Chorley Grand Prix
Dexter Gardias claimed fourth place and Rory Townsend soared to the KOM prize in the Chorley Grand Prix on Saturday, April 15. Townsend was in the break for much of the contest, which was the third leg of the HSBC UK Spring Cup. He bagged the mountains prize before sprinting to sixth position, while Rob Partridge rounded off a superb day for BIKE Channel Canyon with seventh. Matt Nowell and Max Stedman also finished inside the top 20. Read the race report and Townsend’s verdict.