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GALLERY: Plymouth Corinthian’s Shaw claims win with new course record

PLYMOUTH Corinthian’s Rob Shaw set a new course record to take victory at the Cycle Sport South Hams 10-mile time trial on Sunday.

It was his first win of the season, having finished second last week to Travis Bramley at Plymouth Corinthian’s sporting S46/16 time trial, second at City Cycle Couriers 10 last month and third on the same Avonwick course at the start of April.

Shaw was 58 seconds quicker than he was four weeks ago on the course that starts and finishes in South Brent and takes riders out to Avonwick and Fork Cross before heading back via the A385.

On Sunday, he clocked 22.37 minutes, which was 23 seconds quicker than the course record that Rob Walker had set just four weeks ago.

Shaw was well ahead of the rest of the field, finishing a minute ahead of second-placed rider, veteran Tom Scorer (Royal Navy), who came home in 23.37 minutes.

Third place went to RAF rider Rob Willcocks, who clocked 23.38 minutes, with Mid-Devon’s Callum Start fourth and first junior (22.46). City Cycle Couriers’ Andrew Parnowski was fifth (24.48), with Plymouth Corinthian’s James Cartlidge and Nopinze Motip’s Nick Blight joint sixth.

The women’s course record also went on Sunday, with holder Martina Geraghty (Penzance Wheelers) and Catherine Hilton (Sid Valley) both clocking exactly the same time of 29.34 minute for a joint victory.

Kari Eilertsen was third woman and first on a road bike in 31.36 minutes.

Sunday’s time trial was the fourth race in the Devon Cup series.

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