Joe Staunton - Colchester Centurion Nat B[13158]

KEV CHANT BREAKS 22-YEAR ISLE OF WIGHT 10-MILE TIME TRIAL RECORD

Kev Chant - Island 10 Tt Record - 12-05-2022[13157]
Kev Chant
Kev Chant set a new Men’s Island 10-Mile time trial record of 19 minutes and 31 seconds at Brook on Thursday (12th May).

Kev smashed the time of 20.08 set by former Wightlink and GB rider, Kieran Page, which had stood for the past 22 years.

Alastair Luxford (Full Gas) put in another strong performance to finish in 2nd place in a time of 20.45 with James Veal (Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cylce Race Team) taking 3rd spot in 21.10. Not to be outdone, local rider Faye Faber (Drag2Zero) also set a new Ladies Island 10 Mile TT record, finishing in an impressive time of 22.10.

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Juniors, Ewan Cook (Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team) and Lottie Van Der Helstraete (Isle of Wight Triathlon Club) continued their winning streak coming home in 22.59 and 27.03 respectively. Vets, Simon Ambrosini (Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team) 21.11 and Steve Taylor (Independent) 24.41, each notched up another win and remain in the top spot in their categories.

Former record holder Kieran, who now lives and works in France, said:

“What a fantastic ride by Kev to break my IOW 10-mile record from 2000. I set that time in the build up to taking Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins’ Junior Individual Pursuit record on the track. I remember people saying 22 years ago that it would never get beaten, to which my response was always that records are set to be beaten.

“I have been following Kev’s progress over the last few years and always knew that it was a case of when, and not if, he was going to break it. Congratulations!”

In other cycling action …

Goodwood Southdown Velo Series Round 2 – Tuesday 3rd May

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A great night of racing for Matt Allsopp, Joe Staunton, and James Veal. James put in another solid performance in the E/1/2 race, working hard to reel back any threatening attacks. With 2 riders up the road vying for the win, Joe and Matt fought it out in the bunch sprint to take 5th and 7th place with James finishing just out of the points.

Dick Evans Memorial Series – Wednesday 4th May

Joe Staunton - 1st Win At Mountbatten Centre[13159]
Joe Staunton
Joe Staunton and Oliver Nolan (2nd Cat), travelled to Portsmouth for the 1st round of the Dick Evans Memorial Series at the Mountbatten circuit.

The E/1/2 race was fast paced from the off and Joe managed to get in an early break with a small group which was whittled down to 3 riders who took 2 laps on the bunch, enough to secure each of them a podium place. Joe was feeling strong but was hampered in the final sprint and had to settle for 3rd place. Oli missed the first break but worked hard to get a lap on the bunch and used his strong kick, sprinting home to take 6th.

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Colchester Centurion National B road race – Saturday 7th May

1st Cat rider Joe Staunton took on this fast-paced race with lots of attacks. Joe was feeling strong, but a crash on the final chicane pushed him onto the grass. He still managed to power home to take 8th spot, just missing out on the final sprint.

Bec CC road race – Sunday 8th May

Joe Staunton competed in the famous Bec CC road race. His legs felt good for the first 2hrs, but the cruel steep climb on the Crowborough Circuit split the bunch to shreds over the last 6 laps. Joe’s back-to-back races over the past week finally took their toll but he managed to roll home to finish with the remainder of the field.

Goodwood Southdown Velo Series Round 3 – Tuesday 10th May

Matt Allsopp, Kev Chant and James Veal put in a great team effort. Kev and James managed to get away with a small group of riders, who stayed away until the end. In the last lap, 4 riders attacked and left the rest of the group to fight it out. Kev powered home to win the bunch sprint, taking 5th place with Matt and James finishing with the bunch.

Portsmouth Evening Circuits E/1/2 race – Wednesday 11th May

Joe Staunton was up against some stiff opposition but got away with 6 riders in the first 5 minutes and then attacked this group to try to get a lap up. Ben Williams (GS Mossa) was the only rider to chase him down, and they managed to hold off the bunch until the finish. Joe used his kick in the finishing straight to win the 2-up sprint, taking his 1st win of the season.

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Ryde Monkey
Ryde Monkey
1 month ago

Super, smashing, great Kev

30 seconds gain on a 22 year old record is some achievement!

Brian Facer
Brian Facer
Reply to  Ryde Monkey
1 month ago

poached from another local team

Gary Fisher
Gary Fisher
1 month ago

you couldn’t go in to Wight Mountain wearing lycra 5 years ago, now they have a road team? must be the Spandex Pound!!!

 

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