CYCLING: New 17-mile best for relentless Palmer

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Neil Palmer continued his dominance of Spalding Cycling Club’s 17-mile time trial season with another impressive stage win.

He was almost three minutes quicker than anybody else, clocking an emphatic time of 35.03mins – which is believed to be a personal best.

Joe Andrews crossed the line to take second place in 38 minutes exactly, while third placed Harry Bellars (38.45mins) was the top under-18 finisher.

Two ladies took the start as Aimee Stocker finished ninth overall with 41.08mins, while Claire Thomas didn’t finish.

Results: Neil Palmer 35.03mins; Joe Andrews 38.00; Harry Bellars 38.45; Simon Wright 38.57; Tom Webster 39.46; Ben Richards 40.30; David Thornley 40.34; Chris Peel 40.49; Aimee Stocker 41.08; Barry Drew 43.34; Ross McGivern 48.01; Bill Wood 48.03.

Guests: Ryan Hart (Sp Tri) 35.39; Steve Thompson (Sp Tri) 37.00; Jamie Graham (Sp Tri) 39.33; Charlotte Taylor (Sp Tri) 42.27.

• Spalding’s talented young gun Jake Norton was up against the best of British at the National Circuit Race championships in Blackpool.

The youth rider came away with a fine result of sixth boy and ninth overall after some hard-fought racing.