Cleveland Whs CC (Sporting Course)(Incl Road Bike Category)
Cleveland Wheelers Cycling Club held their annual start of the season Hilly 21 time-trial race around the Stokesley area on Sunday. 62 riders had entered the competition which started at Stokesley and travelled up to Hutton Rudby against a strong wind, but then returned to Stokesley along the A172 with the wind behind them. The race then turned south towards Great Broughton, Ingleby Greenhow, Battersby, and Easby to finish just before the junction of Battersby Avenue and the A173 Stokesley-Great Ayton road, having first negotiated the flooding on Battersby Avenue.
After the first few riders, an early lead was taken by 18 year old Espoir rider, Jake Stephenson ( Triology Manhealth), in a time of 50:14 and this was held for half an hour before Rob Carter (Cleveland Wheelers) pipped him by 9 seconds. Richard Lilleker (Cleveland Wheelers) then beat him by 1 second. The faster riders began to arrive with Euan Sanderson (Cleveland Wheelers) taking the lead with a time of 49:36, before Marcel Schubert (Darlington CC) arrived 5 minutes later to take third place in 46:31. Five minutes after Chris Smart (GTR- Return to Life) finished to take first place in a time of 46:10. Second place went to veteran rider Keith Murray in a time of 46:39.
The fastest lady rider was veteran Anna Turvey (Drag2Zero) in a time of 50:22 with veteran rider Kate Sanderson (Cleveland Wheelers) in second place in 1.03:19.
Paul Thirling rode in the Road Bike section posting a cracking time 56:29 finishing in 29th place (Road bike finishing place to follow)
Richie Grant rode in the TT bike section posting a commendable time of 1:00:27 for 39th place after breaking a cleat in his warm up and rode the course doing the Okikoki (1 foot in 1 foot out)
Phil Wright sent his apologies and is gearing up for his 1st event of the season this saturday.
|Chris||Smart||Male||Senior||GTR – Return To Life||46:10 1st||28.202 Mph|
|Paul||Thirling||Male||Vet||Hartlepool CC||56:24 29th||23.085 Mph|
|Richie||Grant||Male||Vet||Hartlepool CC||1:00:27 39th||21.538 Mph|
|Phil||Wright||Male||Vet||Hartlepool CC DNS A|
All race results can be found at:
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