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Eight Manx cyclists involved in British Championships

Tom Mazzone of Spirit-Tifosi (credit: Gary Main)

Islanders competing in both time trial and road race

There's plenty of Manx interest at the HSBC UK National Road Cycling Championships in Norfolk, which have begun today.

Lizzie Holden went one better than she did last year, and finished second in the under-23 women's time trial this evening.

Earlier, meanwhile, Mark Christian lined up in the elite men's time trial and finished tenth.

On Sunday, attention turns to the road races.

The elite and under-23 classes are running concurrently, with the men's starting at 9am and the women's following at 2.30pm.

Former champion Mark Cavendish, Mark Christian, Matthew Bostock and Tom Mazzone line up in the elite category, as will Island resident Ben Swift.

Tom's brother Leon has been ruled out through injury, though.

Matthew Bostock is in the under-23s.

In the women's under-23 class, meanwhile, Lizzie Holden and her Drops teammate Anna Christian will be joined by Becky Storrie, who's making her debut at the British nationals.

Spirit-Tifosi rider Tom Mazzone has been speaking to Manx Radio Sport ahead of Sunday's race:

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