Daniel Watts broke the 20-minute barrier for the first time on his way to victory in the Bedfordshire Roads CC 10-mile time trial near Tempsford, while Anna Muir (Chelmer CC) was fastest female.
A colder than expected morning led to several riders posting times that were slower than anticipated, but it seemed not to affect Watts, the 28-year-old RAF CA rider from Shropshire.
He clocked 19-52 to take the win by just four seconds from the promoting club’s Mick Hodson, while third went to Ross Clarke (TMG Horizon) who was another seven seconds back.
The women's race was won by 44-year-old Essex resident Anna Muir (Chelmer CC) with 23:55, while Emma Koppe (CC Ashwell) was second with 25:22 and third was Gill Reynolds (Willesden CC) with 26:07.
The F1b/10 course begins just south of Tempsford and heads down the A1 to Biggleswade, before returning and finishing just short of the start point.
St Neots CC won the team prize with their victorious trio being Simon Elkington, Mark Greenhow and Patrick Ellerbeck.
This was Watts’s first open victory of the season, but comes after a string of good top ten placings which have included third in the Ludlow CC 10. He will be aiming for another victory when he rides the Hemel Hempstead CC 10 next Saturday.
And for Muir, the win comes after she was part of the winning quartet in the CC London four-up last month, while she was also victorious in April in the Easterley RC 25.
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1 Daniel Watts Royal Air Force Cycling Association 19:52
2 Mick Hodson Bedfordshire Road RT 19:56
3 Ross Clarke TMG Horizon Cycling Team 20:03
4 Jack Patmore VeloElite RC 20:08
5 Andy Stuart Velo Club St Raphael 21:09
6 Jon Surtees NOPINZ 21:15
7 Adam Fisher Cambridge CC 21:18
8 John Lacey Hemel Hempstead CC 21:22
9 Matt Donovan Bedfordshire Road RT 21:23
10 Leigh Smith JCA Equipe Velo 21:32
1 Anna Muir Chelmer CC 23:55
2 Emma Koppe CC Ashwell 25:22
3 Gillian Reynolds Willesden CC 26:07
4 Ruth Freestone King 45 RC 26:28
5 Deborah Joy Newell Icknield RC 30:27
Team: St Neots CC (Simon Elkington, Mark Greenhow, Patrick Ellerbeck)