Cycling: Duggleby delivers with 100-mile national record

Leeds cyclist Adam Duggleby and team-mate Steve Bate. PIC: Alex Whitehead/
Leeds cyclist Adam Duggleby and team-mate Steve Bate. PIC: Alex Whitehead/
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Paralympic gold medallist and multiple national record holder Adam Duggleby added the 100-mile national competition record to his list when he powered to victory in the Eastern Counties CA time trial in Cambridgeshire yesterday.

Duggleby, 32 from Leeds, covered the distance in 3-16-51, slicing 4-40 from the two-year-old mark and taking victory on the day by more than two minutes from his nearest rival.

Duggleby holds several tandem records with his Paralympic team-mate Steve Bate, but Duggleby went solo in his quest to take the 100-mile record on a course near Six Mile Bottom.

It proved to be a near-perfect day all-round in Cambridgeshire with London’s Alice Lethbridge also setting a new women’s national record with a time of 3-42-37, while the GS Metro trio of Danny Grieves, Carl Donaldson and Ben Lane combined to set a new national team record.

Elsewhere, Kippax all-rounder James Gullen broke the 11-year-old course record held by Sir Bradley Wiggins when he took victory in Saturday evening’s Kent Valley Road Club 10-mile time trial in Cumbria.

Gullen, the 27-year-old who won the An Post Ras eight-day stage race in Ireland this month, covered the course near Levens in 17-54, taking just four seconds from Wiggins’ previous best.

North Yorkshire staged the National Team Time Trial Championships yesterday, where Great Ayton’s Charlie Tanfield and Brother NRG colleagues Dan Bigham and Simon Wilson won gold, covering the 33-mile course in an impressive 59.36.

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