Gloucester City Cycling Club

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  • Date: 01-Jun-19
  • Time: 09:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: u7b
  • Closing Date: 21-May-19 23:59
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Gates and Georgi charge to victories in Gloucester City CC 10

  • Published: 02 Jun 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Jonathan Gates

Jonathan Gates (Royal Air Force Cycling Association) came within 14 seconds of the course record in the Gloucester City CC 10 while Pfeiffer Georgi took a convincing win in the women’s event.

Gates, aged 42 and from Carterton in Oxfordshire, broke the 20 minute mark despite his chain slipping off at one point finishing in a time of 19 minutes and 59 seconds.

The U7B course sees riders travel north on the A38 from near Woodford before passing by Gossington and turning for home.

Gates, who also won the VC Bristol 10 on the same course in April, went 36 seconds quicker on this occasion to take a clear win clocking an average speed of over 30 miles per hour.

Mark Hudson (Bristol South Cycling Club) sandwiched two Royal Air Force Cycling Association riders on the podium clocking 20.47 with serviceman Rich Meadows took third in 21.31.

“I’ve won a couple of times on this course so it has become a happy hunting ground for me,” said Gates. “I’ve been riding better as the season has gone on and it was a nice day for a good time as it was warm and dry.

“I might have gone faster had my chain not come off but I think I would have just missed the course record of 19 minutes and 45 seconds.”

Pfeiffer Georgi

Professional road racer Georgi, 18, took an emphatic win by over four minutes in the women’s event.

The Team Sunweb rider, who finished second in the National Junior 10-mile Championships last season, clocked a winning time of 23 minutes and 17 seconds which was good enough for 16th place overall.

Finishing second woman was veteran rider Annamarie Miles (Salt and Sham Cycle Club) who finished in 27.26.

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