Cycling: Williams goes one better than last year

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Skipton professional Pete Williams rode to a fine solo victory in the Polypipe Pontefract Grand Prix yesterday having placed second last year.

The One Pro Cycling ace got away from the bunch at the halfway stage of the race and went on to cross the line 40 seconds ahead of the bunch.

Home club rider Tom Mazzone won the bunch sprint to finish second and SportGrub Kuota’s Adam Kenway finished third.

Double Olympian and twice National Road Race Champion, Doncaster’s John Tanner, proved age is no barrier when he won the Ian Mountain Memorial Road Race in West Yorkshire.

The 47-year-old held off the rest of the field in the annual event, which covered 62 miles of a circuit near South Kirby.

Several attempted breaks came to nothing until, on the penultimate lap, Tanner attacked alongside three others. On the final lap Tanner upped the pace and rode to a clear victory, while Stephen Swindley (PMR) took second and Matthew Dixon (Chevin Cycles) third.