Joe Evans Wins West Mids Junior Time Trial Crown
Sunday the 12th of May saw Joe Evans competing in the West Mids 10 mile time trial championships near Redditch. Racing in his new team colours for the Hargroves Cycles RT Joe was looking for a fast time to set himself up for next weekend when he will be racing the Axel Tour in Holland & Belgium as part of a British Cycling junior team.
The course was fairly flat and fast but wet and windy conditions were never going to favour quick times and with a late start time and worsening weather it was all on for Joe to register a good time. With competitors set off at 1 minute intervals Joe had passed 2 riders before the first turn at 3.6 miles and continued to ride at a consistent and rapid pace to complete the 10 mile course in 20 min 56 seconds. This was a new personal best for the distance and enough to win Joe the junior section by nearly 6 minutes and place him 4th overall for the event, the winner finishing just 16 seconds ahead of Joe, a fantastic result against senior riders on bigger gears.
The picture shows Joe at home after the race with his winners medal and time trial bike supplied by Hargroves Cycles.