Chalking up his first win of the season, Matt Holmes led a one-two for Team Raleigh in the eighth round of the CDNW Road League in Derbyshire.
The Wigan-based 19-year-old crossed the line ahead of Graham Briggs as the pair dominated the 90-km race on the testing Bole Hill circuit.
Holmes went off the front on the first 12.3-km lap, and after Briggs and Declan Byrne (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling) had ridden across to him, the Raleigh team-mates dropped their rival on lap three and worked well together to open a gap of just under a minute by the finish.
Winner in 2008, Fife-based Ben Greenwood (Team Hope Factory Racing) outsprinted breakaway companion David Lines (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling) for a second victory in the 86-mile Anderside Classic Road Race which incorporated the West of Scotland Championship.
The leading pair broke away from a ten-man front group on the last lap of the Eagleton circuit, near Glasgow.
Devon strongman Peter Vincent (Twenty3c.co.uk-Focus) saw off a concerted challenge from the NFTO team to win Newquay Velo’s 60-mile Fraddon Grand Prix in Cornwall.
NFTO had three riders in the 11-man break, but Vincent had the final word as he sprinted to his first win of the season ahead of Ryan Bevis.
Attacking just before the bell lap, Mark Baines (Spirit RT) opened up a 25-second gap going into the last five miles and held on up the final climb for a fine victory over a strong field of elite and first category riders in CC Luton’s 96-mile Neil Gardner Memorial Road race over 13 laps of the Cranfield circuit in Bedfordshire.
Tom Neale (Spalding CC) chased Baines across the line with Mike Debney (London Dynamo) in third place.
Youth had its say as Joe Moses and Oliver Wood took the top two places for Team Sportscover in Wakefield CC’s Ian Mountain Memorial Road Race in West Yorkshire.
Wood, 17, was in an initial break of three riders who were joined by four more, including 19-year-old Moses, a lap later on the South Kirkby course.
Their advantage topped at around a minute, but it was down to 20 seconds on the last lap as the leaders began to split – Moses attacking and opening up a gap of 15 seconds over Wood by the line with Duncan Moralee (Strategic Lions Cycling) just holding off the chasers for third place.
Nick Coupland (We Love Mountains) pulled away from breakaway rival Sam Ward (Dirtwheels Cycles) on the last climb for a winning margin of 15 seconds in the Eric Biddulph Memorial Road Race at Holmfirth.
Winner Sam Dansie (Berwick Wheelers) finished just off the front of the chasing pack as he claimed victory in VC Bristol’s 58-mile Mike Rutty Memorial Road Race over seven laps of the Chew Valley circuit.
David Griffiths (Paramount CRT) prevailed out of a six-strong group that went away on the last of five laps of the rolling Astley circuit, in Worcestershire, to win the 70-mile Stourbridge CC Road Race.