|Ferryhill Wheelers Criterium|
THORNABY CRT-Been Bag's Kevin Byers snatched the first win of the Ferryhill Wheelers-Dryden Insurance Sadberge Criteriums series in a fierce sprint finish.
He crossed the line just inches ahead of Stockton Wheeler Paul Curran who along with Byers had been a member of a four-man breakaway group which had taken charge of most of the 30-mile race.
After working hard to reduce the leaders' advantage during the closing miles, Dinnington RC-Universal rider Richard Stevely was ahead with half a mile left and he grabbed third place as they charged for the line.
Leeds rider Jonathan Clay was the only member of the four-man break to miss a place in the first six as Dinnington's Stuart Morris claimed fourth followed over the line by Donohue and Peter Stevenson of the Middridge CRT.
1. Kevin Byers (Thornaby CRT)
2. Paul Curran (Stockton Whs)
3. Richard Stevely (Dinnington RC)
4. Stuart Morris (Dinnington RC)
5. Donohue (Middridge CRT)
6. Peter Stevenson (Middridge CRT)