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Varley wins Hamper race

Christian Varley has won this year's Manx Viking Wheelers Christmas Hamper race.

The fun cycle race usually attracts the strongest entry of any event on the calendar with a number of the international riders back for the festive holiday.

Thirty six riders were in the field today to complete ten laps of the 2.7 mile course in tough conditions with a stiff wind.

Varley broke away with a lap to go, to finish ahead of second placed Mark Christian.

Olympic gold medallist Peter Kennaugh was on the entry list for the event, but didn't take part.






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