YORK-based Clifton Cycling Club's women dominated the Harrogate Nova hilly time trial.

They completed a one-two-three in the ladies' competition with Helen Scull taking top spot with 57 minutes and 39 seconds from Cath Tatlock (58.31) and Julia Coates (63.13).

Paul Musgrave was Clifton's fastest finisher with 48.23 in 15th place with Rob Osman and Mark Turrell recording 48.50 and 49.27 respectively.

Other Clifton times were Ian Toyne: 54.48, Chris Carter: 57.47, Phil Duston: 56.24.

Bishopthorpe's Jim Laycock (Knaresborough RT) recorded 55.47.

Race Scene RT's Julian Ramsbottom won the event for the third successive year.

He covered a 17.2 mile circuit based on Ripley, Summerbridge and Darley, but shortened by nearly two miles by roadworks at Killinghall, in 42.05.

That gave him awinning margin of two mins 38 secs over Pete Read Racing's Joel Wainman in second spot.

Another former winner, York's Paul Watson who now rides for Congleton Cycle Centre RT, took third with 45.07.

Wainman had the consolation of leading Pete Read RT to the team award supported by Simon Beldon, 46.55 and Haxby's Mark Wolstenholme in tenth place with 47.19.

Carl Saints (Yorkshire RC) won thew Knaresborough RT open ten-mile time trial at Boroughbridge in 21.16.

Dominic Sweeney (Lutterworth CC) was second and KRT's Charlie Evans was third in 22.23.

Updated: 09:41 Thursday, March 20, 2003