Cycling: Duncan Mullier completes Time Trial league triumph

Duncan Mullier
Duncan Mullier

Harrogate Nova’s Duncan Mullier secured the 2014 Beech House Dental Practice Evening Time Trial League championship in style with his tenth straight victory.

Riders took on the 13-mile course from Milby to Asenby and Dishforth before returning to Milby via Kirby Hill. Mullier continued his dominance of the league by winning in 29:01.

The Harrogate cyclist had finished runner up for the last four seasons. but secured the championship in favourable conditions, with a strong headwind start and a fast tailwind finish.

Nova’s Paul Caswell was second in 29:23 with Patron’s Glen Turnbull third in 29:43.

Mike Hudson leads the vet-50 competition, and Richard Bellery leads the vet-60 with eight events remaining - with each riders best nine results counting towards their league position.

Victory for Nova’s Alison Sarmiento in the ladies competition in 4:29 also put her in pole position for a maiden league title. Ride of the night was by veteran Richard Salden, who knocked nearly three minutes off his previous course best.

In open time trials, a number of Harrogate Nova members took part in the Drighlington CC 10 mile TT, with Alison Sarmiento taking second lady in a time of 26:11.

Steve Smales placed third overall in 21:44, Mike Hudson recorded a time of 23:55, with vet-60 rider Tony Kent recording 24:38.