Samantha Anderson
Samantha Anderson

Team Boss Mick Ives unveiled his new squad for the 2013 season, at the Team Launch held at the Coventry Transport Museum on Saturday

With 8 new additions to last season many of them current or past British Champions. And at the same venue, Mick also announced that the Team will have additional sponsorship support from “Polypipe Civils ” the UK ’s leading manufacturer of surface water drainage, sewerage, cable protection and water management solutions. The company is based at Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Coventry’s leading Lady Triathlete Samantha Anderson (who is also a member of Rugby Ti Club) absolutely pulverised the oppersition in the Oulton Park Durathlon in Cheshire the final qualifying round for the Gt Britian selections for 2013 World Durathlon championships in Holland in April The Team Jewson M.I. Rider, who has already qualifified completed the first 5 km Run in 16 minutes 43 secs, a clear minuteute ahead of her nearest rival this was followed by an excellent 22 km Cycle section in 35 34 where she increased her lead, , and then followed up with the final 5 km Run, almost as fast as her first run, to finish a massive 4 minutes. 52 secs. ahead of the 2nd placed competitior. This performance will give Samantha a huge boost for the World Champs.

Newly signed veteran Lady rider, better known for her Cyclo Cross performances, including a Bronze Medal in the World championships and several times British Champion “Louise Day” got off to CRACKING START BY WINNING THE Bourne Wheelers 14 ½ mile Hilly Time Trial in Lincolnshire, in very cold and windy conditions.

On Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, Wellesbournes Tim Stowe, continued his excellent Mt Bike form, with a 3rd place in the Midland series, just 2 secs off 2nd place, the winner was National Champion Pete Harris, and Coventry’s Peter Busby finished 8th

But over near Lutterworth in Leicestershire, the ” Fleche Waltonne” Road Race, had to be cancelled after 2 laps due to the roads being covered with snow, and the freezing/wet conditions making it impossible for riders to control their bikes. an event where the Coventry Team was expected to do well.

The New web site for the Classic “Tom Sabin “2 Day Cycle Challenge on 8/9th June is now up and running www. tomsabinride. co. uk there is a limit to 50 riders All details are on the web site.

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