pace with 19:04 being his final time.

Moss, a prolific time-trial rider, was coming off the back of two second place finishes which he is not accustomed to, having won the six events prior to those runner up rides. He was back to winning ways and will surely be up there in his next event also, as he hasn’t finished outside of the top three since mid May.

Conrad Moss

In the women’s event it was Jessica Rhodes-Jones to take the title of top woman, finishing the course in 20:52.

Taking second spot was Rebecca Comins (Newport Phoenix CC), who finished in 22:48 which put her ahead of third placed Clare Greenwood (Bush Healthcare CRT) who clocked in at 23:51.

Rhodes-Jones was another rider riding a new personal best, with what was seemingly a fast course on a fast day she claimed her first win since July. She will be looking to carry the momentum into upcoming events, her next of which scheduled to potentially be the Antelope RT four-up early next month.

The fastest veteran was Simon Gaywood (Portishead Cycling Club), he clocked 19:41 whilst the fastest junior/espoir was George Comins (Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA) who finished with a time of 19:58. Both of which were personal bests for each rider.

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