Young star dominates in second week of Albany Cycling Club time trials to finish just of personal best time

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Julie Passmore at the start line.
Camera IconJulie Passmore at the start line. Credit: Albany Cycling Club

The Albany Cycling Club raced the second of its time-trial series over 20km along the Frenchman Bay Road course in ideal conditions last Saturday morning.

A total of 17 riders faced the starter and were sent off at 30-second intervals out to the turn at Big Grove and back to the finish at Frenchy’s Restaurant and Tearooms.

It was great to have a few new faces in the racing and an overall improvement in times.

Fastest for the day was Riley Heslop in the extremely impressive time of 26 minutes flat, just a heartbreaking few seconds off a personal best, at an average speed over the course of 44.31km/h.

Brent Schoof easily cracked the 30 minute barrier with a very smart time of 28min.09sec, an enormous effort after a 215km ride the day before.

Stuart Passmore in action.
Camera IconStuart Passmore in action. Credit: Albany Cycling Club

Mike Staude improved his time by a minute from last week to be third fastest in 28:51.

Other excellent times were recorded by Michael Gardiner (30:38), Peter Wiltshire (31:13) and Paul Gibson (31:55).

First female home was again Jenny Sammons with a very smart time of 32:41 ahead of Liz Cooper in a time of 33:52, with both riders improving considerably over last week’s times.

Julie Passmore rode solidly in her first solo effort for the season with a time of 34:59 and Shirley Thurston showed consistency with 35:31.

Beau LeFort and Danica Wiggins rode in a team time-trial format and recorded 30:03.

Riley Heslop won the time trial in dominant fashion.
Camera IconRiley Heslop won the time trial in dominant fashion. Credit: Albany Cycling Club

This Saturday the popular team time-trial race returns for this season over the 20km Frenchman Bay Road course.

It starts at 7am with riders asked to be there at 6.30am.

Teams of three riding in close format ensure that the pace is kept high as they take advantage of the drafting effect.

New riders are encouraged to form a team and join in this event.

A race licence is required and a variety of licence options are available.

For details visit the club website albanycycleclub.com.au.

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