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Bowditch slips into bronze

Supermarket warm-up: Ann Bowditch uses the shelter of a trolley park to warm up for the big event. (Picture by Mike Brehaut, 1280798)

FORMER national hill climb champion Ann Bowditch finished overall third on her return to the annual event after a five-year gap.

Bowditch gets it right

Making Le Val des Terres seem flat: Ann Bowditch gives it everything in winning the Rossendale Hill Climb in Burnley where the gradients far exceed Guernsey's most testing bike climb. (Picture by Creative Photography, 1277182)

ANN BOWDITCH conquered a hill somewhat steeper than our own Le Val des Terres in winning the women's section of the Rossendale Road Club Hill Climb in Burnley.

Games cyclists will be tested

Paul Brehaut and Gary Wallbridge

‘YOU can trust our guys totally,’ was the word coming out of the Guernsey Velo Club yesterday as the Lance Armstrong drugs story moved across the world quicker than EPO-boosted blood passes through a cheat’s veins.

Jackson takes on ‘Brands’ but on a bike

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PAUL JACKSON stunned the field in an eight-hour cycling time trial at Brands Hatch, winning the event by a considerable margin and beating the course record in the process.

Off-island records tumble in Wales

Dan Alderton was top under-16 and fourth junior overall in the national time-trial championships. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1253102)

SEVEN Guernsey Velo Club members went off to Wales over the weekend to ride the www.realteam.co.uk 25-mile time trial on the renowned Glynneath course near Hirwaun.

A great showcase

Mike Serafin leads the way during yesterday’s fast and furious men’s elite race in the Town criterium cycling. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 1258423)

MANY of the island’s sports were represented yesterday on the Albert Pier in the Guernsey Sports Commission’s Celebration of Sport day following the Olympic Torch relay.

Sheep stops the race

Morning campers: the Guernsey Velo Club team of (from left) Danny Shaw, Rob Smart, Mike Serafin, James Roe and Andy Colver. (1255828)

GUERNSEY’S mountain bike team produced a superb performance to secure four top-10 finishes at the three-day Black Mountains Mountain Bike Stage race in the Brecon Beacons.

Horton focused on crits

Tobyn Horton is enjoying a good season with Team Raleigh. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1222541)

GUERNSEY’S two top cyclists both endured a frustrating day at the National Road Race Championships in Yorkshire last weekend.

Games stars chase 'Cav'

TOBYN HORTON and James McLaughlin will be on the start line alongside Mark Cavendish in Sunday’s national road race in Yorkshire.