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.
Well, that was fun! @CiCLEClassic done for another year. 200 kilometres of crazy racing as always but strangely really enjoyable.— Tom Mazzone (@TomMazzone) April 29, 2019
Happy enough to come away with 13th on the day but still slightly disappointed as there was potential for more.https://t.co/Tzv8hM21OR pic.twitter.com/fb6cPBKJrJ