Raleigh's Ian Wilkinson wins Eddie Soens Memorial

The "Superman" sprints to victory from three-man group at Aintree

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Ian Wilkinson won the Eddie Soens Memorial race for the first time this afternoon on his first outing on British soil for his new team Raleigh.

The "Superman" out-sprinted  Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor-JLT) and Rob Partridge (Velosure-Giordana) at the end of the 30-lap, 81-kilometre handicap race around the Aintree Racecourse Club Circuit.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.