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Monday morning news – 16/05/05

Newton Wins John Raisbeck Trophy / MG XPower / Litespeed’s double World Champion Chris Newton today won the The John Raisbeck Trophy Road Race in North Riding, North Yorkshire.

After some sterling work in last week’s Lincoln Grand Prix for team mate and winner Russ Downing, Newton proved that he is steadily regaining his road form after his famous win in the World Pursuit Championships in Los Angeles 6 weeks ago. Newton beat Kevin Dawson (Planet X) in an up-hill sprint by several lengths with team mate and fellow World Pursuit Champion Paul Manning following close behind in 3rd and Rob Sharman, winner of the Girvan 3-day in March, taking 4th. Shaun Snodden completed 4 recycling riders in the top 10 with 7th place.

1. Chris Newton ( XPower/Litespeed)
2. Kevin Dawson (Planet X)
3. Paul Manning ( XPower/Litespeed)
4. Robin Sharman ( XPower/Litespeed)
5. Wayne Randle (Wakefield CC)
6. Mike Harrison (
7. Shaun Snodden ( XPower/Litespeed)
8. Mark Lovatt (Planet X)
9. Alistair Kay (York Cycle Works)
10. Kevin Brennan (Dinnington)

At the Crawley Criterium Russell Downing taught the peloton a lesson or two and took a solo win.

Records fall at Paralympic World Cup
From BC’s website:

In a fantastic night of racing at the Manchester Velodrome, the Great Britain team of riders were sensational, with many World records and historic victories over Gold medalists from Athens. When I spoke to many of the GB riders afterwards, they were full of praise for the backing they now have from Team GB and UK Sport with funding having been approved, a team enhanced and at the World Cup there were no less than three GB mechanics and many more staff from GB helping to look after the riders so all they had to concentrate on was their racing where they did very well with many gold medals and world records.

British Cycling website was there and started the day talking to the GB Paralympic Team Manager Dave Mellor who announced the 2005 squad and we then spoke to many of the riders and all that will be coming later here on In the event, as always, BC was there taking thousands of images which will also appear later.

In the meantime, here is a press release from the World Cup organisation and to see the results here

And there are some great photos by Larry Hickmot here

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