Rob Hayles British National Championships 2008

AFTER failing to secure a spot in the Great Britain Olympic Road Race Team for Beijing, National Champion Rob Hayles powered to victory in superb style in the Tour of Pendle in Lancashire

The day after all four British riders had failed to finish the Olympic road race, Hayles soloed to victory in the latest round of the Premier Calendar on Sunday, leaving everyone - even runaway series leader Russell Downing - in his wake.

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