British time-trial round-up

In-form Team Sky pro Alex Dowsett left his rivals in his wake once again when he clocked 46-35 for the E2/25 course in Cambridgeshire on Saturday.

After slashing more than three minutes from the course record for the E1/26a at Ugley the previous weekend, Dowsett proved a convincing winner of Saturday’s Lea Valley CC event and fuelled talk of a bid for the national 25-mile competition record.

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Elsewhere, multiple national champion Michael Hutchinson came close to his own national ‘10′ record when he cruised to a speedy win in Hull Thursday RC’s event in East Yorkshire.

He clocked 18-07 for the V718 course at South Cave, a time which was good enough to push Kevin Dawson ( into second spot by 54 seconds.

On Sunday, reigning champion Matt Bottrill (I Ride RT) won the second round of the RTTC-Rudy Project National Time Trial Series in Cumbria.

Bottrill clocked 1-03-58 for the 31.2-mile event, which took in two laps of the Bassenthwaite Lake circuit. His time was around a minute and a half quicker than local rider Mark Holton ( and throws down the gauntlet to his rivals for the 2011 series.

With Julia Shaw ( a non-starter, Chrissy Radon (Zappi’s CC) won the women’s one-lap race by around a minute from Rebecca Slack (The Altitude Centre).