Andy Tennant (Rapha Condor Sharp) won the Richmond Grand Prix in North Yorkshire on Sunday, the final round of British Cycling’s 2011 Premier Calendar race series.
Tennant jumped clear of breakaway companions Simon Richardson (Sigma Sport-Specialized) and Dan Fleeman (Raleigh) to take the win.
The trio had been part of an earlier five-man escape group that also included Jamie Sparling (Raleigh) and Marcin Bialoblocki (Motorpoint).
Sparling lost touch with the leaders, but they still managed to keep out of reach of a chase group that contained the likes of Ian Bibby (Motorpoint) and Russell Downing (Sky).
“Having been ahead for most of the day, it was a good opportunity for us upfront to race for the victory,” Tennant told Cycling Weekly.
“We all committed and worked well together until 1,500 metres to go, and by that point we had a minute to play with so we knew the chasers wouldn’t catch us.”
Bibby brought home the chase group, earning him enough points to win the 2011 Premier Calendar series overall ahead of Motorpoint team-mate Johnny McEvoy.