JLT-Condor's Ian Bibby takes the glory in Chorley GP (Gallery)

Bibby took a fine solo win in the Lancashire race - Photos by Andy Jones

Ian Bibby (JLT-Condor) took a fine solo victory in the latest round of the Spring Cup at the Chorley Grand Prix in Lancashire.

Bibby broke away from a leading group in the final lap of five of the race circuit and kept increasing his gap to those behind. It's the second time the former national cyclocross champion has taken victory at the Chorley GP in the last three years.

Race descends off Belmont on first lap

There was also another podium spot for JLT, with Bibby's teammate Ed Laverick taking third from the 11-strong group behind.

One Pro Cycling's Kamil Gradek was able to take second place, separating the two JLT riders. Gradek had been one of the riders in the early breaks of the day in what was an attacking race on the hilly course.

The break lap two

The Spring Cup Series concludes on May 14 with the final race of the Lincoln GP.


1. Ian Bibby JLT Condor

2. Kamil Gradek One Pro Cycling

3. Edward Laverack JLT Condor

4. Dexter Gardias BIKE Channel Canyon

5. Richard Handley Madison Genesis

6. Rory Townsend (u23) BIKE Channel Canyon

7. Robert Partridge BIKE Channel Canyon

8. Jonathan Mould JLT Condor

9. Connor Swift (u23) Madison Genesis

10. Joshua Outram (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT

Ian Bibby and Matt Holmes on the KOM

Lap four and the trio of Kamil Gradek, Rory Townsend and Tom Moses head up the KOM. Towend would take the KOM prize for the race.

Sprint for 2nd. Gradek from Laverack

Podium of Kamil Gradek, Ian Bibby and Ed Laverack

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).