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Saturday, 30 June 2012

CTT National Team Time Trial Champs; Gold for Bottrill, Holton & McCulloch



Drag2 Zero trio, Matt Bottrill, Mark Holton & Charles McCulloch won the CTT Team Time Trial Championship in, Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. It was a welcome gold medal for Bottrill after 2 silvers in the 10& 50 and a bronze in the 25. The “B” team of Scott Povey, Jon Simpkins & Jeff Jones made it a 1-2 for the Drag2 outfit. The experience of Darren Barclay, Danny Axford & Tim Bayley secured the bronze just 13 secs ahead of the High Wycombe team of Adam Topham, Lee Tunicliffe & Jonathan Shubert. Happy to do the lion’s share of the work, Bottrill was the main engine and towed Holton & McCulloch to a well-deserved national title. Covering the first of two laps in 35.29, they held a lead of over a minute as they thundered past the HQ. The second lap was one of consolidation, but another 30 seconds ensured the crown. The expected challenge of Team IG-Sigma Sport & Metaltek Scott PCT never materialised, with neither team troubling the start timekeeper. The 35 mile, H19/11c course based around the village of Preston Candover, featured in the Rudy Project series in 2010. A mix of twisting country lanes, rolling main road a couple of hills and a stiff westerly, called for concentration, technique and of course power. Punctures dashed the hopes of many, some abandoned, some settled for a 2-up. The promoting, North Hampshire Road Club put on a good championship and also managed to field three teams, all of whom finished.
What was said;
Matt Bottrill “It went all right, I know this circuit well, its my kind of thing. I got second to Wouter (Sybrandy) in the Rudy Project a couple of years ago. I love this kind of thing this is where they ought to put the national 25 on! I felt good today, I suppose I did most of the work, power to weight comes into it on this course. We rode the course this morning. I still want that individual win, I so want to win the national 25, that is the pinnacle for me. I first won it aged 19 with Chris Newton, it was 100km in them days, it was hell” Then I won it again four years ago with Geof and Rambo!”
Mark Holton: "Every now and then me and Chas got in the way then we got out of the way and let Matt do another few miles.Matt was incredible, he was definately the engine.There was a lot of suffering,i did think, i just want this to end"
Chas McCulloch: I went to hard in the first 20 minutes and i just suffered after that"
Jeff Jones. “It was kinda fun, I was in the B team, we decided earlier in the year the team line ups, I did not mind which team I was in, I did the bulk of the work but we all contributed, I rode the Rudy Project, it’s a hard course, the roads don’t give you anything, it challenges all aspects of your riding”
Danny Axford, “We are pleased to get a medal, which was our aim, you have got to be in it to win it, on paper we are certainly not the quickest team but we are experienced and we know we can ride together and that’s what its about, we were punching above our weight today and it went really well, i won a road race on here in 1993” Team sponsor Peter Roughead added "They just all ride really well together, today is a roadmans course"
Adam Topham: "We felt good, we were heading for a medal, maybe next year, we know we can do it"
Lee Tunnicliffe: "A medal next year definately"
1 Matthew Bottrill, Mark Holton, Charles McCulloch www.drag2zero.com 01:13:59 3 0:35:29 28.709


2 Scott Povey, Jon Simpkins, Jeff Jones www.drag2zero.com 01:15:32 3 0:36:31 28.120


3 Darren Barclay, Danny Axford, Tim Bayley Arctic SRAM RT 01:15:45 3 0:36:38 28.040


4 Adam Topham, Lee Tunnicliffe, Jonathan Shubert High Wycombe CC 01:16:24 3 0:37:02 27.801


5 Martin Garner, Geoff Platts, Scott Walker MG Decor - Team Carbon Bikes 01:19:07 3 0:38:01 26.846

6 Simon Healey, Mitchell Webber , Ben Pearce Andover Wheelers 01:19:45 3 0:38:36 26.633


7 Sean Childs, Nick Tryon, Andrew Plewes Royal Navy & Royal Marines Cycling Association 01:19:48 3 0:37:57 26.617


8 James Ratcliffe, Paul Horton, Chris Woods Fred Williams Racing 01:20:54 3 0:39:17 26.255


9 Paul Granger, Mick Murphy, Mark Cox Fairly United Cycling Team 01:22:46 3 0:39:57 25.663


10 Barry Goodsell, Steve Gooch, Nick Wilson Rye & District Wheelers 01:23:40 3 0:40:01 25.386


11 Lee Sanderson, Barry Moss, Andy Phipps Royal Navy & Royal Marines Cycling Association 01:25:48 3 0:41:25 24.755


12 Rob Sherrin, John Hepper, Warren Peters a3crg 01:26:06 3 0:41:16 24.669


13 Robert Watson, Jonathan Hobby, Andre Posthuma North Hampshire Road Club 01:27:34 3 0:42:13 24.256
14 Nigel Parker, Richard Staunton, Andy Hibberd North Hampshire Road Club 01:31:03 3 0:43:30 23.328
15 Andrew Waters-Peach, Olav Martin Giles, Paul Haslam Team Midland Racing 01:31:18 3 0:43:28 23.264
16 Karina Bowie, Ann Bowditch, Sam Herridge Guernsey Velo Club 01:31:23 3 0:43:32 23.243
17 Russell Boon, Adrian Bult, Tom Woodward Avonlea/Treasure RT 01:35:20 3 0:45:47 22.280
18 Roland Smythe, Andrew Davis, Neil Morgan Team Midland Racing 01:35:28 3 0:45:32 22.249
19 Zach Woolley, Robert Lowe, Laurence Roke Royal Navy & Royal Marines Cycling Association 01:37:13 3 0:45:50 21.848
20 Mandy Hibberd, Tracy Cornell, Jack Holdcroft North Hampshire Road Club 01:37:37 3 0:46:29 21.759
21 Stephen Shepherd, Richard Wyeth, Ian Hayden Bournemouth Arrow CC 01:39:56 3 0:47:45 21.254
22 Johanna Lovell, Jo Edson, Jane Allen a3crg 01:47:37 3 0:51:14 19.737
23 Gabriela MacKinnon, Gary Crump, Keith Burdett Team Midland Racing 01:49:00 3 0:50:15 19.486
24 James Harrison, Eric Jones, Peter Varian Team Midland Racing 01:49:11 3 0:49:50 19.454
25 Graham Hewson, Adam Bennett, Jonathan Moore Team Midland Racing 02:04:23 3 1:04:05 17.076
1001 Allan Ridler, Chris McNamara, Paul Pickup Pedal Heaven RT 01:18:29 2 0:38:31 27.063
1002 Pete Tadros, Matt Miles, Connal Yates In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT 01:18:29 2 0:37:02 27.063
1003 Paul Jones, Gary Dighton, Terry Icke Poole Wheelers 01:21:49 2 0:39:14 25.960
1004 Richard McVey, Pete Elms, Sam Hocking Adalta CC 01:26:55 2 0:41:42 24.437
1005 Sebastian Ader, Graeme Stirzaker, Philip Peters a3crg 01:30:06 2 0:39:01 23.574
1006 Barrie Whitehead, Bob Richards, Shawn Gimbert Royal Navy & Royal Marines Cycling Association 01:34:40 1 0:45:11 22.437
1007 Stuart Edwards, Stewart Cox, Jeremy Gusterson Royal Navy & Royal Marines Cycling Association 2 0:43:28 DNF
1008 Stuart Stow, Paul Holdsworth, Nic Stagg Hounslow & District Wheelers 0:39:41 DNF
1009 Howard Ashmore, David Scott, Adrian Trott Welwyn Wheelers DNF DNF
1010 Mike Logue , Toby Goodchild , Pete Oliver Fairly United Cycling Team DNF DNF
1011 James Dixon, Toby Weatherall, Edmund Bradby Cambridge University Cycling Club DNS DNS
1012 Andrew McCombe, Karl Smith, Jon Harris Cycle Club Basingstoke DNS DNS
1013 Andrew Murray, Leigh Smithers, Mark Haylett Team Specialized DNS DNS
1014 Tony Gibb, James Gullen, Simon Wilson Metaltek Scott PCT DNS DNS
1015 Wouter Sybrandy, Andrew Griffiths, Steve Lampier Team IG-Sigma Sport DNS DNS












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