Today’s stage one 17km time trial was taken out by VIS young gun Alex Morgan who flew around the course at an average of 49km/h to pull on the leaders jersey in front of Sam Horgan (Budget) and Miles Scotston (Euride). Nathan Earle pulled out the time trial of his life to take 4th place and in doing so is in striking distance for tomorrow’s hilltop finished on the revised Honeysuckle stage two road course. Jack Beckinsale upstaged his more credentialed time trial teammates to finish a strong seventh 31 seconds down with Joe Cooper finshing tenth despite not having the best time trial by his lofty standards.
With everything to play for tomorrow look for aggressive attacking racing as riders desperately try to steal a march on the climbers prior to the finishing climb. Should be a great race!
Stage 1 Result
|1.||61||Alexander MORGAN (VIS)||21:21.23|
|2.||12||Samuel HORGAN (BFL)||21:23.80||+2|
|3.||27||Miles SCOTSON (ERD)||21:39.78||+18|
|4.||1||Nathan EARLE (HGP)||21:42.47||+21|
|5.||22||Harry CARPENTER (ERD)||21:49.58||+28|
|6.||21||Alex EDMONDSON (ERD)||21:51.08||+30|
|7.||6||Jack BECKINSALE (HGP)||21:52.80||+31|
|8.||51||Jayden COPP (PTD)||21:55.95||+34|
|9.||197||Nathan ELLIOTT (VKA)||21:58.89||+37|
|10.||4||Joseph COOPER (HGP)||22:00.87||+39|