MARCUS Christie continued his superb run of summer form at the weekend when he won the Thomas White Memorial 10-mile TT in County Down on Sunday.
The Bready man set a new Irish record over 25 miles earlier in the summer and just two weeks ago he won the Champion of Champions TT over the same distance, breaking the course record in Newtownards, with a time of 49:25 minutes.
That was over five minutes faster than runner-up Ross Hamilton of Orwell Wheelers, who recorded a time of 54:48. Alan Patterson of the promoting club, Ards Cycling Club, rounded out the podium in the men’s category today, with a time of 55:00
And on Sunday, the former Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games rider, representing Performance SBR on this occasion, clocked a time of 18:37 minutes for the 10 mile distance, and while he has previously gone below 18 minutes in a ’10’, his winning margin today
Mitchell McLaughlin (SwiftPro Carbon) put in a great ride to take second place on the day, though he was 1:07 down on the winner. Lindsay Watson of Powerhouse Sport, claimed the final spot on the podium in a time of 19:47, beating his team mate Aaron Wade by just two seconds.
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