Mark Cavendish, Tom Stewart, Dan McLay and Scott Davies all won races this weekend, with victories in California, Wales and France

Mark Cavendish‘s win on the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday wasn’t the only British success of the weekend, with three other riders winning races in Wales and France.

From the USA to Europe, British riders made their mark on a variety of races over the past three days.

In Wales, Tom Stewart (Madison Genesis) took his form from last weekend’s Lincoln GP to win the Velothon Wales race ahead of Dane Rasmus Guldhammer, who finished fourth overall in the 2015 Tour of Britain.

Stewart, who took a dramatic win in Lincoln to deny Russ Downing a fifth win there, crossed the line first from a ten-man group at the head of the race, with NFTO’s Ian Bibby continuing his strong season with third place on the day.


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Over the channel in France, Dan McLay (Fortuneo Vital Concept), continued to impress the locals with the win in GP de la Somme, where he beat five-time Grand Tour stage winner Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), boosting his chances of winning a ride at the Tour de France.

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Then there was Team Wiggins‘s 20-year-old Scott Davies, who took the final stage of the Ronde de l’Isard with a solo breakaway – finishing over 90 seconds ahead of Aldemar Reyes in second.

The win moved Davies up from 27th in the overall standings to ninth – the same place he finished in his impressive series of ride at the Tour of Croatia last month.

And last but not least, Cavendish (Dimension Data) won his third consecutive final stage at the Tour of California on Sunday, out-gunning Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in Sacramento.

  • Dave Smith

    He’s from NZ

  • CyclingJersey2016

    What about Daniel Whitehouse’s performance in the UCI2.2 Tour de Flores? Surely worth a mention in the same article!

  • Mark Jones

    I agree it is very poorly supported and sounds to be poorly organised too (not to mention no TV coverage or any publicity whatsoever). We couldn’t even get a team from each of our Continental squads, which says it all really. This race will probably disappear off the calendar if it continues like this.

  • Štefan Mihálik

    Hahaha, Sagan is the best!!!!

  • Dave Smith

    Another strong ride by Tom, but so disappointing that this race is so poorly supported. No World Tour teams or any of the top 6-8 Pro Continental squads. Probably one of the weakest 1.1 races on the UCI calendar. Not much better than the British Premiers.

  • Mark Jones

    We don’t get many UCI races in the UK and even less coverage of our domestic teams, so it would have been nice for Tom Stewart and Madison Genesis to get a bit more coverage than an article covering four races.

    Well done to Tom Stewart on another impressive result and hopefully he will continue to get results that will help him move up a level.