Sally Smith and Sebastian Dickson powered to authoritative wins in the Medway Velo Club 21.9-mile time trial in Kent on Sunday.
Dickson stormed to a 36-second victory over Nic Fennell, the Cambridge University CC rider making it his second victory in the month of March after two-up glory a fortnight ago – the 23-year-old crossing the line in 49-30.
A three-time winner in 2018, Dickson looks on track to have a better season already within the first few months of the time trialling season.
Kent circuit regular Nic Fennell (Thanet RC) was second with a time of 50-06 to add to his win in the VTTA Kent 10 the previous day. Fennell has been out of action since a fifth place in the National Closed Circuit Championships last season but has a few events on the horizon.
Joshua Clark (Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA) capped off the podium spots with a time of 52-18. The podium is Clark’s first in open events since April 2018 with a third place in Thanet RC’s 9.5-mile two-up.
Home club rider Sally Smith topped the women’s timesheets – a 1-09-48 gave her a maiden open win according to CTT records.
Smith participated infrequently in 2018 with finishes of seventh and third respectively but the 39-year-old’s time on Sunday was good enough for a 1-37 margin of victory. Lisa Hurrell (Maldon & District CC) finished second in 1-11-25.
Fourth placed Neil Harrigan (Gravesend CC) topped the veteran’s standings by 1-39 after crossing the finish in 52-51.
* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission. This report by Jack Cudworth.
Pos Name Club Gender Category Time
1 Sebastian Dickson Cambridge University CC Male Senior 49:30
2 Nicholas Fennell Thanet RC Male Senior 50:06
3 Joshua Clark Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA Male Espoir 52:18
4 Neil Harrigan Gravesend CC Male Veteran 52:51
5 William Murtagh Rye & District Wheelers CC Male Espoir 53:48
6 Alex Pearson Wildcats CC Male Veteran 54:30
7 Tjeerd Mijzen Hastings & St. Leonards CC Male Veteran 55:34
8 Antony Bee Wigmore CC Male Veteran 56:12
9 Keith Brown Southborough & Dist. Whs Male Veteran 56:34
10 Carl Chapman GS Invicta - Eye Level Optical- Herbert Cycles Male Veteran 58:55
11 Dean Chapman Ashford Road CC Male Senior 59:13
12 Nick Elson Wildcats CC Male Senior 59:22
13 Richard Parrotte Shaftesbury CC Male Veteran 59:59
14 Paul Fairman Abellio - SFA Racing Team Male Veteran 1:00:26
15 Neal Marrin Finsbury Park CC Male Veteran 1:01:08
16 Peter Tibbitts Ford CC Male Veteran 1:01:08
17 Paul Simmons Ashford Road CC Male C5 1:01:11
18 Andy Macpherson VC Deal Male Veteran 1:01:30
19 Ron Castelijn Hastings & St. Leonards CC Male Veteran 1:01:44
20 Michael Stanley Medway Velo Club Male Veteran 1:02:19
21 Mark Amon Rye & District Wheelers CC Male Veteran 1:02:20
22 Steven Waite Medway Velo Club Male Veteran 1:03:53
23 Rob Kennison Medway Velo Club Male Veteran 1:04:42
24 Robert Sapp Medway Velo Club Male Veteran 1:07:07
25 Sally Smith Medway Velo Club Female Senior 1:09:48
26 Lisa Hurrell Maldon & District CC Female Senior 1:11:25
27 Jonathan Hemming Addiscombe CC Male Veteran 1:11:30
28 Chris Parker Hastings & St. Leonards CC Male Veteran 1:15:40
Paul Smith VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths Male Veteran DNF
James Molony Durham University Cycling Club Male Espoir DNF - Mechanical
Jill Cliff GS Invicta - Eye Level Optical- Herbert Cycles Female Veteran DNS
Mark Whittaker GS Invicta - Eye Level Optical- Herbert Cycles Male Veteran DNS
James Bromley Becontree Wheelers CC Male Veteran DNSA
Tom Rowing Abellio - SFA Racing Team Male Senior DNSA
Graham Hurrell Basildon CC Male Veteran DNSA
Pete Elms Colour Tech RT Male Veteran DNSA