PUBLISHED: 10:48 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 June 2010
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Exmouth club Cyclesport Dynamo had a record turnout of 49 two-man teams for the annual two-up team 10-mile time-trial. Conditions were mild and sunny, but a chill blustery wind on the Honiton course made the going tough.
Exmouth club Cyclesport Dynamo had a record turnout of 49 two-man teams for the annual two-up team 10-mile time-trial.Conditions were mild and sunny, but a chill blustery wind on the Honiton course made the going tough. C S Dynamo fielded 14 riders as well as smoothly promoting an enjoyable race. Dynamo riders Roger Dean and Keith White won the prize for the team with a rider aged 70+ with a cracking time of 26.58 minutesThe prize for the second-placed team with a lady rider went to CS riders Roger Lee-Smith and Pam Symons.The event was won by Adam Holmes and James Smith in 21.52 with Stuart Hall and Gary Pike of the Altrax team second in 22.09, and marines Steve Kelly and Rob Scott third in 22.15.Exmouth riders' times were: David Stephen and Jamie Fabrizio 24.15 (15th place), Andy Brimecombe and Andy Waite 22.40 (20th), Roger Dean and Keith White (30th), Pete Money andJohn Fuke 27.39 (35th), Sue Brimecombe 29.43 (39th), Keith Stephenson and Terry Wood 32.22 (41st), and Pam Symons and Roger Lee-Smith 34.27 (42nd). White raced the previous day in the last of three Spring Pursuit road races promoted by the Mid-Devon Cycling Club on the old A30 near Whimple. The first two, over 32 miles, were held on the previous two Saturdays. Keith featured prominently, starting off an early break, but paid for it later when he was dropped by the bunch, and withdrew, not wishing to overdo it the day before the time trials.White also took part in the previous two Spring Pursuit races along with fellow Exmouth rider David Stephen. Both finished in the remnants of the main bunch after fast events.The second race had top riders from miles around coming to compete in this early season event. Devon professional Jeremy Hunt, from French team Credit Agricole, was among those contributing to the fierce pace, which averaged more than 30mph at times.The previous Saturday's event was won by MDCC's Jon Locke, who came fourth the week before. He was nine seconds clear of the next chasing group, with Mark Perry and Grant Bayton of the Sport Beans team claiming second and third.