Hutchinson wins National 50 time trial
Michael Hutchinson's almost complete dominance of the British time trial scene continued on Saturday when he won the National 50-mile time trial.
The In Gear-Quickvit RT rider clocked 1-43-18 on the Crewe course to clinch his tenth consecutive title at the distance. Hutchinson has already won this year's National 10 and 25-mile titles.
Matthew Bottrill (I-Ride RT) came in second just under four minutes adrift of Hutchinson's time, with 1-47-08. Charles McCulloch (Shorter Rochford) was third with 1-47-10.
The women's event was won by another dominant figure in this year's events, Julia Shaw (UTAG Yamaha.com). She was one of only two women to dip under the two hour mark on the day, with 1-54-40. Sarah Storey (VC St Raphael) earned silver with 1-59-53.
1. Michael Hutchinson (In Gear-Quickvit RT) 1-43-18
2. Matthew Bottrill (I-Ride RT) 1-47-08
3. Charles McCulloch (Shorter Rochford) 1-47-10
4. Phil Sykes (VC St Raphael) 1-48-22
5. Ben Instone (Scientific-Coaching.com) 1-48-46
1. Julia Shaw (UTAG Yamaha.com) 1-54-40
2. Sarah Storey (VC St Raphael) 1-59-53
3. Lynn Hamel (Team NCA) 2-00-30
4. Lynne Taylor (Walsall Roads CC) 2-01-45
5. Avril Swan (Team Endura) 2-03-06
Hutchinson wins 2009 National 25 title
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.
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