Marcin Bialoblocki smashes Alex Dowsett’s 10-mile time trial record with 16-35
New men’s and women’s national 10-mile time trial competition records sets in ‘perfect conditions’ in Yorkshire on Saturday
– Marcin Bialoblocki records time of 16-35
– Anna Turvey clocks 19-08
Both the men s and women s national 10-mile time trial1 competition records fell in East Yorkshire on Saturday in near perfect conditions for the SSLL Racing Team 10-mile event at South Cave. Marcin Bialoblocki (One Pro Cycling2) slashed 45 seconds from Alex Dowsett3 s previous national men s record, while Anna Turvey (Tyneside Vagabonds CC) lowered Hayley Simmonds two-week-old women s record by ten seconds. Bialoblocki clocked 16-35 for the infamous V718 course, while Turvey powered round in 19-08.
Having equalled Dowsett s record two weeks ago, James Gullen (Pedal Heaven) was under the spotlight too. But he had to settle for second despite taking 11 seconds from Dowsett s mark, clocking 17-09 but finishing after Bialoblocki and so not registering a national record. Third spot went to Steve Irwin (North Lancs RC) whose time of 17-49 was a new national age group record.
36-year-old Anna Turvey from Newcastle, who will represent Ireland in the European Time Trial Championships in France on Friday, knew that the record was achievable.
I knew that ride was there, I ve had a lot of bad luck recently with illness and misfortune, but I ve known that on the right day I had a big ride in me.
I had a chest infection so I was below par for the National 10 and 25 even though I got second, and I did a 19-27 on this course recent, but had a late start so it didn t count.
I only got to the course with 40 minutes to spare before my ride, because there was an accident and also I took a wrong turn and had to detour 20 miles! But it didn t affect my performance. Five riders went under 18 minutes on a near perfect afternoon for the charity event, which raised an estimated 2,000 for Erb s Palsy charities.
It was a superb day, said organiser Simon Beldon.
There was very little wind, and what there was was in the right direction so most riders had a tailwind on the way back, which is the longer leg.
We had a full field of 150 riders, plus reserves, and I had to send back a lot of entries too, so it was a really successful day.
1. Marcin Bialoblocki (One Pro Cycling) 16-35
2. James Gullen (Pedal Heaven) 17-09
Steve Irwin (North Lancs RC) 17-49
Women: Anna Turvey (Tyneside Vagabonds CC) 19-08