CYCLING: Ward waltzes to time trial triumph

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Spalding Cycling Club’s first Tuesday evening ten-mile Time Trial League event of the 2013 season was won by Chris Ward.

In all, 33 riders faced the starter but it was five mile champion Ward who returned the fastest time on the night with 23.32 minutes.

First lady was Sarah Plows (29.22) while two riders, Joe Andrews and Ed Holiday, both recorded personal best times and finished in the top ten.

• Results: 1st Chris Ward 23.32mins;2nd Tom Neale 23.37; 3rd Adam Ellis 23.49; 4th Neil Palmer 23.5; 5th Harry Bellars 25.02; 6th Sam Bentley 25.11; 7th Ben Moore 25.5; 8th Andrew Gurney 25.52; 9th Joe Andrews 26.25; 10th Ed Holiday 27.37; 11th Ben Richards 27.59; 12th Gareth Richards 28.47; 13th Matt Ellis 28.48; 14th Chris Peel 29.03; 15th Sarah Plows 29.22; 16th Shane Norton 29.24; 17th Victor Neilson 30.49; 18th Jake Norton 30.53; 19th Barry Drew 30.57; 20th Paul Kendall 32.43; 21st Richard Flatters 32.58; 22nd Bill Wood 33.33; 23rf Tilly Gurney 34.13; 24th Adrian Thurston 34.17; 25th Ross McGivern 35.24; 26th Andy Foster 35.4; 27th Michael Farrell 36.08; 28th Megan Kendall 36.1; 29th Wiiliam Gurney 41.59; 30th Nicole Flatters 45.15.Other riders: Andy Barnard 26.20; Jack Beavis 28.01; Louise Day 28.17.

• In road racing, Spalding riders had a brilliant day of racing on the smooth roads of a 3.5 mile closed circuit at the Elveden Estate in North West Suffolk.

The E/1/2/3 race saw Tom Neale of Spalding CC win from a five-up sprint with Alex Peters (Madison Genesis) and Jamie Caldwell (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling) in second and third places.

The category three race came down to a bunch sprint and it was Thomas Power (Strada-Sport) who lived up to his name by sprinting on ahead of Spalding’s Adam Ellis and Lee Sturman (West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club).

Matt Ellis also rode well in the under-14 category race, finishing fourth and winning the bunch sprint from the group.