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Championship bid 'great coup' for IoM

2017 British National Road Race Championships to be staged on Island

A four year effort has culminated in the Island landing one of the most prestigious UK cycling events of the year.

The British National Road Race Championships will be staged here in June 2017.

Top international cyclists will ride a range of events taking in the TT Mountain Course, and the event will be televised globally.

It's the result of a bid by Manx International Cycling and the Department of Economic Development, who also lodged an unsuccessful bid for the Championships last year.

Political member Rob Callister MHK says it's a 'great coup' for the Island:

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