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Manx trio in top 30 of Rutland-Melton International

Tom Mazzone of Spirit-Tifosi finished 13th (credit: Gary Main)

Tom Mazzone just misses out on a top ten finish

Cyclist Tom Mazzone narrowly missed out on a place in the top ten in the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic as three Manx riders finished in the top 30.

American Colin Joyce was the eventual winner of one of the biggest one-day event in the UK, with a time of 5:10:20.

The route saw competitors take on some of the most challenging on and off-road sections that Leicestershire has to offer.

Mazzone and brother Leon - who both ride for the Spirit-Tifosi outfit - joined Zappi Pro Cycling man Nathan Draper as the Manx trio were involved in a front group comprising around 35 riders as the race entered its closing stages.

In a final dash for victory in the 200km UCI event, Tom Mazzone sprinted to an impressive 13th place finish, while Leon held on for 26th.

A courageous ride from Draper saw him just three places down on Leon in 29th.



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