RAMSBOTTOM WINS NORTH ROAD HARDRIDERS

UK race report

Scunthorpe's Julian Ramsbottom (De Rosa RT) took victory in the North Road Hardriders time trial - shortened to 18 miles because of roadworks - with a strong performance in Hertfordshire on Sunday.

Ramsbottom put 1min 11sec into Richard Prebble, the national 100-mile champion who is riding for GS Strada this season - as he covered the course at Northaw, while Chris Birch (East Street Cycles) had to settle for third, his 44-13 being 1-18 slower than Ramsbottom?s 42-55.

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