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Swift takes win in World Hamper Road Race

Crowds brave wind for annual Manx Viking Wheelers event

Crowds gathered in the north of the Island yesterday (29 Dec) to cheer on the sixty cyclists battling windy conditions in the annual World Hamper Race.

Professional English cyclist Ben Swift took the win in the annual 25-mile handicap race, finishing in 1 hour 6 minutes.

Irish rider Ryan Mullen took second, with Chris Lawless coming in third.

Home favourite, Mark Cavendish, finished in twelfth place.

Organised by Manx Viking Wheelers, a full list of results can be found on their Facebook page.

The organisation has thanked all marshals, drivers and volunteers who helped during the event.



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