Road: Norris storms to Thornton win

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Location: Stamfordham, Northumberland
Event: 29 July 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Ian Norris of built up a convincing lead to take first place in the Thornton Trophy on Sunday.

Although the weather was bright for the contest, there was a strong wind blowing over the course. But this didn’t affect the performance of Norris as he broke away midway through the second of three laps to open up a gap.

On his own for the last 25 miles of the race, the gap gradually extended and by the end of the race, there was 1:05 between Norris and second-placed Alan Nixon of Black Hawk Bikes.


1 Ian Norris (
2 Alan Nixon (Black Hawk Bikes)
3 Neil Taylor (Edinburgh RC)
4 Karl Denton (
5 Sam Ward (Team Hope Factory Racing)
6 Matthew Cooper (
7 James Alder (VC Briganti)
8 Nicholas Spencer (Gosforth RC)
9 Neil Wilkinson (Dulwich Paragon)
10 Jordan Stokes (Pedal Power RT)

British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.