Pete Morris and Olivia Webb emerged as fastest man and woman on the undulating G25/89 in the Eastbourne Rovers CC 25-mile time trial on Sunday morning.
Morris (Team ASL) led the relatively small field of 32 but did so in convincing fashion, finishing with a lead of 1-02 in the Cliff Sharp Memorial 25.
A time of 52-45 assured the 40-year-old would top his 2017 performance where he finished a close second to Rob Stephenson.
In the women’s category, Olivia Webb did however match her 2017 feat by taking a second straight victory in the event for host club Eastbourne Rovers CC.
The 49-year-old veteran finished 24th overall after stopping the timekeeper’s watch on 1-03-11.
East Grinstead pair Steve Dennis and Mark Bashford finished second and third respectively in the men’s section, with 50 seconds separating them. Dennis crossed the line in 53-47 with Bashford in 54-37.
Theo Tadros finished as quickest junior and 16th overall as the 16-year-old TrainSharp rider posted a time of 1-00-07.
Host club Eastbourne Rovers CC couldn’t get the job done on the day in the team prize as East Grinstead edged ahead by 2-01.
Top two men Steve Dennis and Mark Bashford were accompanied by Colin Harrison to accumulate a collective time of 2-48-04.
Despite being pipped to the team prize, the time trials organisers were still in good spirits, with Peter Moon saying: “Another still day, and warmer than yesterday resulting in some fast times. With such a small field I think everybody had finished before the roads got busy and also made it home in time for breakfast!”
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