Another brilliant weekends racing for Coventry based Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Thule—CNP—Kinesis team, with results from 5 different events across the country.
Smith gets his first Victory
Pete Smith –one of the really hard men in British racing, who has been riding for M.I.Racing for 2 years , and a former British Road Race Champion, competed in his first Road Race of the season, and came away with Victory—The event was Round 1 of the season long “Mstina Jersey” series at Basingstoke over 50 mls, Smith who was a member of the Jewson team that won the British Veterans Cyclo Cross Team Championship in January, won the event in a tight uphill sprint –Like many members of the successful team, Smith will mix his 2011 season with Road Racing—Mountain Bikeing and Time Trials, before concentrating on Cyclo Cross in the winter months.
On Saturday Triathlete Stacey Penn won the Ladies section in the Stratford 10 ml open time trial, on the very tough course nr Alcester, made even tougher by a strong wind.
Stacey won in a time of 25 mins 14 secs, her first victory of the 2011 season,
Team mates Adrian Kerby finished with 25-51, Mick Ives 26-31 and Wendy Kerby 28-18
Warwick’s John Stevenson continued his good form , with another 2nd place, this time in the 53 ml V.C./ Sevale Road Race nr Malvern.—Stevenson and Leicestershire champion Phil Rayner , broke clear of the field in the closing stages, to fight out the finish—Raynor a former British Champion and International just edging out Stevenson on the line
In the Race for older riders Derrick Woodings finished 2nd .
Stacey Penn competed her 2nd time trial of the weekend in 3rd place, –this time the very tough Wichwood R.C. hilly Time Trial over 36 mls and with a total of 2,000 ft of climbing, the event was held in the Chipping Norton area of the Cotswolds—Staceys time was 1 hour 47 mins 21 secs—this is the longest time trial she has ever ridden , Stacey finished 3rd in both 2009 and 2010 World Age Related Triathlon Championships, representing Gt Britain– and hope to do even better this year
In the Warwickshire Road Club Hilly 28 ml Time Trial Tony Taylor as the oldest rider in the race—65 yrs, won a special; award for beating the youngest ride ( 15 yrs ) , he did so by over 10 mins