Bottrill seals Rudy Project TT Series win
Series leader Matt Bottrill wrapped up the Rudy Project National Time Trial Series with another victory on Saturday, winning the sixth round at Middleton Tyas in North Yorkshire.
The I Ride RT man covered the 33.5-mile course in 1-12-47 to notch up his third victory in the series.
And having done enough to secure the series, he now has no plans to ride the remaining two events with three wins and two second places under his belt.
Bottrill, from Leicester, was one of just 12 senior men down to ride the event, and took the win with ease from Leslie Bikes rider Alistair Robinson, who was more than two minutes off the pace.
A strong wind blew across the course, something which might have hindered many. But Bottrill claimed afterwards that the gusts helped the stronger riders, himself included, as they battled around a challenging course which included tough climb at Hang Bank and Cleasby Bank.
Meanwhile, after crashing out of the last round, Michele King (Cult Racing) was fastest of the women. And another round five crash victim, Jane Kilmartin (Cult Racing) was second behind her team-mate by around three minutes.
Those results mean that King takes over the lead from Trudi Sammons (Reading CC), while Kilmartin moves up to third close behind.
For more on the sixth round of the Rudy Project Series, see this week's Cycling Weekly.
Rudy Project National TT Series (Round six, Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire).-
Men (33.5 miles).-
1 Matthew Bottrill (I Ride RT) 1-12-47
2 Alistair Robinson (Leslie Bikes) 1-15-06
3 Robin Ovenden (Ceasarean CC)1-17-29
Women (22.3 miles).-
1 Michele King (Cult Racing) 55-19
2 Jane Kilmartin (Cult Racing) 58-17
3 Trudi Sammons (Reading CC) 58-51
Juniors.-/b> Alex Royle (I Ride RT) 51-02. Veterans.- Ian Cooke (Team Swift) 52-00. Veterans on std.- John Woodburn (VC Meudon) +10-59. Disabled.- Tim Challinor (Dave Mellor Cycles) 57-52.
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