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Team Qoroz rider Ben Stockdale has won the Perfs Pedal Race, the traditional curtain-raiser on the British domestic calendar.

After a race ridden in driving rain, the youngster outsprinted Nicolas Hutchings (CS Gruppetto) and defending champion Will Bjergfelt (Motorpoint) on the sharp drag to the finish to register the best win of his fledgling career.

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