Sunday 22 June 2014

Steve & Sam pipped at the Victoria CC 10.2

Saturday morning brought perfect conditions for round 2 of the Victoria CC 10.2 mile TT near Saffron Walden.

Steve Robinson and Sam Hayes were aiming for victory in the 2-up competition while Rik Palmer was enjoying his ever improving form in the solo event.

This was the first time Steve & Sam had ridden as a team and the duo gelled almost perfectly right from the start, with Sam using his extra power on the climbs and Steve grimly hanging on then helping force the pace on the flats.  The pair averaged 26.1mph over the undulating course to stop the clock with 23:24, just 11 seconds behind the winners Nick White and David Bamford.
In the solo event Rik Palmer showed that he is getting back to his best with a superb time of 25:19, almost 2 minutes quicker than he was this time last year.  Its brilliant to see Rik enjoying his racing so much, and that super fast time now just needs the right day/right course.

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