Fourth and 10th in the preceding solo event, Planet X RT’s Sam Barker and Stuart Wright dusted themselves off before then teaming up to win the Chronos RT two-up time trial at Hardwick.
The County pair clocked 20.40 for victory by 12 seconds after Barker had completed the solo event in 20.59 with Wright timed at 21.31.
They were split by George Fox (45 Road Club) who was seventh in 21.08 as victory went to Ross Clarke (TMG Horizon CT), 20.26.
Other local times: David Saunders (Kings Cliffe Flyers) 25.00, Trevor Parrish (A5 Rangers CC) 25.56, Tom Bailey (Kettering CC) 28.50; tandem Graham & Rob Swannack (45 RC) 25.47.
Faces old and new will be on parade on Saturday for Kettering CC’s Frank & Joy Sheppard Memorial 10-mile time trial at Broughton (2pm).
An extensive prize list covers mountain bike, ‘one more time’, novice, family, Old Skool road bikes and improvement sections as well as the standard categories with a 100-plus field headed by Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com), who will be chasing a bonus orize for beating Dominic Sweeney’s 2007 course record of 21.31.