Chester Road Club

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  • Date: 02-Jun-19
  • Time: 07:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: d25/8e
  • Closing Date: 21-May-19 23:59
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Dobson and Giddings battle conditions to take Chester RC 25 win

  • Published: 02 Jun 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Joseph Dobson

Joseph Dobson (Manchester Bicycle Club) added another victory to his season’s tally with a fine win in tough conditions at the Chester Road Club 25, while Kate Giddings (Liverpool Century RC) won the women’s event.

Dobson, aged 28 and from High Peak in Derbyshire, clocked an average speed of over 28 miles per hour despite a tough wind on the D25/8e in Shropshire.

Riders were treated to a downhill tailwind during a fast start before turning south on the A41 and into a headwind which challenged riders for the next 10 miles before enjoying a tailwind homeward leg.

Dobson had raced the previous day when he was beaten into second in the Team Swift 10 as Madison Genesis rider Joe Laverick won by over a minute.

However, Dobson’s time of 52 minutes and 50 seconds saw him take a comfortable win in Shropshire.

Kate Giddings

Matthew Davies (Holohan Coaching Race Team) took second in 54.35 while veteran rider Simon Deeley (Team HUUB) finished third in 55.10.

“The homeward leg was relatively fast but not as much as I was hoping,” said Dobson.

“It’s another win to put down and it has been a good season so far. It has been a double weekend and I was quite a way off the win yesterday.

“That was fine to lose by a minute to a professional.”

Meanwhile Jamie O’Connor (Cycling Performance Squad) was the fastest junior and his time of 56.14 was good enough for seventh overall and Henri Bedford (Revolution Racing) quickest juvenile (58.02).

Giddings, aged 33, was a clear winner in the women’s event clocking a time of one hour and seven seconds.

Veteran rider Brigid Night (Frodsham Wheelers) finished second in 1:04.58 while Hannah Fawcett (Liverpool Braveheart Bicycle Club) took third in 1:05.59.

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