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HARRIS BATTLES MBE OLYMPIAN

mattharrisa3A great day of racing promoted by Hampshire RC on cycling team a3crg’s stomping ground, the P881 (on the A3) proved to be a good one for Isle of Wight cyclist Matt Harris.

The weather was changeable, with a pretty stiff northerly wind and scattered heavy showers but this race was something special with a legendary start list including Jo Rowsell MBE 2012 track Olympian and World Record holder.

“The road was wet, but it felt great to be on the familiar stretch of the A3” said Matt.

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“This was the first time this season that I was on the course, last season the first time I raced it (in mid May) I managed to roll over the line in 00:22:13, this season I smashed that (in worse physical condition, and worse weather!) in 00:21:55, I’m very pleased with this.”

mattharrisjombeMatt came in 17th out of a quality field of 96.

Once again, the mighty a3crg trio of Seb, Charlie andMatt won the team prize, that’s 5 straight wins this season for a3crg.

After the challenging race, Matt had the privilege of chatting for some time with Jo Rowsell MBE, one of the most down to earth, genuine and charming professionals he have ever met, he told Island Echo.
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