Time can’t weary Colin

Weekend Courier - - Sport -

PEEL Districts Cy­cling Club’s Time Keeper’s Time Trial took place on Sun­day and marked the end of the sum­mer cri­terium and time trial sea­son and the start of the win­ter road race sea­son.

With a strong north­east­erly, the first part of the 40km course south down Hopeland Road re­sulted in fast times thanks to tail­winds be­fore turn­ing east on to Red­lands Road and into a head­wind.

This was a short bat­tle be­fore the rid­ers turned around and re­ceived tail­wind as­sis­tance to the turn back on to Hopeland Road.

The last 16km into a nasty head­wind broke a few rid­ers.

Club vet­eran and win­ner of last year’s race on stan­dard time Colin Rose was al­most two min­utes slower this year, as he fin­ished in 57 min­utes and 41 sec­onds.

Jor­dan Daw­son, last year’s win­ner of the 16km event, rode his first 40km time trial over the week­end in the un­der-19s and recorded 57 min­utes and 40 sec­onds to beat Rose by a sin­gle sec­ond for over­all hon­ours.

Rose, how­ever, still took home the tro­phy; Daw­son was given a small bonus for his youth.

The 16km race was 8km with a tail­wind down Hopeland Road, then 8km back into the wind.

While there were a num­ber of older rid­ers rac­ing, in­clud­ing pre­vi­ous win­ner 80-year-old Ken Port­man, it was youth that won both the fastest time and stan­dard time in this event.

Un­der-19 rider Lach­lan Con­nan fin­ished in 23 min­utes and 11 sec­onds and was the fastest.

Un­der-17 rider Oliver Bled­dyn was only 11 sec­onds slower and won the stan­dard time event, with a larger time bonus.

Road rac­ing will start at Ser­pen­tine on May 12.

Nick Cowie

Colin Rose re­tained the Time Keeper’s Time Trial tro­phy.

Jor­dan Daw­son set the fastest time at his first 40km trial.

Pre­vi­ous win­ner Ken Port­man (80).

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