Hope HB.TT bike gets its first road time trial win with Ethan Vernon

Prototype roadgoing version of the Hope/Lotus Team GB bike is fastest in its first UK TT despite still being a 'work in progress'

Ethan Vernon Hope HB.TT
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The Hope HB.TT time trial bike was ridden to its first victory in its first open event on Monday by Ethan Vernon.

Vernon, already familiar with the original track version of the bike when he rode the team pursuit for Great Britain in Tokyo last month, won the Coalville Wheelers hilly 19.8 in a time of 40.11, averaging just under 30mph and beating Will Perrett by 46 seconds.

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