Adam turns it on for Staveley-based cycle team

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Adam Turner made it a double celebration for the Staveley-based Andy Moore Autocentres Racing Team, after a thrilling closed circuit road race at Lancaster.

Turner produced some of his best form of the season to take the victory at the final sprint. The win also created a landmark moment for Turner, who was elevated to the top of the regional table for the category.

Turner is leading the way and is currently the highest ranked category two rider in the East Midlands. He was joined by team-mates Jono Dexter and Calum Lawson for the third in a series of four in Lancaster.

The team produced an authoritive display from the start, with the three riders ramping up the pace over the first three laps, causing the peloton to string out and detach the tail enders at an early stage. As the race developed, it was Lawson who demonstrated a cool head, watching every attack and making sure they were all neutralised, thus enabling Turner and Dexter to settle into the main group.

Lawson showed maturity beyond his racing years, such was his tactical input during the early stages. With around six miles to go, the tempo increased, and during the final couple of laps, the three team-mates turned up the pace further.

Turner and Dexter were first out of the critical final corner and in a great position for the last gallop to the line.

As Turner hit maximum speed, Dexter latched onto his wheel, and the pair powered over the line to secure an emphatic one-two victory.

Lawson was in close attendance, and despite his hard work throughout the race, he sprinted in sixth.

Team Manager Andy Moore said: “It was a very special day for us, to see Adam reach the number one ranking in the region is incredible.

“To think he started his adventure from the bottom just a few short months ago, to where he is now is amazing.

“For the team to show such domination and maturity in the race and take a one-two finish along with a sixth is excellent.

“The lads have such dedication to their racing, and such team spirit, they deserve every bit of praise, and I am very proud of them all.”