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