Jasmin Bowyer was fastest female as pro rider Scott Davies powered to overall victory in the Cardiff Ajax 10-mile time trial on Saturday.
Bowyer, the 25-year-old from Llanelli who rides for Bynea Cycling Club, covered the course near Abercarn in 25-08 to win the women’s prize by 2-08 from veteran Cardiff Ajax CC rider Helen Priest.
And Davies – the 23-year-old Team Dimension Data professional rider who comes from Carmarthen – clocked 19-23 to win the overall prize by seven seconds from Ioan Smallwood (Cardiff Ajax CC).
Davies started as hot favourite, being the 2017 National Under-23 Time Trial Champion as well as having placed tenth in the World under-23 Championships that same year.
His performance wasn’t a personal best though – that stands at 18-34 set 18 months ago on a nearby course – and it wasn’t quite good enough to challenge Sam Harrison’s course record of 19-07.
He will be targeting another winning performance in a couple of weeks when he rides the Ogmore Valley Wheelers 25-mile event on the fast R25/3h course in South Wales, where he will be looking to break his personal best of 46-33 set on the same course in 2016.
Bowyer’s victory in the women’s category comes after she placed second fastest female in the Bynea CC 10 three weeks earlier.
The course for the Cardiff Ajax CC event was the R10/16a, which starts just south of Newbridge and tracks down through the valley to Crosskeys, Risca and on to the turn at Pontymister before heading back north.
In other categories, Evan Richards (Giant CC Halo Films) was fastest junior with 22-14, while the best veteran was Richard Wilder (Sportzmad) with 21-08 and fifth place overall.
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