vtta (nottm & east mids)(all ages)(cheques to robert christian)

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  • Date: 22-Sep-18
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: a25/34
  • Closing Date: 11-Sep-18 23:59
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Ledger and Duggleby lay waste to the field in Nottinghamshire

  • Published: 23 Sep 18
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Adam Duggleby

Adam Duggleby and Karen Ledger blazed their way to impressive victories as they dominated the VTTA Notts and East Midlands 25 on Saturday.

Paralympic medal winning pilot Adam Duggleby (Vive le Velo) was a man determined on Saturday afternoon despite difficult conditions.

The wet course, which saw many riders turn back, couldn’t slow down Duggleby who posted a quick time of 47-04, only seven seconds away from what is believed to be the course record which Adam holds.

The National 12-hour champion was in typically good form as he clinched his 12th victory of the year by a huge margin of 4-06.

Karen Ledger (Team Bottrill) was on equally ruthless form as she powered to victory in the women’s category by more than three minutes.

Karen Ledger

The 45 year old didn’t let the conditions affect her ride and despite the unfavourable rain in recent days, organisers said the course was still fairly quick with Ledger upholding those claims with a time of 54-30.

Back in the men’s category, Michael Smith (Raw Sport) rode to his best open competition finish with his first major placing result of the year. The second place in 51-10 trumped a previous best of fourth in the Ratae RC 10 earlier this month.

Sean Vincent (Team Bottrill) accrued only his second podium of the year as he finished third with a time of 51-29 to pip Tuxford Clarion’s Shawn Gough by three seconds.

Team Swift’s Fiona Sharp couldn’t build upon an impressive victory in last week’s SportsLab 10 miler, falling short of the dominant Karen Ledger.

Sharp finished with a time of 57-46 as Becky Murley (Wisbech Wheelers) crossed the line in 58-58 to take third spot.

17-year-old Matthew Stretton (Coalville Wheelers) had a good day on the pedals, finishing as top junior and breaking into the top 10 for the fifth time this year in 52-41.

Quickest overall veteran was third-placed Sean Vincent but it was Ron Hallam who took the veteran on standard prize as the 88-year-old smashed his standard time by +24-07.

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