Coventry’s only Elite Cycle Race Team–TeamJewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe–McCann, got  off to a flying start for the 2019 Road cycling season at the weekend.

Coventry rider Jack O’Neill was a clear winner of the very tough / hilly
Banbury Hard riders 23 mile Time Trial, which included the descent and climb of the very steep Sunrise Hill, on the Banbury to Stratford road. The
event was held in really bad conditions, with strong winds, rain and cold
conditions.

Jack completed the course in a time of 53 mins 19 secs , to win by almost 1
minute–( he already hold’s the course and event record) and looks set to
pick up more victories as the season progresses and lead a strong team as
well.

Not to be out done, Leamington team member –53 year old Mark Wise, voted the most improved rider during the 2018 season, clearly has put some work in during the winter, as he finished a brilliant 6th fastest and won the
fastest Veteran ( over 40 yrs )–award giving 13 years to his youngest
rivals.–with a time of  56 mins 56 secs.

Other team members times were–Eliot Blundell –1 hr -2 mins -46 seconds Malc Moore–1-06-58 and Jack Easthope riding his first Time Trial –1-14-36

In Leicestershire -Cyclo Cross and mountain bike rider, Lindsey Newman, kept the team colours to the fore by winning the Gilmorton 10 mile Time Trial.–a rare appearance in Time Trial for Veteran Lindsey.

Rugby member of Team Jewson–M.I.Racing –Phil Roach, finished runner
once again, in the Rugby Sports Man of the Year  competition, at the
presentation evening. recently–the 2nd time Phil has been runner up.

The former World Masters Cyclo Cross Champion, won 25 races during the recent 2018/19 Cyclo Cross season , including defending his British Championship and being part of the National Championship winning team.–a real credit to the team.

Next Sunday morning the Team will have a photo shoot at the Victory Club,
Napton, near Southam.–proceeded by a team ride led by Barrie Mitchell at
9-30am.

Míck Ives

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