Paul Manning Tour of Britain 2007

Great Britain?s Paul Manning does not win many races because he is not a sprinter and spends most of his time working for others. Yet when he gets his chance, like he did at the Tour of Britain in Glasgow on Saturday, his natural class and determination means he often rides a perfect race and gets a result.

On the stage between Dumfries and Glasgow, Manning made sure he was in the decisive five-rider break and then worked hard to stay clear despite admitting he is not on great form. Knowing he had no chance of winning the sprint, Manning waited until several late attacks had been brought back and then jumped away himself with a kilometre to go.

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