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


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
Tour de Trossachs
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.