Ioan Smallwood (Cardiff Ajax CC) and Jessica Roberts (Liv CC-Epic Coaching) were the fastest male and female rider respectively as Port Talbot Wheelers staged a 10-mile time trial on the R10/23 near Resolven in South Wales on Saturday.
In-form Smallwood, the Denbighshire-based rider who was second in last weekend’s Welsh 25-mile Championship, clocked 21.25 to take the win by 24 seconds from Chris Gibbard (Bynea CC).
Another ten seconds back was Peter Kibble (73 Degrees CC) in third, with Luke Cornish (Cwmcarn Paragon CC) narrowly missing out on a spot in the top three by just one second.
Roberts, the 18-year-old from Llanelli, covered the course in 24.43 to win the women’s category and was the 14th fastest overall too.
She was almost three minutes quicker than the next best female finisher in Hollie Labunsky (Port Talbot Wheelers), while Michelle Fishbourne (Abercynon RC) was third.
For Smallwood, the win was the latest in a strong of good performances.
He teamed up with Courtney Rowe to win the Somerset Road Club two-up 10 the day before last Sunday’s Welsh 25 Championships, and he was also victorious in his own club’s 10 in march, where he clocked 20.57 for the R10/16a and took victory by more than a minute.
He was planning to ride the CC Blaenau Gwent 25 on May 7, as well as the Sportzmad 25 on May 14.
The course takes the riders down a B road which tracks the A465 from south west of Glynneath. Starting near Pentreclwydau, they head down to just before Aberdulais and back.
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