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Dursley passes out at the finish of time trial
2:00pm Tuesday 7th August 2012 in Sport
ED Dursley put in a massive effort for Worcester St John’s at the Rudy Project Time Trial Series, passing out after the finish line.
The Road Time Trials Council hosted and St John’s ran the fifth round from Great Witley which included the Para-cycling Time Trial Championships.
Although the race started an hour-and-a-half late due to roadworks on the course in Broadheath, the conditions were good apart from a headwind on the way back.
The men’s event started with 40 top riders doing two laps of the 16-mile course and Joseph Perrett, of PCA Ciclos Uno, won in one hour 10 minutes 31 seconds.
He was followed by Jeff Jones, of Drag2zero-north, in 1.13.29, Wouter Sybrandy, of Team IG Sigma Sport, and Mat Botrill, of drag2zero.com.
Jeremy Pile, of Malvern club Velo Sevale, came 15th in 1.21.12 and the fastest St John’s rider was 17th-placed Mark Corbett in 1.21.51.
Dursley rode so hard that he passed out just after the finish line, coming 19th in 1.28.54. In the junior event, Tom Ward from Pershore-based Echelon-Rotor won in 40.26.
In the veterans, Andrew Perkins, from Mid Devon CC, triumphed with 37.35, while a strong St John’s contingent was headed by eighth-placed Rob Nicholls in 39.23.
Dave Walker was 13th in 42.11, while Paul Guest did 42.32, Dave Fenton 42.43, Gerry Nicholls 43.01, Terry Slough 44.21 and new member Nicholas Bradburn 48.45.
In the women’s race, Beijing Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey, of Viored, claimed the honours in 38.33.
In the national disabled championship time trial, David Stone, of Yorkshire Road Club, won against a quality field.
l St John’s riders competed in Cricklade, near Cirencester, with Walker clocking 23.20 and Martin Lines 24 minutes.
Rob Nicholls and Slough both missed the turn and went off-course as no signs were allowed on the dual-track.
The St John’s Olympic legacy time trial at Broadheath was threatened by the roadworks but the race went ahead on a shortened 8.85-mile course.
Rob Nicholls was the fastest Saints rider in 19.55 and Sevale’s Pile finished second in 20.15. In the five-mile race, Dursley was fastest in 11.20.
Saints are running a 10-mile time trial at the Old Hills, Callow End, tonight (7pm).
Broadheath times: R Nicholls 19.55, Pile 20.15, Keith Peters 21.07, Walker 21.09, Shough 21.38, G Nicholls 21.55, Fenton 22.03, Richard Gourlay 22.04, Lines 22.13, Nathan Preece 22.19, Jason Milner 22.24, Kean Bendelow 22.39, Nick Bent 22.45, Steve Clarke 23.13, Steve Poulton 23.51, Mick Hedges 24.04, Bradburn 24.04, Steve Freer 24.10, Rachel Vann 24.40, Martin Hawker 25.14, Simon Griffin 25.17, Roz Townsend-Hope 25.50, Maureen Aston 27.03; five miles: Dursley 11.20, Neo Bushby 17.50, James Finch 22.15.