Chambers tied second as McNamara regains crown

Chris McNamara regained his VC St Raphael 'Hardriders' Time Trial crown. Picture: Neil Marshall (171735-039)
Chris McNamara regained his VC St Raphael 'Hardriders' Time Trial crown. Picture: Neil Marshall (171735-039)
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Gary Chambers had to settle for tied second in the VC St Raphael ‘Hardriders’ time trial on Sunday.

The Fareham tester, who rides for No Pinz, clocked 38min 17sec on the 16.5mile course.

After two laps of the Portsdown Hill circuit, used by the Perfs Pedal road race last weekend, he was tied with Matthew Downie.

But neither Chambers nor the TAAP Cervelo talent could match Chris McNamara’s winning time of 38.08.

McNamara, of Nuun Sigma Sport London, averaged 25.962mph as he clinched his second victory in three years at the early-season event.

Fareham Wheelers rider James Brickell was sixth in 39.43, while his club-mate Neil Mackley finished 10th in 41.30.

VC St Raphael had Andy Smith (seventh, 40.18) and James Horton (eighth, 40.49) in the top 10, while Simon Berogna clocked 42.08 for 13th.

Triathlete Simone Daily, of the ...a3crg club, successfully defended her women’s title.

The 29-year-old shrugged off a 28-mile run on Saturday to record a time of 44.27.

That saw her claim a comfortable win from team-mate Sarah Matthews (45.56), while Kirsty McSeveney, of Fareham Wheelers, was third in 46.34.

The ...a3crg club celebrated success in the road bike event, too.

Charles Mitchell clocked 40.00 to win by 66sec from Dave Dent, of GS Stella.

Primera TeamJobs rider Lewis Keightley (41.21) was third.

Lara Taylor, of VC Godalming & Haslemere, stopped the clock in 51.59 to beat Fareham Wheelers’ Kym Harvey by 30 seconds in the women’s event.

Lucy Mitchell, from the Petersfield Tri Club, was third in 52.41.