Joanne Jago (Performance Cycles) and David Janes (Wheels of Dorset-Aero Testing) were victorious at Gillingham and District Wheelers staged their hardriders 19-mile time trial in Somerset.
Janes, the 36-year-old from Wiltshire, clocked 38.31 to take the win by 24 seconds from Jack Rebours (Caesarean CC Jersey) the young rider who won last season’s Knight Composites Classic Time Trial Series. And third went to VC Walcot’s Tavis Walker, who was just over a minute behind Janes’ pace.
And fastest female was Joanne Jago (Performance Cycles), the 37-year-old from Bristol. She covered the U303 course near Bruton in 45.57 giving her victory by almost three minutes from Jenny Lee (Yeovil CC).
The course takes riders on an anti-clockwise loop from Bruton down through Stoney Stoke and round Bourton and Zeals before heading back up to Kilmington and down to North Brewham to a finish back near Bruton.
But the distance was slightly shorter this year after roadworks appeared, meaning the riders were started about half a mile further up from the originally planned start point.
It was Janes’ first appearance of the year after a successful 2017 season in which he won several races including the Severn Road Club 50, the Ross on Wye CC 10, the Poole Wheelers 10, the Somer Valley 19 (on the same U303 course as the Gillingham hardriders) and the a3crg 10.
He is next down to ride in the Western TTA 31 next Sunday, as well as the Bath CC 24 on March 25.
Jago placed second in last month’s Severn Road Club 25, and was also second in the same Gillingham and District Wheelers event 12 months earlier. She is next due to ride in the Bath CC 24 (another round of the Western TTA Series) as well as round three of the Knight Composites Classic TT Series on April 15.
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