Riders are zipping round Huddersfield in a bid to win the Huddersfield Criterium is now well under way.
Fifty riders are taking part in the elite race which set off at 8pm, and is one hour and 10 minutes plus five laps.
Riders taking part in that include the Downing brothers, Russ and Dean, who have featured for top continental sides.
The youths race started at 7pm. It was sponsored by Cummins Turbo Technologies and billed as “Stars of the Future” race. It was 30 minutes plus five laps. It was won by Robert Scott PH Massey Racing from Otley, with Thomas Pidcock from Aire Valley Racing Team in second place and Thomas Humphrey from Kirkles Cycling Academy in third.
The support race was won by Lewis Craven from Wheelbase Altura MGD in Lancashire, with Geoff Martin from Huddersfield Star Wheelers in second place, and Lee Brown from Holmfirth Cycling Club in third.
Geoff Martin, 29, of Huddersfield Star Wheelers, came second.
He said: "It was a good course; there were a few dodgy corners and bumps and it was tight on Victoria Lane. It got very slippy but the crowd spotted the local riders and gave Star Wheelers some big cheers."
Richard Creaser, 37, who lives in Dewsbury but comes from Lascelles Hall, rode for Ravensthorpe Cycling Club.
He was so keen to race in his home town that this was his first race for 15 years.
"I just trained and trained to take part," he said. "It was a race I didn't want to miss. It was getting quite greasy out there on some of the bends."
Want to read, watch and hear more? You can download the FREE Examiner Apple App here , the FREE Examiner Android App here or you can view the paper as an e-edition on your Apple, Android or Kindle device by clicking here
To follow us on Twitter click here