Ian Bibby: Domestic teams can match WorldTour riders

The NFTO rider beat Team Sky's Ben Swift and Pete Kennaugh at Sunday's Manx International.

Ian Bibby

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Ian Bibby, the winner of the Manx International GP on Sunday (April 10), says that the country's top domestic riders can match their Pro Continental and WorldTour companions.

The NFTO rider soloed to victory in Douglas, Isle of Man, in the second round of the Motorpoint Spring Cup, Team Sky's Ben Swift finishing third behind Madison-Genesis' Erick Rowsel; island native and reigning national champion Pete Kennaugh trailed home in seventh.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.