GIBSON WINS CIRCUIT TITLE WITH THRILLING SPRINT FINISH
Matt Gibson won a thrilling sprint finish to edge out defending champion Tom Pidcock and claim the HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships title in Stockton tonight.
Gibson and his JLT Condor team-mates looked to be perfectly positioned going into the final stages of the race, but Pidcock (Team Wiggins) launched an attack and took the lead during the final lap, only for Gibson to outsprint him to take the national champion’s jersey.
Afterwards, Gibson said:
“I knew at the start of the day that if it came down to a sprint, I’d back myself. It was all about getting in the right position to take the win, and the team did a great job to get me into that spot.”
Gibson’s team-mate Jon Mould took bronze.
Earlier in the evening, Cycle Team OnForm’s Anna Henderson took the women’s title with a fantastic solo ride, winning by over a minute from Jo Tindley (NJC Biemme-Echelon) who claimed silver, and Team Breeze’s national road race champion Jess Roberts in third.
About British Cycling
British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the UCI – the international federation for the sport. Based in Manchester at the National Cycling Centre, British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport (BMX, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-cross, Road, Track and Cycle Speedway), from providing the support and encouragement people need to get riding their bikes for the first time, to being home to the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team. Continued success at the highest level is inspiring a boom in participation across the nation. There have never been more opportunities to ride a bike, be it for fun or sport, and British Cycling is at the heart of this growth. British Cycling also works hard to represent cyclists’ interests at all levels, including campaigning on important issues including road safety. As a membership organisation, British Cycling provides a suite of benefits and support to its members who currently number over 139,000. All membership revenue is invested back into cycling.
For more information, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk
Carly Baldwin, Senior Communications Officer
+44 (0) 161 274 2116
+44 (0) 7920 407 754
Tom Turner, Communications Officer
+44 (0) 161 274 2122
+44 (0) 7702 873838
Senior Communications Officer
British Cycling, HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ