Photo ID 1 – Richard Lang (Rapha Condor Sharp), Virgin money cyclone criterium @ Leazes Park, a photo by mattmuir.co.uk on Flickr.
The 2012 edition of the Virgin money cyclone cycling festival got offf to a great start this evening with the annual Leazes park criteriums.
Despite yesterday’s storms the crowds weren’t put off descending into the park for a great evening of racing.
Following some great racing in the lower categories the Elite riders took to the course with hardly a lap passing where no-one attacked. Eventually a 4 man break went away in the closing laps with Richard Lang (Rapha Condor Sharp) finally prevailing over his fellow escapees.
More photos and results to follow. Time for sleep now though!