Richard Handley wins Clayton Velo Spring Classic

Richard Handley attacks on first climb, Tour of Britain 2012, stage two

Richard Handley held off stiff competition from Ryan Mullen and James Gullen to take a sprint victory in the 47th Clayton Velo Spring Classic Road Race in Clitheroe, Lancashire, on Sunday.

The race presented riders with a fast course and although Handley admits that he went into it with no real expectations of winning, his plan of sitting back until halfway through worked and helped him to a the win.

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