Graham Briggs completed Rapha Condor Sharp’s dream criterium season yesterday (Friday July 29) with a hugely popular win in the National Criterium Championships in Beverly, East Yorkshire. The race took place over a 1.25km circuit thorough the market town’s centre, lasting one hour ten minutes plus five laps. Briggs was rightly in jubilant mood, not only celebrating what is arguably the biggest win of his career, sprinting to victory ahead of a seven-man break that had dominated much of the evenings action, but also because the win came just two days after he returned from his honeymoon. Speaking after the race Briggs said, “I am delighted to win this one. I’ve just got back from my Honeymoon in France, so I knew I was well rested, but it took me a while to come round.”
Briggs will be wearing his new white, red and blue jersey for the first time at the Preston Grand Prix on Sunday August 7, while the rest of the Rapha Condor Sharp team will continue their Premier Calendar campaign at the East Yorkshire Classic tomorrow (Sunday, August 1).