Northampton & District CA (TT Series 4 of 7)

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  • Date: 12-Jun-21
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 15 Miles
  • Course: N1/15
  • Closing Date: 01-Jun-21 23:59
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Archibald and Bell charge to victories in Northampton & District CA 15

  • Published: 15 Jun 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Professional rider John Archibald (Eolo Kometa) stormed to victory and set a new course record in the Northampton & District CA 15, while Charlotte Bell (London Fields Triathlon Club) was a clear winner in the women’s event.

John Archibald

Archibald, aged 30, won a hat-trick of national crowns last season including the National Circuit, Closed Circuit and 25.

However, due to an international road racing programme with new team Eolo Kometa this season Archibald had only ridden and won the Northampton & District CA 25 this year prior to Saturday’s event.

Archibald recorded an average speed of over 31.3 miles per hour on his way to recording a winning time of 28 minutes and 40 seconds.

Taking place on the N1/15 between Alconbury and Stilton riders competed on the out and back course with a starting ramp to descend before a slightly shorter climb up to the finish.

The event was promoted by Peterborough Cycling Club on behalf of the Northampton and District Cycling Association.

Conditions were favourable with a host of riders recording personal bests in the warm weather with the B1043 well protected from the wind due to the trees that line the course.

Riders also had to navigate a total of five roundabouts which can slow riders down, although the road surface is good.

Veteran Paul Pardoe (Peterborough CC) led the rest of the pack home recording his fifth top-three finish this season without an elusive win clocking 31-49.

Jack Patmore (George Fox Cycling Solutions) completed the podium positions with a season-best third placed finish in 32-15.

Second veteran on scratch was Ian Guilor (Mapperley CC) in 32-55 just two seconds quicker than follow veteran Simon Smart (Drag2Zero).

The fastest team of three on the day was Peterborough CC with Paul Pardoe (31-49), Jamie Murray (33-19) and Adrian McHale (36-48) all contributing.

Meanwhile in the women’s event Bell was also a convincing winner with her time of 37-34 almost two minutes clear of her rivals.

Bell’s only other open time trial appearance was in the London Phoenix 9.2 which she also won in a time of 24-02.

Veteran and local rider Lindsay Clarke (Fenland Clarion CC) led the rest of the women’s field with her time of 39-25 good enough for second, while Steph Cousins (QN Coaching) finished third (44-15).

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1 John Archibald (Eolo Kometa) 28.40
2 Paul Pardoe (Peterborough CC) 31.49
3 Jack Patmore (George Fox Cycling Solutions) 32.15
4 Sam McDonald (St Neots CC) 32.16
5 Ian Guilor (Mapperley CC) 32.55
6 Simon Smart (Drag2Zero) 32.57
7 Jamie Murray (Peterborough CC) 33.19
8 Simon Pitchford (Fenland Clarion CC) 34.02
9 Simon Murphy (St Neots CC) 34.17
10 Cy Gearing (St Ives CC) 34.34

1 Charlotte Bell (London Fields Triathlon Club) 37.34
2 Lindsay Clarke (Fenland Clarion CC) 39.25
3 Steph Cousins (QN Coaching) 44.15