Familiar Kent faces Hannah Graveney and Nic Fennell emerged as winners in the VTTA Kent 10-mile time trial near Grain on Saturday.
One half of the formidable Fennell brothers, Nic returned to time trialling action, powering to the top step of the podium in familiar fashion.
Having to beat a time of 21-48 to move atop the standings, Fennell slashed the time on the winner’s seat by 47 seconds to 21-01, a time the remaining five riders to follow couldn’t match up to.
Fennell would go on to finish second in Sunday’s Medway Velo Club hosted event.
The time Fennell had to beat belonged to Nick Wilson (Rye & District Wheelers CC). Wilson may not have been able to enjoy a win on this occasion but second was a worthy consolation.
Wilson’s second place was his first podium in five events and best finish since May last season. Third place was filled by veteran Neil Harrigan (Gravesend CC) who clocked a time of 22-07.
Quickest woman and event winner went to Hannah Graveney (LIV AWOL).
Graveney tasted victory in her last outing on New Year’s Day this year, sharing the top spot with Charmaine Pullen. But this time, the top spot was just for her with a time of 25-05 to give her a 100% race record on in 2019.
Jo Smith (Thanet RC) was her next nearest competitor, 25 seconds down the course with a time of 25-30 while her team-mate Abigail Langley was another 30 seconds back in 26-00, completing the podium.
In other categories, Toby Yemm (Thanet RC) was quickest junior with a time of 26-42.
* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission. This report by Jack Cudworth.
No. Name Club Cat Time
1 Nicholas Fennell Thanet RC S 21:01
2 Nick Wilson Rye & Dist Wheelers CC V 21:48
3 Neil Harrigan Gravesend CC V 22:07
4 Tom Rowing Abellio SFA RT S 22:25
5 Tjeerd Mijzen Hastings & St Leonards V 22:30
6 Adrian Hawkins Thanet RC V 22:36
7 Steve Gooch Rye & Dist Whs CC V 22:53
8 Antony Bee Wigmore CC V 23:12
9 Geoff Pullen Rye & Dist Wheelers CC V 23:13
10 Keith Brown Southboro & Dist Whs V 23:14
11 Rob Milnes Thanet RC S 23:23
12 Scott Meeks Thanet RC V 23:38
13 Sam Day CS Grupetto V 23:51
14 Colin Harrison East Grinstead CC V 23:52
15= Alex Woolley Sheppy Velo V 23:58
15= Stephen Tierney Team Bottrill V 23:58
17 Tom Morton PMR V 24:14
18 Hugh Williams Pro Vision Cycle Clothing V 24:16
19 Mark Wright Rye & Dist Wheelers CC V 24:39
20 Ron Casteljn Hastings & St. Leonards CC V 24:43
21 David Greenwood Rye & Dist Wheelers CC V 24:47
22 Hannah Graveney Liv AWOL L 25:05
23 Grant Cousins Thanet RC S 25:15
24 Colin Ashcroft West Kent RC V 25:29
25 Jo Smith Thanet RC L 25:30
26= Chris Bax PMR V 25:49
26= Roger Hutchings Lewes Wanderers V 25:49
28 Abigail Langley Thanet RC L 26:00
29 Paul Kirkness Thanet RC V 26:02
30 Mark Vowellsÿ (Trike) CC Bexley V 26:04
31 Matthew Hall Thanet RC S 26:26
32 Mick James Kassei CC V 26:30
33 Sara Anne Lucas Folkestone Velo Club L/V 26:36
34 Robert Giles PMR V 26:39
35 Toby Yemm Thanet RC J 26:42
36 Eva Nyirenda a3crg L 27:24
37 Catherine Morrell Thanet RC L/J 27:27
38 Simon Charles Thanet RC V 27:55
39 Sophie Driscoll Thanet RC L 28:10
40 Dave Mastin Thanet RC V 28:44
41 Vernon Thomas VC Elanÿ V 29:22
42 Josie Harcourt Thanet RC L 29:27
43 Colin Inett Thanet CC V 29:29
44 Andy Burrows Thanet RC V 29:34
45 Chris Parker Hastings & Leonards CC V 30:21
46 Michael Daniels Southboro & Dist Whs V 30:46
47 Diana Yemm Thanet RC L/V 30:53
48 Tom Cosgrove VTTA (London & H C) V DNS
Helen McKay Les Filles Racing Team L/V DNS
Phil Booth Medway Velo Club V DNS
Faye Faiers Thanet RC L/V DNS
Michael Johansen London Dynamo V DNS
Andrew McCall Thanet RC V DNS
Mike Piper PMR V DNS
Gary Ricks Woolwich CC V DNS