Fibrax Wrexham RC (Hilly) (WCTTCA 3 of 11)

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  • Date: 19-Jun-22
  • Time: 08:00
  • Distance: 24 Miles
  • Course: D24/1
  • Closing Date: 07-Jun-22 23:59
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Fellows and Owen climb to victories in Fibrax Wrexham RC hilly 24

  • Published: 20 Jun 22
  • Written By: Snowdon Sports
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David Fellows

David Fellows (Solihull CC) and Frances Owen (Fibrax Wrexham RC) showed their climbing abilities to take the men’s and women’s victories respectively in the Fibrax Wrexham RC hilly 24 on Sunday.

The mountain time trial starts and finishes near Llangollen before climbing over the Horseshoe Pass on the outward journey heading along the A525 through Ruthin.

After turning for home riders took a different challenge on their return journey crossing up through the Nant y Garth Pass before turning for the finish at Llangollen.

Fellows, from Sheldon, took his fifth victory of the season completing the course in a winning time of one hour and 15 seconds some two minutes and 46 seconds clear of his nearest challenger.

It was on familiar ground for 29-year-old Fellows who also won the Fibrax Wrexham RC hilly over a longer 32 miles last year.

Under-23 rider Ben Pierce (Bridgnorth Cycling Club) led the battle behind for the remaining podium places clocking 1-03-01 for second on his first open time trial outing of the season.

Host club rider Ben Lloyd (Fibrax Wrexham RC) completed the podium finishing third in 1-03-47 which was just 11 seconds quicker than Mitch Russell (Caffi Gruff) (1-03-58).

Frances Owen

Quickest veteran on scratch was Mark Jones, also riding for the host club, clocking 1-08-48 which was almost a minute faster than Kevin Larmer (Port Sunlight Wheelers) in 1-09-43 while Alan Broadbent (Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic) was third veteran (1-10-41).

Fastest juvenile was Chester Romei (North Shropshire Wheelers) who completed the challenging course in 1-17-22.

In the women’s event Owen, aged 30, took a clear victory with her winning time of 1-13-18 over seven minutes faster than her nearest rival.

Owen finished fourth in the National 25-mile Championships last weekend and showed her versatility over the lumpier terrain.

Under-23 rider Gwyneth Parry (Paramount CRT) finished second in 1-20-52 while veteran Penny Thorn (Port Sunlight Wheelers) was third (1-24-37).

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