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Victory in close-run road race

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:29:10

Cyclists

Alvechurch cyclist Cameron Biddle is celebrating his latest win, after snatching victory at the last moment of an exciting road race.

Cameron, aged 20, attends Redditch College where he is studying a HND in sports coaching and performance.

He has been cycling since he was six years old and currently rides for Halesowen Cycling Club Racing Academy, which organises the annual 70-mile Halesowen Road Race.

During the third lap of the five-lap race – which in fact takes place in Astley, Worcestershire – Cameron and four others (including Harrison Knight from Rowney Green) pulled clear of the 80-strong field, gaining more than a minute from the rest of the riders.

A further two riders pulled away in a bid to catch the five-man breakaway but were unable to do so.

The finish line was uphill and during the final sprint it looked as if rival Josh Sandman had secured the win – but as he celebrated with his arms in the air, Cameron kept going full pelt and grabbed top spot by two hundredths of a second.

It is the first time the event has been won by a Halesowen rider since it was relaunched nine years ago.

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