VIDEO: Epic final race battle wows crowds at Doncaster Cycle Festival

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An epic battle between three professional riders brought Sunday’s Doncaster Cycle Festival to a stunning close.

Thousands of spectators lined the streets of the town to watch some of the country’s top riders in action.

Doncaster Cycle Festival gets underway.

Doncaster Cycle Festival gets underway.

The main spectacle was the Whinfrey Briggs Grand Prix featuring elite riders at 2.50pm.

Barnsley-born Ed Clancy MBE, who won gold and bronze at the London 2012 Olympics and gold in Beijing four years earlier, took first place.

But the cycling supremo was pushed all the way to the line by fellow professional Rotherham-based rider Dean Downing, who finished in second place.

James Moss was third. See their battle to the finish line in the video above.

Doncaster Cycle festival which will take place in the Summer and will start and finish in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster Cycle festival which will take place in the Summer and will start and finish in Sir Nigel Gresley Square. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

The festival featured seven races in total, from juniors to women’s races and finally the elite race.

About 3000 spectators gathered to watch as more than 360 cyclists negotiated a 1km closed town centre circuit, which started and finished in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

See this week’s Doncaster Free Press for more coverage.

 

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