Chris Boardman’s 25-mile competition record has been broken. No it is not the man who has been knocking at the door this year, Michael Hutchinson, who has taken the former world champion’s record but `Hutch’s` fellow countryman, Ireland’s David McCann.
Last month Hutchinson got within four seconds of Boardman’s 16 year-old record, 45-57, when he won the Hirwaun Wheelers event on the R25/3L course at Glynneath.
This time out, on Sunday, in the Port Talbot Wheelers event on the same course Hutchinson had to settle for a rare second place, with 46-07.
Who beat him and took the record?
David McCann, 36, who has a prolific professional career behind him.
Riding for the Phoenix CC, Ireland, McCann improved Boardman’s record by three seconds bringing it down to 45-54.
McCann has spent most of his professional years racing in Asia where his wins include the Tour of Korea and the Tour of Indonesia. He has also won the Irish road race and time trial championships several times and in 2002 won the Manx International road race.
Adding to the standing of the Port Talbot Wheelers event Tom Yeatman (Glendene CC) set a Junior 25-mile record of 50-04 knocking 18 seconds off of the time recorded by Alex Royle (coveryourcar..co.uk RT) in June.
Royle’s 50-22 had taken 37 seconds off of the previous best, 50-49, set by Alex Dowsett in 2006.