David Janes (Wheels of Dorset) and women’s junior ace Pfeiffer Georgi (Liv CC Halo Cycles) proved victorious in the 22-mile Cheltenham and County CC event on Sunday.
Janes has kicked off 2018 with two wins and a second place already this season, with this win making it three wins in five races for the 36-year-old from Wiltshire.
The Wheels of Dorset rider bested second place Dean Robson by 13 seconds with a time of 47-30 on the relatively flat U75 course. This is the second year running Janes has won the race beating Robson both times.
Robson’s time of 47-43 wasn’t enough to snatch victory in the tense rivalry – maybe he can recapture the prize in 2019.
Lee Morgan (Team Bottrill) was the third-placed man but only beat Josh Griffiths (Bristol South CC) by nine seconds and finished in 49-40.
Fastest female Pfeiffer Georgi (Liv CC Halo Cycles) took yet another victory in her already impressive career.
The 17-year-old won by 2-54 ahead of Joanna Jago (Performance Cycles CC) with a time of 54-51 to add to her three victories and a second place in 2018 alone. Georgi set a new competition record at the Merthyr CC 25 earlier this month and her form seems to be continuing for the foreseeable future.
Third-placed Lee Morgan (Team Bottrill) was the fastest veteran on the day, finishing six places ahead of next veteran Tony Chapman (Frome and District Wheelers).
Suffice to say, Pfeiffer Georgi took home the prize of top junior.
The U75 course starts on the outskirts of Stratton village before taking a sharp left onto the winding road of the A435 taking it all the way north to the Seven Springs roundabout that joins with the A436. Riders then come back down the A435 and take a left turn onto Welsh Way where they finish down the road.
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