Alldis handles Swiss ordeal

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HANDCYCLIST Brian Alldis found the going tough in Switzerland at the weekend, coming 14th in a 10-mile time trial.

The course was hard, featuring three laps of a 5km circuit and a killer hill in the lap. Alldis came in five minutes behind the winner – a result he was happy with.

The following day, he competed in a 38-mile road race with a 30-strong field. Competitors hit speeds of more than 30 miles an hour as Alldis tried to move through the field on the first of three laps.

Racers split when the field started climbing. Alldis maintained a good position until the heavens opened to soak everyone and flood the course.

Alldis lost contact with seven miles to go, but the race showed his training was improving.

Next on the agenda for Alldis is a more sedate journey - carrying the Olympic torch in Bishop’s Stortford.