Brilliant sunshine greeted riders and officials for the third running of Cycle Club Sudbury’s 10 miles Open Time Trial on the Lavenham – Sudbury – Lavenham course.
The early morning start in sub zero temperatures and a rising head wind on the return leg meant that riders’ times were never going to worry the course record.
Nino Piccoli (TT-Weekly/Pedal Revolution/Gear Club) and Glenn Taylor (API-Metrow-Silverhook Chemicals) are two of the regions top time trial riders and were expected to provide a close battle for overall honours. And so it proved with Taylor coming home just 10 seconds quicker than Piccoli, in 23mins 43secs. Taylor, from Capel St. Mary near Ipswich, admitted to struggling against the cold and wind on the return leg and thought he had lost his chance of victory. Andrew Leggett (Stowmarket & Dist.C.C. – Orbea/Autostrasse) came home with the third fastest time in 24mins 42secs. His team mates from the Stowmarket club, Owen Bannister and Paul Moss, secured 1st and 2nd places in the best improver category. 3rd place went to C.C.S’s rejuvenated veteran, Simon Daw who also recorded the fastest time of all the Sudbury riders with a 25min 16sec. Next quickest came Rob Davies with a 26min 05sec (despite a 1 min penalty for a late start) and James Rush with a 26min 11sec ride.
A successful event which went off without any mishaps in the icy conditions and also a good effort from Stewart Kirk in his first year as organiser.
|1||Glenn Taylor||API-Metrow-Silverhook Chemicals||23m43s|
|2||Nino Piccoli||TT-Weekly.com/Pedal Revolution||23m53s|
|3||Andrew Leggett||Stowmarket & Dist.CC. – Orbea/Autostrasse||24m42s|
|4||Simon Daw||Cycle Club Sudbury||25m16s|
|5||Owen Bannister||Stowmarket & Dist.CC. – Orbea/Autostrasse||25m31s|
|6||Colin Lown||Ipswich B.C.||26m02s|
|7||Rob Davies||Cycle Club Sudbury||26m05s|
|8||James Rush||Cycle Club Sudbury||26m11s|
|9||Matt Shotbolt||Cycle Club Sudbury||26m46s|
|10||Chris Leggett||Stowmarket & Dist.CC. – Orbea/Autostrasse||27m05s|
|11||Alan Russell||Cycle Club Sudbury||27m08s|
|12||Paul Moss||Stowmarket & Dist.CC. – Orbea/Autostrasse||27m18s|
|13||John Parks||Wolsey Road Club||29m53s|
|14||Steve Mayes||West Suffolk Wheelers||29m59s|
|15||George Hoppit||Cycle Club Sudbury||30m00s|
|16||Gary Matthews||53.12 Multi-Sports||30m19s|
|Steve Rush||North Norfolk Wheelers||DNF|
|Will Marchant||Flitch Chrono||DNF|
|Paul Furness||Team Blueleaf Bicycle Smithy||DNS|
|Paul Jay||Newmarket Cycling & Tri Club||DNS|
|Paul Rooke||West Suffolk Wheelers||DNS|
- Owen Bannister
- Paul Moss
- Simon Daw