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Cleveland Wheelers 'Hilly'

Curran storms to great win

THE international track man, Paul Curran (Stockton Wheelers), was in brilliant form when the Cleveland Wheelers got the local time trial season off to one of its earliest and toughest starts with their 22½ mile hilly event at Boosbeck.

Establishing a massive five-minute winning margin, Curran, who is embarking on what could be one of the most important seasons of his cycling career, covered the demanding course which took in climbs over Birk Brow, Jolly Sailors and Carlin How in 1 hour 2 minutes 57 secs.

Northallerton rider Chris Vasey (Hambleton RC), although beginning to find some form himself, was no match for the winner but still rode into second place with his performance of 1-7-21.

Just 21-seconds behind the Northallerton rider was Teesside RC's Steve Wilson who took third place with a performance which must hold the promise of a good season of competition against the clock in 1982.

Riding into the fourth place with a time of 1-8-35 was the fastest junior in the field, Cleveland Wheeler Paul Nicholson.

Another rider who recently moved into the junior ranks alter an impressive schoolboy career, Hambleton RC's Micheal Gilby, collected fifth place with his 1-9-56.

Completing the top six places was Dave Stockill (Thornaby CRT-Been Bag) who covered the course in 1-10-01.

The award for the fastest veteran in the field went to Middridge CRT's Jack Wright for the 1-10-37 which gave him seventh position.


1. Paul Curran (Stockton Wh) 1-2-57
2. Chris Vasey (Hambleton RC) 1-7-21
3. Steve Wilson (Teesside RC) 1-7-42
4. Paul Nicholson (Cleveland Wh) 1-8-35
5. Michael Gilby (Hambleton RC) 1-9-56
6. Dave Stockill (Thornaby CRT) 1-10-01
7. Jack Wright (Middridge CRT) 1-10-37

Vets: Jack Wright (Middridge CRT) 1-10-37