Race night success in Redditch

Matchborough First School concluded the opening with a cheerleading demonstration.

Matchborough First School concluded the opening with a cheerleading demonstration.

First published in News

THERE was a strong display of community involvement in last night's Tour Series as hundreds of people turned out for the special event.

Following a brief speech, Jon Fraser, highways manager at Worcestershire County Council and Pat Bradshaw, a Redditch Sustrans Ranger, cut the ribbon to signify the start.

After a number of community events, such as a scooter parade by Roman Way First School and samba dance group, the real action got under way.

Matthieu Boulo soloed to victory in Redditch to take Team Raleigh's first individual win for the team, but behind him it was a two, three, four for Rapha Condor JLT for a dominant team win.

The win restores Rapha Condor JLT's 12-point advantage over Madison Genesis with four events to go, including the double header Jersey finale.

Madison Genesis in turn are just three points clear of Team Raleigh, who have enjoyed a recent excellent run of form thanks to last week's wins in Durham and Edinburgh, and Boulo's Redditch triumph helping them to second on the night.

Raleigh had been one of the most active teams throughout Redditch's Choose how you move round, with Liam Stones, Yanto Barker and Boulo all enjoying time up the road at the head of the race.

For more information and photos, keep checking the Advertiser website.

Highlights of the Redditch race are on ITV4 tonight at 9pm, with a repeat tomorrow Thursday, June 5 at 9am.

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