Hitchens is in very good Nick
NICKY Hitchens and Dafydd Houston won Peterborough Cycling Club’s annual twoman time trial by almost three minutes on the old A1 course near Stilton.
In overcast and very chilly conditions, they won by 2.43 from Oliver Laverack and Belgian Christophe Demoulin.
Eye professional Steve Lampier was in action for guests IG Sigma Sport and led them to an impressive 30-minute clocking.
Results - 1 Nick Hitchens/dafydd Houston 35.40; 2 Oliver Laverack/christophe Demoulin 38.23; 3 Marc Abbot/andy Baird 40.22; 4 Sean Murphy/tom West-robinson 45.31; 5 John Savill/bill Platts 46.56; 6 Steve Brooks/ Dave Stanbridge 47.24; 7 John Semeraro/joe Ippolito 52.17. a respectable time of 64.05 on his debut at the distance.
IN-FORM duathlon international Paul Lunn won the opening race of Fenland Clarion’s popular midweek Bluebell 10-mile time trial series on a chilly and windy evening on the Helpston circuit.
Lunn started the season in the same excellent form he showed last season to end up the fastest on the night with 22.15.
Unluckiest rider of the night was 12 year-old Tom Everton in his first time trial. He set off full of enthusiasm and when he caught sight of a rider in front of him he gave chase.
Unfortunately the rider wasn’t taking part in the race and ended up taking the youngster a mile offcourse. Undeterred he rejoined the course but with all chance of a respectable time long since gone he could only manage 53.38.
Results - 1 Paul Lunn 22.15; 2 Martin Jones 22.41; 3 Simon Pitch- ford 23.16; 4 Jaap Flikweert 24.11; 5 Chris Rimes 24.12; 6 Malc Jacklin 24.29; 7 Steve Walters 25.35; 8 Bert Amos 26.51; 9 Lindsay Clarke 26.55; 10 Sam Widdess 28.13; 11 Keith Bowes 28.38; 12 Tom Phillips 29.12; 13 Karl Owen 29.40; 14 Andy Pitchford 29.58; 15 Annette Wyld 30.34; 16 George Prodrick 30.46; 17 Steve Tyler 32.31; 18 Mark Loan 32.53; 19 Tom Everton 53.38.
Guests: Darren Russell 26.48; Jim Robinson 24.06; Pippa Lawton 33.01; Josh Lunn 31.26.
THE fourth round of the Northants Road Race Series proved disappointing for Fenland Clarion.
The three-lap course around the Village of Old favoured the early groups and the only Clarion rider making any impact was Phil Wilkinson with a fine sixth place in his first road race appearance for his new club.
The result saw Clarion drop down to fifth in the team competition, effectively ending their hopes of winning the series.
In the Cambridge 10-mile time trial Malcolm Church recorded 24.12 with Keith Kinsey clocking 28.57.
The Wisbech 25-mile event saw Simon Pitchford lead the local challenge in 58.43 with Malc Jacklin clocking 62.27, Church 64.03, Bill Law 68.04 with Ann Barrett making a pleasing debut at the distance in 73.07.
BLUEBELL WINNER: Paul Lunn won Fenland Clarion’s midweek time trial.