Steve grabs top spot in time trial

PUBLISHED: 10:59 24 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:38 24 May 2010

SUPER Steve Chmiewliski confirmed his good run of form, taking victory in the latest round of the Weston Wheelers midweek 10-mile championship

SUPER Steve Chmiewliski confirmed his good run of form, taking victory in the latest round of the Weston Wheelers midweek 10-mile championship.With series leader Mark Ashurst opting to rest ahead of his ironman triathlon bid, Chmiewliski seized the opportunity to grab the 10 points on offer with a 24.78mph ride in hot and windy conditions.His winning time of 24.13 gave him victory, but it was a slender victory with Wayne Baker just four seconds adrift and third-placed Chris Gough, who has also hit good mid-season form, clocking 24.21.In fact just 16 seconds separated the top six in one of the closest finishes for the midweek championship on a night when the atmosphere was starved of oxygen.Despite finishing just 10 seconds behind winner Chmiewliski, Rich Harrison's impressive 24.23 was only good enough for fourth place, just five seconds ahead of fifth-placed Matt Dell, with defending veteran's champion Rob Heathcote finishing a further second adrift on 24.29. Paul Burns was seventh in 25.03, less than a minute behind Chmiewliski.Other Weston finishers were N Williams (25.17) and P Pearce (28.06).Mark Ashurst, despite missing the race, remains the leader of the season-long midweek championship with 100 points from 10 completed rides. Steve Chmiewliski, who has the benefit of 11 rides and recent run of good form has confirmed his second place and now has 84 points.Rich Harrison is third with 67 points (10 rides), while Wayne Baker (59 from seven) and Rob Heathcote (55 from eight) are having their own private battle for fourth spot.For further information about the midweek series and information about Weston Wheelers, log on to the club web site www.westonwheelers.co.uk

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