MIKE Twelves proved why he is one of the best riders on the road over the age of 50 after beating a strong field to win the TLI National Road Race Championship.
The 52-year-old was victorious in the 45+ category on a course that took riders through a variety of very tough roads in Cheshire, which was made all the more harder because of the strong wind.
Twelves, who rides for Coventry-based M.I.Racing, formed part of a breakaway group that formed early in the race and were never to be seen again by the rest of the field.
With ten miles to go Twelves attacked and finished two minutes ahead of his closest rival to claim his sixth open road race victory of the season.
Elsewhere, fellow M.I.Racing rider Pete Smith also tasted success by winning the Milton Keynes Circuit race.
It was Smith’s sixth victory of the season and he is now preparing for the the cyclo cross campaign.
Also, this week M.I.Racing have announced they will be organising the LVRC National Cyclo Cross Championships for the sixth time in seven years.
This year’s event will be held on new circuit in South Warwickshire in December.