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Black storms to victory in Warwickshire

Talented Island rider Tom Black stormed to victory in the Bill Jinks Memorial Road Race in Warwickshire on Sunday.

The 21-year-old rider finished more than a minute ahead of his nearest rival in the 64-mile course around Corley.

Black, who is based in the Midlands with Cycle Premier, is sponsored locally by the IOMA Group and Premier Group.

‘It was a good full field and I followed a few wheels early on, but I was a marked man and it was looking hard to get away,’ he said.

‘But I kept in the top 10 or 15 riders and there were still attacks coming and going but nothing was sticking. There was a climb on the circuit which levelled out before another rise, so I sat tight for another lap, then hit them hard with five laps to go.

‘It was a really good day for racing, the first day really where you had to use your head, keep drinking and keep hydrated.’

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