Nino Piccoli sets new standard to secure East District Cycling Association rankings title
Nino Piccoli tops the Short Distance Rankings of the East District Cycling Association with a new record average speed that dramatically lifts the standard. His average of 29.62mph is a full mile per hour faster than the previous record, in a competition where decimal points often separate positions.
Piccoli, whose family live near King's Lynn and who rides for Norwich bike shop-sponsored Team Pedal Revolution heads the 2011 final list, ahead of Gary Rushmore (King's Lynn CC, 28.04 mph) and Daniel Bloy, also of the King's Lynn club. Bloy (27.55 mph) makes his first appearance in the new-look Top Ten of the rankings list.
Others new to the top ten are Piccoli, Duncan Lorne (Norwich ABC, 26.90) Neil Turner (Great Yarmouth CC, 26.51) Martin Long (KLCC, 26.38) and James Rush (CC Sudbury, 26.35). A total of 65 members of East District clubs are ranked having completed at least least four open 10 mile and three open 25 mile time trials within the District.
Laura Gambling (CC Breckland) is top ranked lady with 24.83 mph, with a fast-improving Rebecca Taylor (Wisbech Wheelers) next highest with 24.32.
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East district CA short distance rankings 2012 - top 20: 1 Nino Piccoli (Team Pedal Revolution) 29.62mph, 2 G Rushmore (King's Lynn CC) 28.04, 3 D Bloy (KLCC) 27.55, 4 D Lorne (Norwich ABC) 26.90, 5 N Vaughan (VC Norwich) 6 N Turner (Great Yarmouth CC) 26.51, 7 A Jardine (Ipswich BC) 26.46, 8 D Staff (Anglia Velo) 26.40, 9 M Long (KLCC) 26.38, 10 J Rush (CC Sudbury) 26.35, 11 G Stevens (East Anglian CC) 26.33, 12 L Wright (North Norfolk Whs) 26.32, 13 A Leggett (Stowmarket & District) 26.30, 14 D Day (CC Sudbury) 26.24, 15 G Smith (KLCC) 26.21, 16 C Leggett (SDCC) 26.18, 17 C Nudds (CC Breckland) 26.13, 18 S Davidson (VC Norwich) 26.13, 19 E Dean (NABC) 26.03, 20 R Carrington (Mildenhall CC) 25.96. Ladies: 1 Laura Gambling (CC Breckland) 24.83, 2 R Taylor (Wisbech Whs) 24.32, 3 S Withey (VCN) 22.80, 4 N Hawkes (VC Baracchi) 22.59.