Junior national champion takes impressive second place in his first ever senior road race

Jacob Vaughan finishes second to Chris Opie at the Perfs Pedal Race

Jacob Vaughan leads the front group at the Perfs Pedal Race

(Image credit: Chris Lanaway)

National junior champion Jacob Vaughan (VC Londres) produced an impressive second place at the season-opening Perfs Pedal Race, his first senior road race, and only his third National B event.

The race, which was won by Chris Opie, saw aggressive racing from the start, as Opie's Bike Channel-Canyon team, the only UCI-registered team in the race, sought to force an early selection with 13 riders going clear.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1