Arnup wins time trial

WELLINGTON Cycling Club held its time trial championship on Sunday over three grades.

Known in cycling circles as the “race of truth”, time trials involve each rider, riding alone over a set distance in the fastest time possible. Many riders dislike time trials, as they are hard work from start to finish.

Riders were started at one-minute intervals and then placings awarded on actual times ridden.

Visiting rider Jim Timmer-Arends from the Latrobe City club continued on his tradition of riding the fastest time for the day, but was ineligible for the club championship.

Over the past few years the time trial has been a battle between Dave Arnup and Shane Dove, and with Dove keen to regain the time trial championship, it was going to be an interesting race.

With a 49-second margin, it was Arnup victorious this year, ahead of Dove in second and Chris Jehu third.

A closer race in B grade saw Rohan Cook win by 22s and John East clearly take the C grade title.

For more cycling read Friday’s Gippsland Times.