Lincoln GP winner Matt Holmes at the double as he solos to gravel victory at The Gralloch

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Matt Holmes wins the 2024 Gralloch gravel event in Scotland
(Image credit: The Gralloch)

Lincoln Grand Prix winner Matt Holmes added a second win in two races on Saturday when he won The Gralloch round of the UCI Gravel World Series with a solo escape.

The former WorldTour rider broke away with 25km left to ride of the elite men's event, finishing with 1.30 in hand over second-placed Nathan Haas (Colnago) – also a WorldTour alumni – who outsprinted Petr Vakoč (Canyon CLLCTV Gravel) in third place.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.