Staveley team rider has the Midas touch

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Staveley-based Andy Moore Autocentres Racing Team cyclist Adam Turner continued to impress with a third-placed finish at the Six Hills Open.

The rider put in a strong performance among a packed field of quality riders at Walton on the Wolds near Loughborough in another fiercely competitive East Midlands Race event.

The tough 60-mile challenge took in a mixture of fast rolling terrain and short sharp climbs, all aimed at testing the limits of those who took part.

Turner and team mate Damien Shakespeare worked hard to maintain position in a fast paced race, and it was Shakespeare who worked hard up near the front of the pack in an attempt to pull back the attacks and enable Turner to gain prime position in the bunch sprint. It was on the final long climb where Turner took his chance, launched from the front of the main peloton and snatched a fine Third place by a nose.

Yet another podium spot brings Turner another heavy points score, and adds to his ever impressive performances this season.

Team manager Andy Moore said: “Adam just seems to have the Midas touch at the moment.

“His race-craft was sublime, and team mate Damo did a great job in working to pull it all together for Adam at the end. It’s been a great race, really well organised, and once again it’s another podium for us. The bikes were flawless, and it’s exciting times for all those involved with the team.”

The team march on to the Elite level stage next week, and look forward to a thrilling Saturday evening’s racing in the Nottingham Grand Prix.