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IoM to host National Road Championships 2017

British Cycling backs 'spectacular' Mountain Course

The Isle of Man has been chosen to host British Cycling's National Road Championships in 2017.

It follows a successful bid by Manx International Cycling and the Department of Economic Development last year.

The event, sponsored by HSBC, will run from Thursday 22 June until Sunday 25 June - and is set to attract some of the world's top cyclists.

Adam Blythe took gold in the final last year, with Manx Missile Mark Cavendish a close second.

There will also be full televised coverage of the weekend's action.

IoM Cycling Association chairman Richard Fletcher said the Island is 'the perfect backdrop for the event'.

British Cycling's director Jonny Clay added it was 'thrilling' to be headed to the Island for 'the biggest date in the road racing calendar'.

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