Chas Messenger saved but reduced to one day

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The Chas Messenger race is to remain on the calendar this year, thanks to a timely intervention by the race's sponsor.

Cycling Weekly reported this morning that the race was set to be cancelled because organiser, Ian Chatfield, had been unsuccessful in finding a replacement sponsor.

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