City RC (Hull)(Cheques to G Backshall)(Entries Close 02/04/19)

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  • Date: 19-Apr-19
  • Time: 09:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: v714
  • Closing Date: 02-Apr-19 23:59
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Laverick and Sharp in a class of their own in Yorkshire

  • Published: 21 Apr 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Fiona Sharp

Fiona Sharp and Joe Laverick produced dominant displays on the roads of East Yorkshire to triumph in the City RC Hull 10-mile time trial on Good Friday.

18-year-old Laverick, riding for Cyclism but a road rider with the pro outfit Madison Genesis, showed his class over the short ten-mile distance once again in 2019 to capture his second win in as many events so far this season.

Over a minute separated the Grimsby-based rider from the field, also being the only rider to dip below the 20-minute barrier in 19-29.

Without many events on record in 2018 (albeit winning all he appeared in) Laverick will no doubt be looking to be featured more often. And if his current form is anything to judge by, more podiums are coming his way.

Philip Graves couldn’t make it another win in a City RC Hull hosted event after tasting victory only last month in the host club’s 15-mile event.

Joe Laverick

Graves had to settle for second behind the supreme ride of Laverick in 20-40, holding off Billy Jarish (Rose Team Racing) who finished third only three seconds behind him.

40-year-old Fiona Sharp (Team Swift) returned to the winners’ step once again after a ride equally as dominant as Laverick’s.

Sharp had won three times prior to Friday’s event with there being only one occasion where she had to settle for another finishing place.

Sharp made it a City RC (Hull) double this season as her time of 23-34 was 1-42 better than her nearest category rival and team-mate Maria Mulleady.

Mulleady crossed the line in 25-18, over minute ahead of third placed Vanessa Barker (Hull Thursday RC).

Darren Yarwood (Vive Le Velo) was fastest veteran in 20-50, just missing out on a podium in fourth while fifth placed Oliver Rees (HMT Hospitals-Giant) was fastest junior, only two seconds back from Yarwood.

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