Sunday 25 March 2012

Sam & Steve win the ECCA tandem 10

Hard to believe that it is still only March when you're racing in 18 degree temperatures with 5 mph winds, but that was the case at the ECCA 10 on Saturday afternoon near Newmarket.
Everyone knew that fast times were going to be on the cards, and on the day Sam Hayes and Steve Robinson took full advantage of the conditions by winning the tandem in event with a storming new PB of 20:01. This was only their third race on the tandem, so although a fast time was hoped for, they hadn't expected to get that close to the magical 19! The team profile was further raised by Chris Hartley and Dave Wentworth powering to third place with 21:57.
The solo event didn't seem to produce as fast times as for the tandems (with no sub 20 minute rides which is unusual for the E2), but Hugo Hocknell got within a whisker of his PB with a superb ride of 21:55 which should be good enough for a top 15 placing when the full results are published.

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