Great Winn for Wales
01 July 2002
Welsh cyclist Julian Winn hit peak form just ahead of the Games with an impressive win at the British road race championships at the Commonwealth Games course at Rivington.
Having already won the points section of the Tour of Serbia last week Winn scooped the top prize at the event, doubling as the Commonwealth trials, beating off all the top English opposition.
After his victory Winn told the BBC, “"I really did like the course,"
"I knew right away that it really did suit my style. So I knew just after the first lap that I was in with a shout.
"I'm so happy to have won; it makes all the hard work I do and other people do for me all worth it."
It was less than five miles from the end of the 130-mile race that Winn decided to break from the pack, a decision that eventually saw him finish 12 seconds clear.
Dutchman Tom Southam finished second beating defending champion Jeremy Hunt into bronze position.
Winn must now be considered a realistic chance for a medal spot in Manchester later this month.