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Matt Clinton and Sarah Storey were crowned National Circuit Champions after winning their respective events in the 20-mile contest held at Cranfield in Bedfordshire on Sunday.

30-year-old Clinton, who rides for Mike Vaughan Cycles, had finished second in both the 10 and 50-mile National Championships earlier in the season and went one better here with his time of 41.30 enough to bag him the title.

“The course was a little bit draggy but nothing I couldn’t handle using the big ring,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the National Hill Climb Championships, that’s my next event.

“It’s nice to win a second championship. It’s some years since I won the hill climb title. It was a hard, rolling course which suited me.”

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In second place was Joshua Williams of Revolution Racing with a time of 42.14. The podium was completed by Terry Wright Cycles’ Brett Harwood in 42.17.

The event also counted as the sixth and final round of the Classic Series. The series had already been wrapped up by Matt Bottrill and the Drag2zero rider’s hopes of ending his cycling career on a high before moving on to competing in triathlon were dealt a fatal blow when he punctured early on his run.


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