Kazakh hangs on for second island success

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The Independent Online

Alexandre Vinokourov sprinted to his second victory of the Isle of Man week in yesterday's Curwen Clague Memorial group handicap race.

A scratch group of international riders wiped out a seven-minute deficit with two of 11 laps left over 48 miles on the Billown circuit near Castletown. The final sprint was fought out between a group of 10 riders, with the Kazakh just beating Australia's Tony Morphett to the line.

The highest-placed British finisher was Peter Chapman. The veteran came home in sixth place after tagging on to the scratch riders as they swept past the leaders.