More great news from Matt Bottrill, multi-national time trial champion, Drag2Zero.com team rider and POWERbreathe K5 user, as he breaks his own course record…
On Sunday morning (20th July) 115 riders took part in the Nev Crane Memorial 25 mile time trial in Lincolnshire with the aim of beating last season’s course record of 50:04, set by Matthew Bottrill.
“The event got underway at 8am with dry conditions and just a slight breeze making it ideal for racing.
The early standard was set by Andy Jackson (Team Swift) in an incredible time of 50:36. This was going to take some beating, and so good was his ride that it was well clear of all the other riders, Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles) at 52:28 and Adam Gascoinge (Pedal Power) at 52:36.
With all the riders up on the course, Matthew Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) took his place on the start line, and with the men’s National 25 just two weeks away it was going to be a real test to see how his current form was. At the halfway point Bottrill was leading by just over 30 seconds, but in the tailwind section Bottrill hit full gas and opened a further 13 seconds on the flying Andy Jackson. This set a new course record of 49:53 with Bottrill beating his own record and winning number 16 for the 2014 season.
- 1st Matthew Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) 49:53 – Setting NEW course record
- 2nd Andy Jackson (Team Swift) 50:36
- 3rd Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles) 52:28
Bottrill said about his winning ride, “I’m very satisfied with today’s result. I wanted to see what I could do on the course, and after a really heavy weeks training to still hit 30mph I know my form, it’s nearly at its peak ready for my major goal of the season the Men’s National 25. It’s just a matter of keep the intensity up and staying focused for the next two weeks.
Congratulations to Matt yet again as he continues to go from strength to strength!
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