Cycling: hot favourites take out Peel District Cycling Club two-person time trial


Chris Glasby crosses the line exhausted after competing in “The Gents” two-person time trial on the weekend (left). Father and daughter team, Rick and Sally Churchill, in action in the two-person time trial.
Cycling: hot favourites take out Peel District Cycling Club two-person time trial
Chris Glasby crosses the line exhausted after competing in “The Gents” two-person time trial on the weekend (left). Father and daughter team, Rick and Sally Churchill, in action in the two-person time trial.

HOT favourites Chris Glasby and Michael Frieburg won the Peel District Cycling Club’s two-|person time trial last weekend.

Glasby, fresh from winning the state over-50 men’s time trial the previous week, and Frieburg, who finished a close second, won the race by almost a minute from their closest competitors in “The Gents” race.

The pair also won their age category standard time by two minutes.

The Australian Time Trial Association marks the change from their winter to summer racing schedule with “The Gents” race.

Unlike all other events on the ATTA calendar which are individual efforts against the clock, “The Gents” is a two-person time trial in which the finishing time is recorded when the second rider crosses the line.

The race is about team work and times are also measured against age standard times, based on the oldest rider in the pair.

This encourages younger riders to pair with older riders and mixed pairs of male and female riders.

There was a good number of pairs of young and old male riders, as well as mixed pairs, womens teams and some solo riders at the start.

There were also a couple of hardy souls who, after racing the 28km course with a partner, returned to the start and raced it again solo. The ATTA summer season starts next Sunday at Bibra Lake.

Peel’s mid-week time trials start at Hopelands on November 2. For more details, visit atta.asn. au and pdcc.asn.au.

       Nick Cowie