July 26th: Sheffield Grand Prix – mighty fine racing…

 

Sheffield City Centre was buzzing on Wednesday night as the British Cycling Circuit Series finished in a spectacular climax.  Helen Wyman was the winner in the women’s race whilst Dean Downing took the victory in the men’s race and George Atkins the overall series win…

As a newbie spectator to the criterium the whole thing appeared as a fascinating – if not frantic –  race. Eighty odd riders started the men’s race and it was hotly contested right from the get go.  Hammering round the tight 1.4km course anticlockwise at up to 50kms an hour, the riders navigated the rough and tumble of intermediate sprints, the granite cobbles of Surrey  Street  as well as the sudden death if they’re lapped. It all made for a brilliant evening of fast and furious cycling and the large crowd couldn’t get enough of it.

 

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