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On Good Friday in Annual ‘10’ at King's Lynn Wisbech's Stuart Emmett uses early lo-pro TT bike

By Pete Woodhouse

With a slight improvement in conditions at the Wisbech Wheelers evening ‘10’ last Tuesday, most riders improved from the week before.

Mat Senter of Peterborough CC squeezed inside 21 minutes to take the win and triathlete, Mat McClure, squeezed inside 22 minutes to take second with 40+ vet, Jon Talbot in third on 24.01.

On Good Friday in the Annual ‘10’ at King's Lynn Wisbech traditionalist, Stuart Emmett left his road bike at home and rattled round the course in 25.29 on an early lo-pro TT bike although with addition of a solid disc wheel at the back.

Wisbech rider Stuart Emmett on his classic steel lo-pro TT bike (8960308)
Wisbech rider Stuart Emmett on his classic steel lo-pro TT bike (8960308)

These machines were the first real departure from the familiar drop handlebar racing ‘irons’ with a forward sloping top tube often curved but were quickly superceded by ‘tri-bars’ introduced to the Pro Pelaton by Tour de France winner Greg LeMond of America who took over a minute from French star, Laurent Fignon in the TT on the final stage to win the three-week race by just 8 seconds. Technology quickly developed from there to blend into the modern TT Bike.

On Saturday 40+ vets Becky Murley and Jon Talbot travelled over to the Nottingham area for the Midlands VTTA 10 mile event where Talbot put in a very respectable 22.37 but on her present form Murley seems unbeatable and although not as quick as her club ladies record of two weeks ago her 22.08 was still impressive.

Results, Tue, April 16, Wisbech club ‘10’: M Senter (Peterborough CC) 20.54, M McClure 21.57, J Talbot (40+) 24.01, A Ward (50+) 25.39, A Bye (60+) 27.07, J Redhead (lady KL Tri) 28.36, S Emmett (40+ road bike) 28.37, P Baldwin (70+) 29.40, S Sprawling (KL Tri) 34.47.

Wed, April 17, KLCC evening ‘10’: D Hallahan (60+ lady) 34.51

KLCC Good Friday ‘10’ 19 April: S Emmett (40+) 25.29, P Baldwin (70+) 27.57, D Hallahan (60+ lady) 32.52.

Correction to last week’s results – Matthew Senter now rides for Peterborough CC not Velovelocity as stated.


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