Cardiff 100 Miles RCC

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  • Date: 09-Oct-21
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: R10/17
  • Closing Date: 28-Sep-21 23:59
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Kimber and Bennett storm to victories in Cardiff 100 Miles RCC 10

  • Published: 10 Oct 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Despite being late in the time trial season George Kimber (Spirit Tifosi RT) and Elizabeth Bennett (Drops - Le Col s/b Tempur) took advantage of good conditions to set personal bests on their way to victories in the men’s and women’s events at the Cardiff 100 Miles RCC 10.

Kimber, aged 21, has only ridden a handful of open time trial this season but recorded his second time trial victory of his campaign in South Wales in a time of 18 minutes and 51 seconds.

Coming off the back of a busy road racing campaign Kimber was the only rider to break the 19-minute barrier taking victory by 17 seconds.

Meanwhile, Women’s World Tour road rider Bennett broke the women’s course record on her way to victory in the women’s event clocking a personal best time of 20-21.

The R10/17 saw riders start on the A40 near Llangattock Nigh Usk before heading east out and back to the turn at Raglan.

Extraordinarily for October near perfect conditions greeted riders for the event on the R10/17 with a host of personal best times set.

Kimber’s last open time trial outing came in the Tavistock Wheelers 10 when he finished runner-up in a time of 19-47, but he went a minute and one place better on this occasion.

Veteran rider Philip Tucker (Bynea Cycling Club) also set a personal best time of 19-08 on his way to second place ahead of fellow veteran Anthony Jones (VMCC powered by Y Beic) in 19-20.

Quickest junior was Tomos Perkins (VMCC powered by Y Beic) who completed the course in a time of 21-56.

Meanwhile, in the women’s event Bennett, aged 22, stormed around the course in a time of 20 minutes and 21 seconds.

Bennett came into the race after a season spent road racing across Europe for Women’s World Tour team Drops - Le Col s/b Tempur.

Her only other open outing came in the Bristol South Cycling Club 10 when she placed second in 21-56 but went much faster on this occasion.

Taking second place on this occasion and quickest veteran was Emma Wyatt (Hereford & Dist Whs CC) who posted a time of 22-52 while Roxanne Jones (Hereford Triathlon Club) finished third (23-26).

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