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Chris Smart (GTR-Return to Life) and Holly Flannery (Richmond CC) took the main honours at the Ferryhill Wheelers 10-mile time trial near Sedgefield, County Durham, on Saturday.
Smart, 38, clocked 20-34 for the T105 course, giving him the win by 33 seconds from Kris Atkin (Team Bottrill) while Ribble Pro Cycling vet Shaun Tyson was third, another 13 seconds adrift.
And in the women’s category, 20-year-old Holly Flannery (Richmond CC) was fastest, her time of 24-01, just four seconds quicker than Kerry Gowland (Houghton CC).
Third spot in the women’s event went to Louise Hamilton (Mountain Goat Coaching), who was more than two minutes slower than Flannery.
The T105 course takes riders from Sedgefield to Wynard and back on the A689. The event was a charity event in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance.
The event also included a road bike category, with Philip Wheatley (AIMS Cycling) taking the win in a time of 24-06, just two seconds quicker than David Lawson (Fietsen Tempo).
Smart’s win is just the latest in a string of good performances.
He started the 2019 season with a win in the Velo Club Vitesse 13.6-mile time trial back in early March, and has since taken second spot in both the Royal Albert CC 10 and the Loudoun Road Club 17.8-mile event last weekend.
Following the win in the Ferryhill Wheelers event on Saturday, he was due to compete in the Cleveland Wheelers hilly 25 on Sunday.
This was Holly Flannery’s first win of the season and indeed her first open event of the season, although there will surely be more to come from the youngster.
Below the main podium placings, fourth place went to AIMS Cycling rider Lee Kermode with 21-46, while three seconds further back was Smart’s team-mate at GTR-Return to Life Lewis Duff, the veteran having clocked 21-49.
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