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Earnshaw has 19-second advantage in Caithness time trial

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Colin Earnshaw took first place in Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial, gaining a 19-second advantage over Iain Miller, with Alistair Miller a further 19 seconds in arrears.

The fastest conditions are when the outward and return times are similar but on a mild night, with a 10mph south-west wind, most riders took around two minutes longer on the predominantly uphill leg to the turn, making it difficult to improve their times.

However, Gary Angus continued with his steady improvements and took a massive 66 seconds off his season’s best to gain the maximum six points in the Handicap League and a seven-point lead in the competition, ahead of Iain Miller and Angus MacKay (both 28 points), Colin Earnshaw (26), Alistair Miller (24) and Phil Cartwright (23). With eight events still to go, the competition for the medals is still wide open.

Results: 1 Colin Earnshaw, 25 min 56 sec; 2 Iain Miller, 26.15; 3 Alistair Miller, 26.34; 4 David Anderson, 26.59; 5 Gary Angus, 27.03; 6 Phil Cartwright, 29.09; 7 Julieanne Leslie, 38.29.

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