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Brett Harwood and Jessica Denman were fastest male and female riders respectively as VC Long Eaton staged a 25-mile time trial in Leicestershire.
Harwood, the 41-year-old Team Bottrill-Vanguard rider from Peterborough, clocked53.21 to take victory by over a minute from Lutterworth Cycle Centre’s David Mead, whose time of 54.29 was 1-18 ahead of former national champion and Team Bottrill-Vanguard boss Matt Bottrill in third spot.
In the women’s category, Jessica Denman (Ilkeston CC) clocked 1-08-30 to win by 1-24 from team-mate Melissa Denman.
The event used the sporting A25/36 course, with the planned A25/16 unavailable because of roadworks.
From a start north of Griffydam, riders headed up and through Breedon village, on to the top of Vinegar Hill before turning left to complete one nine-mile lap. After a second circuit they start a third lap before finishing short of a full circuit.
For Harwood, it was his first open victory of the season after a couple of near misses. He was second in the VTTA Notts and East Mids 10 on the nearby A10/14 course on April 21 at Long Bennington, and he was similarly second on the VTTA East Anglian 25 in Cambridgeshire last weekend where he clocked an impressive 47-04.
He is next due to be in action next weekend with a ride in the Peterborough CC 10 on Saturday, before riding the Norlond TT Combine 50-mile event next Sunday.
And for Jess Denman it was her first win of the season, having placed second fastest female in the Coalville Wheelers 10 back in February.
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