Teenager Josh Giddings took overall victory at the Coalville Wheelers 10-mile time trial in Leicestershire on Saturday, while Sarah Storey (Storey Racing) was fastest female.
17-year-old Giddings, riding for Z Junior Race Team, clocked 20-48 to win by 34 seconds from Leon Wright (Race Hub), with Matthew Brooke (Socks4Watts RT) another 11 seconds back in third.
Paralympic legend Sarah Storey was fastest woman in 23-21 and 12th overall, the 43-year-old taking the women’s prize by 39 seconds from Espoir April Tacey (Drops-Le Col s/b Tempur), with Charlotte Parnham (Storey Racing) third, another 56 seconds back.
This was Giddings’ first open time trial win of the season but comes after placing second in both the VTTA Notts and East Midlands 10 and Vive le Velo 10 over recent weeks.
And for Storey this, too, was a first appearance of the 2021 season in open time trials, having been a non-starter in the second round of the Merlin Cycles Classic Series last weekend.
She plans to ride in Tuesday’s a3crg Glorious Goodwood time trial, as well as the next round of the Merlin Cycles Classic Series on May 23.
Behind the top three overall Beeston CC’s Greig Burt was fourth in 21-40, and another eight seconds back was junior Jack Brough (Cero/Cycledivision).
The event used the A10/34 course which begins north of Griffydam and heads up and over the A42 before looping west to Breedon on the Hill. The riders then head down towards Lount before going back over the A42 through Griffydam and on to the finish near Osgathorpe.
Fastest veteran was Michael Smith (Raw Sport Performance Coaching) in 22-37, while Storey was second veteran overall and best female veteran.
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