Victory for Dulson
HAINAULT ROAD CLUB S evening 10 time-trial was won by club champion Rob Dulson. After an absence of two weeks, Dulson took top spot in the 13th race of the series in a time of 25 minutes and 41 seconds. As well as rain and heavy winds, the riders had to
HAINAULT ROAD CLUB'S evening 10 time-trial was won by club champion Rob Dulson.
After an absence of two weeks, Dulson took top spot in the 13th race of the series in a time of 25 minutes and 41 seconds.
As well as rain and heavy winds, the riders had to contend with the obstruction of a local farmer's tractor on the course!
Noticeably absent was Howard Staunton, who already has the points needed to win the series.
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Clocking a time of 26.38, Roger Pimm picked up nine valuable points for second place.
Kevin Barton rode a solid race to take third position with a time of 28.36, with Elliott Hayward hot on his wheels recording his best time on this course of 28.52.
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Fifth-placed Dylan Marvelly crossed the line in 29.10 to collect six points with Frank McGowan just one place behind in 29.11.
Matthew Smith rode to seventh with his time of 29.25 and set a PB for his efforts.
Chris Pimm was next up, securing three points for an eighth place finish in 29.53.
Riding just his second race of the series, Tom Holmes, took two points for ninth place with his time of 31.28.
Last man in the points was Patrick Smith, stopping the clock in 32.24, half a minute quicker than last week, a PB on the course and just a second off his all-time best.
Just off the scoreboard was Alistair Smith with a consistent ride to clock 34.17.
With one race left in the series, there is only second and third spot to play for, but with just a handful of points between them, Rob Dulson, Paul Gee and Roger Pimm are all in contention for the remaining podium positions ensuring a nailbiting finale.
n Howard Staunton achieved a PB for a 10-mile time-trial last Saturday.
As part of the club's three-man contingent in the Cambridge CC promoted event near Newmarket, Staunton crossed the line in a time of 21.20 to place 37th in a field of 95 riders.
Mark Steers rode a great race to finish 42nd in 21.35, with Roger Pimm coming in 84th with his time of 23.44.