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PICTURES: Elgin Cycling Club host open time trial at Orton with Kelpie Racing's Thomas Gelati winning the event


By Craig Christie

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Elgin Cycling Club have played host to their second open time trial event of the year.

Lewis Day (RT23) was first junior in the event. Gemma Drew Photography
Lewis Day (RT23) was first junior in the event. Gemma Drew Photography

The event was staged on the road around Orton, near Elgin and drew a competitivbe entry of 34 riders.

The overall winner at Orton was Thomas Gelati (Kelpie Racing). Gemma Drew Photography
The overall winner at Orton was Thomas Gelati (Kelpie Racing). Gemma Drew Photography

Each rider raced the ten mile course against the clock – or against themselves and their previous times on this and other TT courses.

A club spokesperson said: "Riders were set off at one minute intervals, with the goal on the road being to ‘catch’ up with their ‘minute man’ – the rider ahead, and to avoid being ‘caught’ by the rider behind."

First veteran home was Peter Ettles (RT23). Gemma Drew Photography
First veteran home was Peter Ettles (RT23). Gemma Drew Photography

The event was organised by Diane Maciver who presented all of the prizes and thanked club members for their support to help make the event a successful one.

Ladies winner Lorna Breetzke (Vanelli Project GO). Gemma Drew Photography
Ladies winner Lorna Breetzke (Vanelli Project GO). Gemma Drew Photography

"This event wouldn’t have happened without the voluntary support of the organisers, timekeepers, marshals, bakers, tea servers, and riders who entered along with guest riders from all over Scotland," she said.

The winners on the day included 12-year-old rising Forres Cycling Club star Ava Luce who continued her successful run of results by landing first place in the famale handicap section and also claimed the road bike female prize.

Jamie Riddoch won the handicap section. Gemma Drew Photography
Jamie Riddoch won the handicap section. Gemma Drew Photography

Results

Overall Male Rider: Ist Thomas Gelati (Kelpie Racing); 2nd Alan Smith (Ythan CC); 3rd Scott Davidson (Moray Firth CC)

Overall Female Rider: 1st Lorna Breetzke (Vanelli-Project GO); 2nd Carol Middleton (Ythan CC); 3rd Ava Luce (Forres CC)

Handicap Male: 1st James Riddoch (Elgin CC)

Handicap Female: 1st Ava Luce (Forres CC)

Veteran: 1st Peter Ettles (RT23)

Junior Rider: 1st Lewis Day ((RT23)

Youth Rider: 1st Robert Smart (Deeside Thistle CC)

Road Bike Male: 1st James Riddoch (Elgin CC)

Road Bike Female: 1st Ava Luce (Forres CC)



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