Triathlete Philip Graves continued his remarkable form with yet another victory, this time in the 25-mile South Pennine CC event held in Etwall, Derbyshire on Saturday.
The Clifton CC rider tore around the circuit in a time of 46.28, 51 seconds quicker than his closest rival, veteran North Lancs rider Steve Irwin.
With rain blighting the event for the past three years and a collision with a stationary police car in last year’s event, this time the worst of anyone’s worries was a light cross wind although it didn’t seem to bother the riders.
Joshua Williams of Team Bottrill completed the podium in 47.40 and Angela Hibbs of Fusion RT won the women’s event with a fantastic time of 51.59.
Fastest junior was Nathan Allatt (Royal Navy and Marines CA). The 16-year-old completed in 51.58. Jeff Bowler and Dave Bates of the organising club were the only tandem entry and stopped the clock at 54.03.
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1. Philip Graves (Clifton CC) 46.28
2 Steve Irwin (North Lancs RC) 47.19
3 Joshua Williams (Team Bottrill) 47.40
4 Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles RT) 47.56
5 Charles Taylor (Team Bottrill) 48.23
6 Jonathan Weirs (SSLL RT) 48.40
7 Andy Jackson (SSLL RT) 48.45
Veteran: Steve Irwin
1 Angela Hibbs (Fusion RT) 51.59
2 Karen Ledger (Langsett RT) 54.48
3 Katja Rietdorf (Born to Bike Bridgetown) 56.58
Junior: Nathan Allatt (Royal Navy and Marines CA) 51.58
Tandem: Jeff Bowler and Dave Bates (South Pennine RC) 54.0