Matt Sinclair powered to victory in the Matlock CC 10 in Derbyshire on Sunday morning, while talented young Belper BC rider Anica Taylor was fastest female.
39-year-old Sinclair, the Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT rider from Leicester, clocked 20.17 to take one second off the course record for the A10/16 near Rowsley, a time which gave him the win by 1-07 from veteran Patrick Gould (Matlock CC), while third spot went to Darren Yarwood (Vive le Velo) who was another four seconds off the pace.
In the women’s category, juvenile Anica Taylor (Belper BC) was the only entrant, but deserved her prize with a good time of 32-37.
Sinclair’s win was his first of the season in open events. He was fourth in the Birdwell Wheelers 10 last month where he clocked 20-36, and was second in the Sleaford Wheelers 10 on March 31 where he covered the C10/10 course in 21-02.
Sinclair also won the Matlock CC 10 12 months earlier with a time of 20-28, and went close to the course record in 2016 when he clocked 20-18 for the same event.
The popular A10/16 course takes riders from a start to the north of Darley Dale and up the A6 to Bakewell, where they turn around and retrace through Rowsley to a finish just after the start point.
As well as being the fastest female, Taylor was the best rider on handicap, while Ewan Mackie (Matlock CC) was the fastest youth with a time of 23-10 for seventh spot overall.
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Pos First Second Club Cat Time
1 Matt Sinclair Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT sen 20:17
2 Patrick Gould Matlock CC vet 21:24
3 Darren Yarwood Vive Le Velo vet 21:28
4 Scott Deacon Mapperley CC sen 22:03
5 craig twigg Speedhub vet 22:03
6 Rich Steels Belper BC sen 22:27
7 Ewan Mackie Matlock CC youth 23:10
8 Steve Goodall Matlock CC vet 23:14
9 Isaac Russell Derby Mercury R C Jun 23:44
10 Dave Cracknell Penzance Wheelers CC vet 24:14
11 Alan Marsden Matlock CC vet 24:21
12 Joel Ackers Innovation Racing youth 24:25
13 Nicholas Baker Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club vet 24:27
14 Oliver Wright Common Lane Occasionals vet 25:32
15 Rob Wild Velo Club Long Eaton sen 26:03
16 David Fear South Pennine RC vet 26:58
17 william Ackers Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club vet 27:59
18 Andrew Marshall Matlock CC vet 28:49
19 Richard Thoday Matlock CC vet 31:53
20 Anica Taylor Belper BC youth 32:37
Lee Statham Houghton CC vet
Oliver Hatton Speedhub sen
Kevin White Matlock CC vet
patrick kelly Velo Club Long Eaton sen
Lorne Ffoulkes-Jones Tuxford Clarion C C vet
Nathan Turnbull Leigh Premier Road Club vet
Alex Raynard Matlock CC Jun