Chris Newton 2006

AFTER a disappointing World Track Championships in Majorca last week, Chris Newton ( proved he is still a force to be reckoned with when he sprinted to victory in the opening round of the Girvan Three-Day in Scotland on Saturday.

Newton took the 62-mile stage in an 11-rider sprint for the line which included most of the pre-race favourites. But it was the man from Stockton on Tees who crossed the line first ahead of 2005 winner John Tanner (Sportscover-Planet X), while Ian Wilkinson (Science in was third.

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