WHEELBASE ace Rob Jebb broke the course record in the 46th Three Peaks in North Yorkshire on Sunday, taking victory by more than eight minutes from his nearest rival.
Kendal-based Jebb recorded his seventh victory in the famous 61-kilometre event, beating Tim Gould?s record of six wins in the tough race which takes in the peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent.
His winning time of 2-52-22 sliced 42 seconds from his own 2003 course record. His performance in the 2008 event proved too much for even the experienced Nick Craig (Scott UK) who was 8-16 back in second spot, while veteran Andy Peace (Science in Sport) was a third, 16-37 back.
With Craig still within sight of Jebb, the Wheelbase rider attacked as he reached the bottom of Ingleborough and got a gap on his rival which he widened as the race continued.
?I had a really good ride,? said Jebb. ?I didn?t get any punctures, and the conditions were ideal. I really wanted to get a seventh win and take the record, but to break the course record as well is a real bonus.?
46th Three Peaks (Helwith Bridge, North Yorkshire, 61km).-
1 Rob Jebb (Wheelbase-Gore) 2-52-22
2 N. Craig (Scott UK) at 8-16
3 A. Peace (Science in Sport) at 16-37
4 L. Craven (Wheelbase) at 19-23
5 S. Bottomley (Crosstrax) at 19-25
6 N. Clough (Fietsen Tempo) at 22-20
7 S. Reid (Wheelbase) at 22-21
8 G. Beetham (Retro Bikes) at 23-32
9 N. Crampton (Crosstrax) at 23-49
10 S. Bowers (Scott UK) at 28-03
1 Heather Dawe (JD Cycles) 3-50-25
2 S. Symington (unattached) at 12-54
3 A. McDonald (Glasgow MBC) at 17-26
1 A. Peace (Science in Sport) 3-08-59
2 S. Bottomley (Crosstrax) at 2-48
3 N. Clough (Fietsen Tempo) at 5-43
Juniors.- Robert Watson (Paul Milnes RT) 3-50-18.
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