CYCLING: Trio of podium finishes for in-form Purser; time trial success for Phillips

PUBLISHED: 15:11 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 15 May 2018

Sean Purser in second place in the Ixworth Criterium race. Picture: JACK PAYNE/NATURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Sean Purser in second place in the Ixworth Criterium race. Picture: JACK PAYNE/NATURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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St Ives Cycling Club star Sean Purser is in a rich vein of form – after claiming three podium finishes in the space of a fortnight.

Sean Purser of St Ives Cycling Club (left) on the podium at the Ixworth Criterium race. Sean Purser of St Ives Cycling Club (left) on the podium at the Ixworth Criterium race.

Purser won the junior category of the Monument Spring Crits race at Ilford with a powerful sprint finish after going on the attack with another rider in the early stages.

He followed up with a second place in the 2/3 category Ixworth Criterium event in Suffolk after powering into a breakaway just after the halfway stage.

Purser also collected a third place in his section when taking part in the latest Northants Cycle Race Association event at the Rockingham Motor Speedway venue. He was one of six riders in a leading group who contested the final sprint.

Tim Phillips won the second St Ives Cycling Club 10-mile time-trial of the summer last week in a time of 22.14 – more than half-a-minute clear of runner-up Adrian Beer (22.57) with Purser taking third place in 23.57.

Tim Phillips won the second St Ives Cycling Club time trial of the summer. Tim Phillips won the second St Ives Cycling Club time trial of the summer.

Julia Wardley-Kershaw was the leading lady in 29.43

Results: 1 Tim Phillips (22.14), 2 Adrian Beer (22.57), 3 Sean Purser (23.57), 4 Daniel Rigby (24.57), 5 Karl Hiner (25.01), 6 Phil Latin (25.17), 7 Angus Lawrence (25.51), 8 Phil Oxborough (26.00), 9 Ollie Maynard (26.17), 10 Nathan Gibson (26.31), 11 Dom Whitehead (26.56), 12 Tony Cork (27.14), 13 Julia Wardley-Kershaw (29.43), 14 Kevin Cummings (29.54), 15 Martin Magnago (30.17), 16 Bea Pauley (30.22), 17 Dom Pauley (30.40).

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