A grand Tour for the Clarion riders

Tour of Cambridgeshire action.
Tour of Cambridgeshire action.
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Fenland Clarion had four riders finish in the top 10 of their categories in the time trial section of the inaugural Tour of Cambridgeshire event which took place in the area at the weekend.

Lindsay Clarke finished third in her age group with a time of 43mins 48secs and Dave Langlands also picked up a third place in the men’s 50-54-year age group.

Clubmate Simon Pitchford was close behind in seventh spot while Steve Kaye finished sixth in the 55-59 age group.

All four qualified for the 2015 time trial world championships in Aalborg, Denmark.

Fenland Clarion’s time trial results: 56th Dave Langlands 38.30 (3rd age group); 93rd Simon Pitchford 39.32; 165th Steve Kaye 41.05; 297th Lindsay Clarke 43.48 (3rd age group); 389th Chris Shaw 45.59; 402nd Phil Merritt 46.25; 407th Steve Clarke 46.41.

Fenland Clarion’s Gran Fondo results: 20th Dave Langlands 3.11.15 (2nd age group); 144th Steve Kaye 3.21.05; 200th Mark Williams 3.22.35; 610th Howard Piccaver 3.42.55; 731st Phil Merritt 3.50.51; 958th Chris Shaw 3.58.21; 1185th Stuart Goodliffe 4.03.17; 2246th Russell Atkinson 4.30.44; 2250th Chris Farrow 4.09.39; 2790th Peter Welsh 4.39.14; 4617th Tom Ellis 6.14.29.

Fenland Clarion also organised some youth races at the Tour of Cambridgeshire and picked up some good placings.

The Under 10 section was won by Devonne Piccaver with William Cracknell in third place and in the Under 8 age group there was a victory for local rider Arran Soutar of Rutland Rouleur with Clarion riders Evander Wishart second and Conor Houston and Harry Tozer joint third. Louis Cipriani was fifth.

Lindsay Clarke also had a good day at the West Suffolk grasstrack event where she won the ladies 800m sprint, the devil, the unknown distance and finished as first lady in the 8000m.

In the Witham Wheelers 10 mile time trial event Hasnain Dhanji finished in 30.25 for 44th place.