Tour de France star is Short of Hainault rider

SIX riders represented Hainault Roads Club in the Shaftesbury CC 10-mile time trial on Saturday. A strong field of riders included 1987 Tour de France stage-winner and yellow jersey wearer Sean Yates, who set off just two minutes behind Hainault s Ian Sh

SIX riders represented Hainault Roads Club in the Shaftesbury CC 10-mile time trial on Saturday.

A strong field of riders included 1987 Tour de France stage-winner and yellow jersey wearer Sean Yates, who set off just two minutes behind Hainault's Ian Short, but failed to catch him.

Short dug deep to produce a fine ride, crossing the line in 22 minutes and 15 seconds for 29th place overall, holding off his childhood hero, Yates, who returned a time of 21.57 to take 22nd place.

Paul Godfrey rode a fine race to record 23.43, landing him 64th position, with team-mate Mark Steers just behind in 68th place with 23.56.

Winning the day was time trial superstar Michael Hutchinson, who put in a monumental ride after recording just 18.59 for the 10 miles, an average of 31.6mph.

In a separate category race, Howard Staunton took third overall with a fantastic time of 22.54, while club champion, Rob Dulson, sneaked in to 10th place with a fine ride of 23.55, with Paul Gee taking 28th thanks to his time of 24.40.