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Tour de Trossachs 2014 – Golds for Chris Smart and Lynsey Curran

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Paisley Velo’s Chris Smart joined the likes of Ian Steel, Billy Bilsland, Graeme Obree and Jason MacIntyre on the Tour de Trossachs roll of honour with a fine 1:08:10 winning ride on a cool, grey morning which favoured the strong men.

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Chris Smart. Photo©Martin Williamson

Last year’s winner, Silas Goldsworthy (Sandy Wallace Cycles) was second with 1:09:29 and fast pedalling David Griffiths (Glasgow Wheelers) third in 1:09:47.

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Silas Goldsworthy. Photo©Martin Williamson
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David Griffiths. Photo©Martin Williamson

VeloVeritas drove the whole course and snapped about every rider…

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Nearly at the ‘top o’ the Dukes’. Photo©Martin Williamson

The top of ‘The Dukes’ 10:35 am and the early starters pech their way up on a cool, grey Trossachs morning past the ferns and heather.

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Allan Duncan. Photo©Martin Williamson

Number 10, Alan Duncan and number 20 Barry Wilson look to be best ‘on it’ – no club names on the start sheet, sorry.

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Barry Wilson. Photo©Martin Williamson

Ross Cunningham of the Glasgow Green CC revs past in a wee gear; he’s caught his anonymous minute man so must be going not too bad – and his three minute man Martin Kane.

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Ross Cunningham. Photo©Martin Williamson

It’s getting chilly up here, time to move, descent shots, just for a change …

There’s a wee bit of a head wind coming and going off the summit and the views north are amazing – but on wet tar the riders will be paying attention to the next bend, not the vistas.