Elite cycling star Duggleby smashes course record

Tom Butler
Tom Butler

INTERNATIONAL Elite cyclist Adam Duggleby demolished the field and set a new course record in the second Calder Clarion Summer Series 10-mile time trial.

Leeds rider Duggleby clocked 21 minutes 57 seconds in atrocious wet, cold conditions on the course based around Hemsworth, Upton and Ackworth.

Duggleby, 27, boasts several senior national track medals, has ridden for Great Britain in the junior team pursuit squad alongside Mark Cavendish and Ed Clancy and has won Junior National Time Trial Championships titles as well as many road races at Elite level.

The nearest rival to Duggleby was Wakefield Triathlon Club’s Dave Cresswell, four minutes adrift in second, but his time of 26 minutes 3 seconds was a terrific ride in the conditions.

Cresswell’s team-mate Phillip Wood was 14 seconds further back in third while the first Calder Clarion rider home was Tom Butler, in fourth with 26:38.

Wakefield Triathlon Club’s Jennie Muston was the fastest woman in 33:34, one minute clear of team mate Victoria Smith.

Calder’s Helen Mann and Wakefield Triathlon’s Eva Slade tied for third place.

Wakefield Triathlon topped the team standings ahead of Calder Clarion in second.