The Bob Chicken Westminister Circuit Race was the precursor to the main event and was started by the industry stalwart, Bob Chicken Snr, former owner of RJ Chicken & Sons, the UK importer of Time and Adidas.

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Bob Chicken was also on the stage at the end and was happy to be sprayed with champagne by stage winner Mark Cavendish of Team Persil, British Cycling’s under-23 development squad.

Other riders in the (very fast) crit included team officials Sean Yates (CSC) and Brian Holm (T-Mobile).


1. Mark Cavendish Team Persil

2. Dean Downing X Power

3. James Taylor City of Edinburgh

4. Frank Van Heysel Navigators

5. Warrick Spence London Dynamo/

6. Simon Cope Team Edwardes

7. Ross Muir Velo Eccosse

8. Gary Flint InGear RT

9. Ian Holt Prestige VC

10. Bryan Taylor VC Londres

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