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  • Date: 11-May-24
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: D10/25
  • Closing Date: 30-Apr-24 23:59
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Goodwin takes win number three, Hutson-Lumb victorious too at WCTTCA 10

  • Published: 12 May 24
  • Written By: Snowdon Sports
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Ben Goodwin. Photo by David Collard-Berry.

Ben Goodwin secured his third open time trial victory of the season with a course record performance at the West Cheshire TTCA 10-mile event near Farndon, while Deb Hutson-Lumb was fastest female.

Goodwin (Fibrax Fenwicks Wrexham CC) clocked 19-57 to set a new course record and take the win on the day by 1-41 from Alan Broadbent (Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic) in the runner-up spot, while third was Phil Land (Velo6 Racing), just three seconds further back.

“I really enjoyed the event!” said Ben Goodwin. “I don’t often do 10s but with this one being 20 minutes from my doorstep it would’ve been rude to miss it.

“The marshals and organisers did a great job all round It was pretty perfect conditions for the course. The wind was blowing perfectly up the bypass section so you had a lovely push up the hill to keep the speed up.

“I was a bit ambitious with my pacing and went pretty hot out the gates. Luckily I was on a good day and only started to fade in the last couple miles. I’m really chuffed to go sub-20 on that course.”

Hutson-Lumb (Wrekinsport CC) covered the D10/25 course in 24-20 to finish as fastest female by 21 seconds from Samantha Howard (Mersey Tri), while Sally Cunliffe (Velotik Racing Team) was third in that category with 26-47.

Deb Hutson-Lumb

Liverpool Century Road Club rider Andy Bennett was quickest on a road bike in 23-47, giving him the win by 28 seconds from Ade Glover (Graham Weigh Racing Deeside Olympic) with Bennett’s team-mate at Liverpool Century, Joe Allen being third in 26-51.

“This was my second time trial of the season and first ride on the course,” said Hutson-Lumb. “I was battling very sore, tired legs but had a good ride out. Unfortunately I got stuck behind slow traffic on the return leg but it was still a great event and I’ll be back for another go.

“Weather conditions were good - warm with a bit of a tailwind out, and the road conditions were mostly good with a couple of clusters of potholes to navigate round.”

Hutson-Lumb next aims to be in action at the VTTA North Midlands 10 next Saturday, as well as the Legato Racing Team 10 the following Tuesday and the Chester Road Club 25 early next month.

The event used the D10/25 course on the A534, heading over the border from England into Wales and turning back to finish near Barton.

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