By Rob Monk
Our only race of truth for the year, the club time trial championship attracted less interest than normal this year. Foul weather conditions, a graded and muddy Sthurs road and the thought of riding around on your own as fast as you can trying to set a PB apparently was enough to put off most.
A miserable 10 competitors attended with only 8 managing to finish.
James Henry was the winner of the open championship. He managed the very respectable time of 35.02 for the 3 laps. This was an average speed of 41.87 km/h. Second was LCCC member Jim Timmer Arends. Jim averaged just over 40km/h. Third was Jayden Manintveld.
Brett Rollinson was first in the M123 division with Shane Stiles Second and Simon Baxter third. Shane deserves a special mention as he completed the race on his road bike unlike the others who had custom build time trial equipment.
Robyn Baker was the womens champion, riding a standard road bike with clip on bars.
This week is the beginning of the B&T plumbing crit series which starts at Labertouche at 2.00pm. Members are required to enter online by Friday if they intend to race. Enter here.
In other news
Brenton Jones won the final stage of the Tour of Hainan.
Cyrus Monk came in second in Sunday’s Eildon Tour.