Third category rider Bertie Newey wins Eddie Soens road race

Catford-Banks rider Bertie Newey secures victory at Aintree in the 2016 Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race

Third cat rider Bertie Newey of Catford CC defies the odds against Pedal-Heaven riders to win the sprint from ahead of Ian Wilkinson at the 2016 Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Bertie Newey (Catford-Banks) became the first third-category rider to win the Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race on Saturday.

Twenty-one-year-old Newey from Staffordshire out-sprinted the massed ranks of Pedal Heaven RT riders to claim the historic win at Aintree, Merseyside, in the annual early-season event.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1