Mapperley CC

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  • Date: 25-May-19
  • Time: 15:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: a10/3
  • Closing Date: 14-May-19 23:59
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Ledger breaks course record in Notts, Duggleby victorious too

  • Published: 26 May 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Karen Ledger

Adam Duggleby snatches victory as Karen Ledger broke the women’s course record in the Mapperley CC 10-mile time trial in Nottinghamshire on Saturday afternoon.

Duggleby (Vive le Velo) finished the day standing atop the podium in familiar fashion but only four seconds separated the top three riders with Duggleby emerging on top, clocking a great time of 18-56.

The win was the reigning National 12-hour champion’s sixth consecutive of 2019 as he looks ahead to competing for National titles starting next month.

Matthew Bottrill (Team Bottrill) made a welcome return as a solo competitor to time-trialling after being knocked off his bike back in 2017, with the former multiple national champion rekindling the form that saw his dominate on many occasions.

Adam Duggleby

Bottrill stopped the watches just two seconds shy of Duggleby’s benchmark, clocking 18-58 to finish in second place overall. Competing the podium just another two seconds adrift was William Perrett (Aerolab Ward Wheelz) in 19-00.

Karen Ledger (Ace Test Team) was in phenomenal form on Saturday as the 46-year-old smashed the women’s course record by over a minute.

The second woman to leave the blocks, Ledger capitalised on good conditions and flew round the course in 21-25, slashing 1-20 off of the old course record in her victory.

“This was the best weather yet here – windy but warm. I was pretty pleased with my pacing and managed to take advantage of the tailwind out,” said Ledger.

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Results:

1. Adam Duggleby (Vive le Velo)      18.56

2. Matthew Bottrill (Team Bottrill)    19.58

3. William Perrett (Aerolab Ward Wheelz)     19.00

 

Women: Karen Ledger (Ace Test Team)        21.25 (course record)