St Piran 10 mile TT 8th March 2020

Heavy early showers cleared leaving a strong south west wind to contend with

as the first riders were sent on their way in the St Piran 10 mile Time trial. The course was up the Tresillian Valley to the east of Truro to turn at Brighton Roundabout and return towards the start.

All 45 riders got away in the dry. Unfortunately a nasty hail and rain shower hit the last 15 riders making the final miles rather unpleasant. Travis Bramley from St Piran came through the conditions the best winning in 21 minutes 42 seconds and Tom Nancarrow from NOPINZ/SAYMTEC Race Team was the runaway winner of the Primavera Race was 36 seconds slower. Splitting them was Sandy Gourley who was timed in at 22 minutes 11 seconds. Of the lady riders Stacey Ginieres, Penzance Wheelers took top spot in 24 minutes 55 seconds beating her team mate, Martina Geraghty  by 53 seconds and third placed Angharad Berriman by 1 minute 1 second.

The Mid-Devon CC was represented by 3 riders.  Mark Sanders took exactly 25 minutes – his feeling on finishing in the cold rain was “I don’t think I could have managed 25 miles in those conditions”. Law student Hetty Summerhays took 28 minutes 56 seconds. 83 year old Ken Robertson got within 3 seconds of his best time of 2019 with a time of 33 minutes 5 seconds and was more than happy with his first racing outing of 2020.

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