10th May 2011, 1:33pm
University congratulates Lincoln Grand Prix champs
Scott Thwaites lifts the Lincoln Grand Prix Trophy. Picture courtesy of Lincolnshire Echo The University-backed Lincoln Grand Prix on Sunday saw Endura Racing's Scott Thwaites adding his name to the illustrious list of winners of the 56-year-old cycle race.

The 21-year-old crossed the line in three hours 23 minutes after completing the gruelling 92-mile race round the cobbled streets of Lincoln and surrounding countryside, including a notorious 1 in 6 climb up the city’s picturesque Steep Hill.

Motorpoint duo Ian Bibby and Jimmy McEvoy came second and third respectively.

As reported in Cycling Weekly, Thwaites was particularly pleased to win his first race in Lincoln.

He told the magazine: "I think this is the biggest Premier Calendar event, too - the one everyone wants to win because it's so different to all the other ones - so it's unbelievable to win it. And I'm still only 21, so hopefully I can keep coming back and riding this race for quite a few more years to come yet."

The University is proud to be one of the race’s main sponsors and many students on its sports-related programmes were involved with the organisers on the day.

Pictured on the winners' podium are: Ian Bibby, Scott Thwaites and Jimmy McEvoy. Photo by Chris Vaughn, courtesy of the Lincolnshire Echo.
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