Record holder Jebb takes se­cond-best

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

CY­CLING: Course record holder Rob Jebb had to set­tle for se­cond spot af­ter be­ing beaten by Hope Fac­tory Rac­ing team­mate Paul Old­ham in the clas­sic Three Peaks Cy­clo-Cross event in North York­shire yes­ter­day.

Bin­g­ley-born Jebb was 1.45 be­hind Lan­cashire ri­val Old­ham at the end of the 61-kilo­me­tre clas­sic, which takes in the climbs of Wh­ern­side, Pen-y-Ghent and In­gle­bor­ough.

Old­ham’s win­ning time of 2hrs 56min 6sec was the fastest win­ning time for nine years in the an­nual event, while Jebb still holds the record for the cur­rent 61km ver­sion of the course.

Af­ter win­ning the North West League event last week­end, Don­caster’s Ben Turner clinched vic­tory in a dif­fer­ent re­gional league this week­end, win­ning round three of the pres­ti­gious Notts and Derby League in Al­fre­ton on Sat­ur­day.

Rid­ing for Coren­don Cir­cus, the pro rider crossed the line alone, 1.19 ahead of his near­est ri­val in Matthew Tay­lor (Al­bion CC), while an­other York­shire rider, Billy Hard­ing (Old­field-Paul Milnes), took third.

With the Three Peaks Chal­lenge mean­ing there was no round of the York­shire Cy­cloCross Se­ries, many York­shire rid­ers trav­elled out of the area to ride, most head­ing to Al­fre­ton Park in Derby.

Bin­g­ley-based So­phie Thack­ray (PH MAS-Paul Milnes Cy­cles) was fastest woman in Der­byshire, cross­ing the line more than a minute clear of Diane lee, while Xan Crees (Team Em­pella) was third.

Else­where, the Stocks­bridge CC hill-climb on Pea Royd Lane near Sh­effield was won by Cy­cling Sh­effield-Gi­ant rider Joseph Clark, while Fiona Burnie (GS Metro) was the fastest woman.

The course was last week an­nounced as the venue for this year’s na­tional cham­pi­onship af­ter the orig­i­nal venue in Worces­ter­shire be­came un­avail­able.

And in time tri­alling, York teenager Harry Lee (Wold Top Ac­tif RT) won the Har­ro­gate Nova CC 10 with a time of 20mins 28secs for the course near Bor­ough­bridge.

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