Dan McLay secures sprint win in Otley Grand Prix as crowds turn out on warm evening in West Yorkshire. Photos by Andy Jones

Dan McLay (Bretagne-Seche Environnement) won the Otley Grand Prix in West Yorkshire on Wednesday evening, with Annasley Park (Giordana-Triton) claiming the victory in the women’s event.

McLay out-sprinted Chris Latham after the latter’s 100% ME team had played a large role in trying to organise the race for Latham during its closing stages.

Jon Mould (One Pro Cycling) came home for third in the opening round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series.

Dan McLay wins Otley Grand Prix 2015

Dan McLay wins Otley Grand Prix 2015

Park took the women’s race win after spending almost its entirety in an escape with Dame Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours International). Nineteen-year-old Park got the better of the multiple Paralympic champion in the close final sprint.

Park’s Giordana-Triton team-mate Nicola Juniper headed the chasing group home in third to continue her lead in the British Cycling Women’s Road Series with two rounds remaining.

Annasley Park wins Women's Otley Grand Prix 2015

Annasley Park wins Women’s Otley Grand Prix 2015

Results

Otley Grand Prix
1. Dan McLay (Bretagne-Seche Environnement)
2. Chris Latham (100% ME)
3. Jon Mould (One Pro Cycling)
4. Morgan Kneiskey (Raleigh-GAC)
5. Scott Thwaites (Bora-Argon 18)
6. David McGowan (Pedal Heaven RT)
7. Felix English (JLT-Condor)
8. George Atkins (One Pro Cycling)
9. Dale Appleby (NFTO)
10. Liam Stones (Raleigh-GAC)

Dan McLay wins Otley Grand Prix 2015

Dan McLay wins Otley Grand Prix 2015

Otley Women’s Grand Prix
1. Annasley Park (Giordana-Triton)
2. Dame Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours International)
3. Nicola Juniper (Giordana-Triton)
4. Rebecca Nixon (Fusion RT)
5. Abby-Mae Parkinson (Giordana-Triton)
6. Brit Tate (WNT)
7. Amira Mellor (Paul Milnes-Bradford Olympic)
8. Elizabeth-Jane Harris (Army Cycling Union)
9. Bethany Hayward (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International)
10. Elizabeth Stedman (University of Sheffield CC)

Annasley Park wins Women's Otley Grand Prix 2015

Annasley Park wins Women’s Otley Grand Prix 2015

Otley Classic Race start

Otley Classic Race start

Annasley Park and Dame Sarah Storey, Women's Otley Grand Prix 2015

Annasley Park and Dame Sarah Storey, Women’s Otley Grand Prix 2015

Charline Joiner, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Charline Joiner, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Annasley Park wins Women's Otley Grand Prix 2015

Annasley Park wins Women’s Otley Grand Prix 2015

Adam Blythe, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Adam Blythe, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Scott Thwaites, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Scott Thwaites, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Germain Burton and Dan McLay, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Germain Burton and Dan McLay, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Early break, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Early break, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Andy Hawdon, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Andy Hawdon, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Otley Cycle Races 2015

Otley Cycle Races 2015

Men's sprint, Otley Cycle Races 2015

Men’s sprint, Otley Cycle Races 2015