Fitnut Trophy 50-mile Time Trial
Location: Fourdon, Aberdeenshire
Event: 3 June 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Evergreen Carlos Riise turned on the power in the closing 12 miles to win Granite City RT’s Fitnut Trophy 50-mile time trial on a cold and windy morning in north-east Scotland.
Riise (Shetland Wheelers) and Steve Nutley (Sandy Wallace Cycles) were level pegging going into the final northerly headwind stretch of the Fourdon course, but the 47-year-old islander showed his strength to open up a gap of nearly two minutes by the finish to take the honours in 1-53-35.
Nutley had the consolation of securing the Scottish veterans title on age-related standard times with a cushion of 1-44 over his younger rival Riise.
1 Carlos Riise (Shetland Wheelers) 1-53-35
2 Steve Nutley (Sandy Wallace Cycles) 1-55-27
3 Graeme Hay (Stirling BC) 1-57-51
4 Keith Robertson (Granite City RT) 1-58-17
5 Graeme Cockburn (Glasgow Wheelers) 1-59-27
6 Veli Raikkonen (Granite City RT) 1-59-57
7 Mike Spalding (Deeside Thistle CC) 2-00-12
8 Norman Skene (Granite City RT) 2-02-37
Scottish Veterans TTA Championship:
1 Nutley +26-46
2 Riise +25-02
3 Derek Stewart (Deeside Thistle CC) +24-46
British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.