rttc classic series (3 of 6)(beacon rcc)(cheques to john hitchcock)(entries close 05/04/2016)

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  • Date: 24-Apr-16
  • Time: 08:00
  • Distance: 39 Miles
  • Course: K22/39
  • Closing Date: 05-Apr-16 23:59
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    • Juvenile
    • Junior

Graves and Rose victorious in RTTC Classic Series round three

  • Published: 24 Apr 16
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Philip Graves and Claire Rose both secured back-to-back wins in the RTTC Classic Series with victory in round three, organised by Beacon CC and held at Great Witley in Worcestershire on Sunday.

Graves, 27 and from York, added to his victory last time out in round two and looked in great form as he finished well ahead of his rivals.

The Clifton CC man raced around in 1:32.25 – just six seconds off reigning champion Matt Bottrill’s course record. This is his eleventh win of the season already.

Richard Bussell of RST Sport-Aerocoach came second, 2.48 behind the flying Graves. Bussell only just did enough to take second with Mike Bourne Cycles rider Matt Clinton was third in a time of 1:35.16, just three seconds slower.

Speaking after the event, Graves said: “I went up to the course on Saturday to ride it but I got lost and ended up in Bromsgrove! I think I did about 70km as a result and I could feel it in my legs today.

“I’m glad I did it though – it does make a difference knowing the course. I’m riding again next week in Penrith and I’ll be looking for more of the same.”

For Claire Rose, it’s three wins from three races and she’s looking to storm away with the series after another dominant display.

Rose was 4.52 ahead of the second-placed rider, team mate Dame Sarah Story who completed in 1:48.24. Kelly Murphy of Boot Out Breast Cancer was third in a time of 1:50.33.

Claire said after the race: “I enjoyed ride and the course, I rode a stage race a week ago and it has helped with my endurance.

The first stage was a prologue time trial and I came second by only four seconds so I’m good form. I’m riding in the Tour of Yorkshire next week.”

Mark Turnbull took the veteran prize for Torq Performance with a time of 1:40.30. Jamie Holmes (Mid Shropshire Wheelers) was fastest junior in a time of 1:52.43.

Paracycle winner was David Murphy (Liverpool Mercury Dolan CC) with an adjusted time of 1:46.42.

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Senior Men:

1 Philip Graves (Clifton CC York) 1:32.25

2 Richard Bussell (RST Sport-Aerocoach) 1:35.13

3 Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles) 1:35.16

4 Dean Robson (Nopinz) 1:35.49

5 Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles) 1:35.54

6 Christopher Fennel (Thanet RC) 1:36.05

7 Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy CT) 1:37.40

8 Jake Womersley (Sportscover Altura) 1:38.01

9 Jack O’Neill (Mike Vaughan Cycles) 1:38.44

10 Daniel Halksworth (Velosport Jersey) 1:41.13

Senior Women:

1 Claire Rose (Podium Ambition - Club La Santa)    1:43.32

2. Dame Sarah Storey (Podium Ambition - Club La Santa)  1:48.24

3 Kelly Murphy (Boot Out Breast Cancer)    1:50.33

4 Lauren Creamer (Podium Ambition - Club La Santa)        1:53.40

5 Jackie Field (Cycle Club Ashwell)  1:54.07

6 Emma Lewis (Adalta CC)   1:54.34

7 Paula Moseley (Hereford Triathlon Club)   1:55.51

8 Liz Powell (Mike Vaughan Cycles) 1:57.58

9 Crystal Spearman (Nopinz) 1:58.19

10 Rebecca Womersley (Drops Cycling Team)         1:58.37

Veteran: Mark Turbull (Torq Performance)   1:40.30

Junior: Jamie Holmes (Mid Shropshire Wheelers)     1:52.43

Paracycle: David Murphy (Liverpool Mercury Dolan CC)   1:46.42