Stewart wins 2016 Velothon Wales

Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart

Madison Genesis rider Tom Stewart capped a memorable week with victory in the second Velothon Wales in Cardiff.

The 26-year-old, who hails from Cusworth, hung on to his breakaway lead in the final straight to take the victory ahead of Stolting Service Groups’ Rasmus Guldhammer in second and NFTO’s Ian Bibby in third place.

Stewart, who impressed in the recent Tour De Yorkshire, also won the Lincoln Grand Prix last week.

He said: “I am so chuffed. I have never gone as deep as this over the last four weeks in my life and today was another record again.

“As a team we really deserved what we got in Lincoln last week and this is another great moment for us. It was a brilliant race, really hard and I decided to take it on.

“I can’t sprint for toffee so I decided to go for it. I kept telling myself ‘don’t get home tonight and regret anything, just dig deeper and deeper’. What a relief it was to win.”

Velothon Wales saw 12,000 registered amateur riders take on the challenge of the 140km route around South Wales, alongside the professionals.