Ben Greenwood wins Longdragon Memorial Road Race

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Former national Under-23 road race champion Ben Greenwood secured victory in the Dick Longdragon Memorial Road Race in Aberdeenshire on Saturday.

The 28-year-old from Glenrothes crossed the line five seconds clear at the end of the 65-mile event which used eight laps of a course near Strachan.

Greenwood sprang into life inside the last two laps, taking control of the leading break and stringing them out with a fast pace before taking the win ahead of Scott McRossan (Rock to Roll Cycles), with Craig Adams (GJS Cruise Racing) third.

Reigning national junior road race champion Chris Lawless sprinted to victory in the Velocity Lancaster Circuit Races on Friday night.

The 17-year-old Kuota Spinergy rider from Wigan took the win ahead of reigning national hill-climb champion Jack Pullar (Madison Genesis), with Hope Factory Racing's James Gullen third.

CC Luton's Doug Coleman secured victory in the TMG Horizon Road Race in Bedfordshire on Sunday, taking the win by around six seconds from Arctic SRAM rival Danny Axford at the end of the 75-mile race around Leighton Buzzard.

Axford had led going into the closing stages of the race, but a strong chase by Coleman saw him overhaul a 1:30 lead and overtake Axford with around 400 metres to go, while Team Quest's Colin Roshier took third.

Champion System rider John Rigby won the Ron O'Brien Memorial in Merseyside on Sunday after chasing down the leaders in the closing few miles.

The 28-year-old from Skelmersdale was third in this race two years ago, but topped the podium after chasing down veteran David Williams (Kuota Spinergy) in the last lap and holding on for the win, while Williams held on for second ahead of Steven Fidler (Dave Hinde RT).

Returning to competitive action after three years out, former MTB and cyclo-cross ace Phil Cooper (Neon Velo) took victory in round 16 of the South East League's Summer Series at Bethersden in Kent on Sunday.

The 36-year-old from Braintree was part of a four-rider group which gained 1:30 over the bunch, but he powered on alone for the last 15 miles, crossing the line just in time to take the win ahead of his three former breakaway companions.

Stuart Baldwin (4T+ Velo) took second, and Keith Watson (Adalta CC) was third.

And in Shropshire, Michael Garner (Birkenhead North End CC) crossed the line around five seconds clear at the end of the Paramount CRT Stan's Cycles Summer Road Race near Cressage on Sunday.

Garner battled strongly through the uphill finish, holding off Andrew Tamplin (Base2Race) for the win, with Mark McLean (Out of the Saddle) third.

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