Simon Yates secured victory in the Leicester Castle Classic after a thrilling fast-paced race around the historic streets of Leicester City Centre on Sunday.
Yates, who is 21-years-old, formed part of a long break in the race which provided crowds with a thrilling spectacle.
A technical course provided the riders with many challenges, and early pressure led to several riders dropping off the back of the bunch.
Several of the riders in the leading group, including Yates, tried to escape in the closing stages but it stayed together right to the final lap when Yates had just enough in his legs to take the win ahead of Richard Handley and Graham Briggs.
It is very exciting that our partnership with British Cycling means that we are able to bring the spectacle of top-level cycle racing back to Leicester with the inaugural Castle Classic.
Events like this, and Leicester's incredibly popular Sky Ride, play a big part in inspiring people to get involved in cycling as a hobby, as a sport or just as an everyday way of getting about the city.