BRITISH NEWS ROUND-UP
BARRAS IN BERMUDA
The well-trodden end of season racing trip for British pro riders paid off handsomely for Plowman Craven’s Tom Barras as he won the Tour of Bermuda. The Yorkshireman flew straight out after the Tour of Britain to take three stages and the overall. Plowman team mate Mark Perry finished third.
British tester Ben Instone teamed up with Australian Mark Howard for the Duo Normand two-up time trial, finishing 17th, over nine minutes adrift of winners Michael Christensen and Martin Mortensen from Denmark.
Former British winners of the event include Bradley Wiggins (2007), Chris Boardman (1993, ’96, ’99) and Paul Manning (with Boardman in ’96).
COOKE: THE BOOK
Nicole Cooke appears at Cycle 08 in London on Sunday October 12 to promote her new book, Cycle for Life, and meet the public.
The Olympic champion will attend the show at Earls Court between 12.30pm and 2.30pm to be interviewed before signing copies of her book at the stand of publishers Kyle Cathie.
Cycling Weekly readers can get tickets for any of the three days open to the public for just £9 - £5 cheaper than the ‘on the door’ price – by going to www.cycleshow.co.uk/cwm and using the offer code CWM when prompted.
LLOYD BACK IN BELGIUM
Dan Lloyd (An Post) followed the tours of Ireland and Britain with the 180km Kampioenschap Van Vlaanderen.
The 28-year-old, who joins the new Cervelo Test Team next season, finished 31st in the Belgian race, won by André Greipel following a lead out from team mate Roger Hammond.