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Excellent wins for Colin, Chris and Matt:
"Colin Lynch continued his build up to the London Paralympics with his third consecutive victory in the prestigious Rudy Project Time Trial series. On an undulating course around Bassenthwaite Lake near Keswick, Lynch beat two established GB internationals to establish a clear lead in the series. Lynch will now take a break from Rudy Project events until after London when he plans to return for the final two events in the series to secure overall victory. Next up for Lynch is a mini-stage race in Bilbao Spain before a training camp in Majorca as he builds towards the first Track World Cup races in Rome at the end of May.
In between, Lynch managed to squeeze in a second place ride in the latest round of the Wheelers season long 10 mile time trial championship. On a cold and wet evening, Lynch turned out a very fast 23.36 for the course at Gawsworth. The winner was Matt Duck in 22.40 with Marcus Fielden taking third place with 23.39. Claire Harbottle got the better of Sue Street in the ladies competition.
Chris Quin took his first win of the season in the Manchester Wheelers CDNW road race at Great Budworth. Conditions were awful with heavy rain, strong winds and piercing cold. Of the 40 starters, only 16 made it across the finish line despite the organiser cutting the race short by three laps because of the conditions. Quin formed a break with two other riders on the first lap and was soon joined by four others. As the conditions took their toll, the break lost three riders but maintained a substantial gap over the main field. In the final sprint, Quin won by a wheel. Unfortunately, as he crossed the line he caught his handlebars with another rider and both fell heavily with Quin taken to hospital with a suspected broken hand.
In the rather more sedate world of time trialling, Steve Burke took ninth place in the MDTTA Championship 25 mile event at Chelford with 56.23. Steve Jackson was a little further back with 1.05.48 and Lynne Skellern completed the Wheelers’ representation with 1.15.31."
I knew roadies were tough but really Great result for Bradley Wiggins this afternoon in the Tour de Romandie - obviously a tougher course than even J2/9 given his speed was only just above 20mph. Apologies for riding hard on the way back from Delamere but I had to feed my dogs
I rest my case
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