CYCLING: Remarkable Christie keeps on breaking records

Record breaking Derry cyclist Marcus Christie.  DER3116GS010
Record breaking Derry cyclist Marcus Christie. DER3116GS010

Another day and another course record for Derry cyclist Marcus Christie who continued his remarkable return to the sport on Sunday past with another record breaking victory in the Ulster 25 mile time trial at Dungannon.

Christie - who stepped away from cycling two years ago and only returned earlier this season - had already smashed five different time trial course records in four different counties over the past month and made light of the sunny, but blustery conditions on the Tyrone course to shave a full 14 seconds of the previous best time.

Christie finished in 49 minutes and 17 seconds to win the event by a 2 minutes 30 seconds.

The victory continues a remarkable sequence for Christie who has been breaking ythe records on a specialised Titme trial bike previously owned by Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins. His record breaking turns over the past mnoth have included;

Burt (on the N14) - new 10 mile time trial course record;

Eglinton (on the A2) - new 10 mile time trial course record;

Ballymena (at Woodgreen (A26) - new 10 mile time trial record;

Warrenpoint - new 10 mile time trial course record;

And Ballymena again on Wednesday last when he equalled his own 10 mile time trial record even though he had problems with the bikes gears

The latest displays come on top of an already superb season which has seen the 25-years-old take almost five minutes off his own Irish 50 mile time trial record in June, finishing in 95m 32secs, the third fastest time ever by a cyclist in the UK.