Words by Chris Marshall-Bell
Dan Mclay has continued his rise to being recognised as one of Europe’s brightest young sprinters by claiming a stage win and a podium position in the Paris-Arras Tour.
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The 22-year-old competed in the UCI 2.2 Paris-Arras Tour across last weekend and won the final 170km stage from Arras to Arras.
The Lotto-Belisol U23 rider, who won the points classification at the recent Tour de Normandie, came third in the 28.1km time-trial and finished fourth overall, ten seconds down from winner Maxime Vantomme of Roubaix Lille Metropole.
The other standout British result on foreign soil in the past week was the 10th placed finish for Mark McNally, 24, in the Simac Omloop der Kempen UCI 1.2 race in Holland.
McNally, of AN Post–Chain Reaction, rode to third place at the Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic at the end of April.
British under-23 Lotto-Belisol rider Dan McLay places second in Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen