Moorends’ Connor Swift has claimed his first victory of the year by winning the British National Road Race Championships.
The 22-year-old was victorious in the men’s race which had some of the top names in British cycling competing.
The Madison Genesis rider had established himself among the breakaway of 17 riders out of a field of 103 who were competing on the roads around Stamfordham, Northumberland.
With 12km remaining Connor raced clear of the break to pull off a fantastic solo victory and claim a memorable win.
An emotional Connor said afterwards it was a big win for him: “I felt so good on last lap and could tell others were struggling. There was nothing to lose, the worst result was top ten.
“It was a big risk and it paid off.”
He was greeted at the finish line by family & friends before going up to collect the winner’s jersey and championship trophy.
Connor added: “It’s a dream come true to be national champion, there’s such pride having the jersey, and it’s amazing to do it for the team, who were underdogs for the race.”
The 185km men’s race took place in Stamfordham, Northumberland, on Sunday 1 July.