Jennings gets back on winning road

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Paul Jennings sprinted into the lead on the first day of the Thwaites Grand Prix five-day race in Manchester to end a two-year spell without a road race win, writes Robin Nicholl.

The six-foot international raced over the line a length clear of Mark Walsham and Will Wright after a windswept 40 miles.

"I have won time trials, but this is my first success in a road race since the Commonwealth Games year because I've never really had the form," Jennings said. Behind Jennings in the massed sprint by more than 100 riders, three fell, but no riders were injured.

Today's racing opens with a Jennings' speciality, a hilly time-trial over three miles at the Lancashire village of Scorton.