Colne Grand Prix 2013

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Photo by Nigel Flory

We had a fantastic time at the Colne Grand Prix last Wednesday night – thanks to everyone who came down on a lovely summer’s evening to support the competitors and witness one of the UK’s finest criterium races.

For those who missed it, the 10th Grand Prix took place in the centre of Colne and the warm weather brought out fans and spectators in their droves.

The warm weather also allowed for perfect racing conditions – with some very fast lines taken along the route. After a frantic 800m race, Ed Clancy from Rapha Condor JTL was declared the winner following an exciting sprint finish that saw him edge Madison Genesis rider Dean Downing into second place with his team mate Felix English finishing in third.

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Ed Clancy interviewed by Radio Lancashire

Entertainment was also provided by support races, Chopper Jousting and a Bradley Wiggins style sideburns competition! Steven Burke, Colne’s gold medal champion, also took part, so it really was a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Don’t forget we also have the 2013 ‘Ride with Brad’ coming up if you fancy exploring some of Lancashire’s stunning rural beauty in the company of Sir Bradley Wiggins.

You can find more info on our cycling page.

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