Graham Crammond and Sarah Wilkinson finished top man and woman in the Blaydon CC 14-mile time-trial hosted in Edmundbyers, County Durham on Sunday morning.
Graham Crammond (Team Swift) made it a hat-trick of victories in 2019 with a statement win over the 14-mile M14 course.
Crammond clocked a time of 34-31 – over two and a half minutes quicker than next best Jamie Johnson (Barnesbury CC) in second place.
“I went for it from the start but that climb is something else and I started to struggle. Once over the top, I just tried to keep the power down in the hope of getting any time lost back by the finish line,” said Crammond.
Second place Johnson chose to ride a road bike to tackle the tricky climb. His time may have been well down overall but his tactic to attack the climb payed off and was rewarded with the King of the Mountain prize, tackling the climb in 12-25 as part of his 37-11 overall time.
Third place went to Clive Allan (Allen Valley Velo) with a time of 37-18. His podium finish is his highest TT finish to date!
Sarah Wilkinson (Blaydon CC) topped the women’s field in a time of 42-15 as well as taking the Queen of the Mountain title in an improved performance from last year.
Wilkinson’s doubled her season’s win tally with her first coming only last weekend in the North Tyneside Riders 27-mile open event.
“Overall I was really pleased with the win & QoM. I was 2mins 46 faster than last year. Weather conditions were good as the drizzle had stopped by the time I started. I felt strong up the climb & I had the advantage of the Bladies (Sarah’s female team-mates from Blaydon CC) cheering at the top!” said Wilkinson.
Team-mate Rachel Galler was second in 43-42 and Teri Bayliss (Muckle CC) completed the podium with a time of 46-44.
Pos Name Club Gender Cat Time
1 Graham Crammond Team Swift Male Senior 34:31
2 Jamie Johnson Barnesbury CC Male Senior 37:11
3 Clive Allan Allen Valley Velo Male Senior 37:18
4 Simon Gibbs Reifen Racing Male Veteran 37:22
5 Chris Burns Reifen Racing Male Senior 37:52
6 Scott Mccance Derwentside CC Male Veteran 37:53
7 Peter Stokoe Sunderland Clarion Male Senior 38:08
8 Ian Dick Derwentside CC Male Senior 38:35
9 Ian Norris Blumilk.com Male Veteran 38:37
10 Simon Emsley Derwentside CC Male Veteran 38:38
11 Christopher Beaty Allen Valley Velo Male Senior 38:54
12 Christopher Wayman EMC Cycling Male Senior 39:03
13 Peter Herdman Blaydon CC Male Veteran 39:18
14 Colin Blacklock Muckle Cycle Club Male Veteran 39:23
15 Neil Pendrich SVTTA Male Veteran 39:35
16 Nicholas Stevenson Wearside Triathlon Male Veteran 40:09
17 John Paul Herron Derwentside CC Male Veteran 40:17
18 Daniel Holmes Derwentside CC Male Juvenile 40:28
19 Noel Stoddart Blaydon CC Male Veteran 41:07
20 Tom Guy Sunderland Clarion Male Veteran 41:10
21 Ian Gallon North Tyneside Riders CC Male Veteran 41:16
22 Craig Foley Tricademy Male Veteran 41:22
23 Neil Parkin Derwentside CC Male Veteran 41:31
24 Sarah Wilkinson Blaydon CC Female Veteran 42:15
25 John Cantrill Blaydon CC Male Veteran 42:39
26 Geoff Keighley Blaydon CC Male Senior 43:00
27 James George Dunn South Shields Velo Cycling Club Male Senior 43:05
28 Ian Coates Derwentside CC Male Senior 43:23
29 Neil Wilkinson Blaydon CC Male Veteran 43:37
30 Rachel Galler Blaydon CC Female Senior 43:42
31 Keith Sibbald Zeus CRT Male Veteran 44:05
32 Craig Usher North Tyneside Riders CC Male Senior 44:45
33 Teri Bayliss Muckle Cycle Club Female Veteran 46:44
34 Paul Barrett Wearside Triathlon Male Senior 47:26
35 Raymond Bell Derwentside CC Male Veteran 47:46
36 Sandy Cheung Reifen Racing Female Veteran 49:13
37 Jay Sully Blaydon CC Male Veteran 01:00:44
Julian Macbride Team Kirkley Cycles Male Senior DNF
Mark Robertson Army Cycling Male Senior DNS
Colin Gardener Flyte Racing Male Veteran DNS
Paul Wright Blaydon CC Male Senior DNS(A)
Sandy Waller Edinburgh Road Club Male Senior DNS(A)
Venda Louise Pollock Blaydon CC Female Veteran DNS(A)
David Symes Blaydon CC Male Veteran DNS(A)
Lisa Baker Muckle Cycle Club Female Veteran DNS(A)