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n Evie Richards gets first win of the sea­son

Cy­clo-cross cham­pion Evie Richards racked up her first win of the sea­son at the Trek CX Cup in the USA. The un­der-23 world cham­pion headed a one-two fin­ish for her Trek Fac­tory Rac­ing team ahead of Ellen No­ble on the first meet­ing of the week­end. Richards went on to fin­ish fourth in the open­ing round of the World Cup two days later in a race won by Mar­i­anne Vos.

David Mil­lar runs for rider rep job

To­day the pro cy­clists’ union, the CPA, will choose its new pres­i­dent, with David Mil­lar stand­ing against the in­cum­bent, Gianni Bugno.

Mil­lar is un­likely to win but hopes to high­light the un­demo­cratic way the union chooses its leader.

Mil­lar said: “The rea­son I’m do­ing this is be­cause I be­lieve the most im­por­tant thing about pro bike rac­ing is the pro bike racer.”

n GB un­veil new kit

Ely­nor Back­st­edt, daugh­ter of Mag­nus, had a suc­cess­ful de­but for the new GB kit, tak­ing bronze in the ju­nior World Cham­pi­onship time trial in Inns­bruck.

De­signed by Czech com­pany Kalas, the jer­seys have a late 50s retro look. We’re sure the team staff will be hop­ing for dry rac­ing at the week­end so they don’t have to try to get road spray stains out of all that white.

…is what Evans Cy­cles is seek­ing to shore up its busi­ness

The chain of bike shops is seek­ing a buyer to come for­ward be­fore the end of the week, as it strug­gles to ne­go­ti­ate the dif­fi­cult trad­ing con­di­tions fac­ing high street re­tail­ers.

CW un­der­stands ad­vis­ers to the com­pany have asked po­ten­tial bid­ders to ta­ble fi­nal takeover pro­pos­als im­mi­nently.

The com­pany is look­ing for £10m in fund­ing and CW un­der­stands that the cash is ear­marked for pos­i­tive in­vest­ment in the busi­ness, such as shop re­fits, store open­ings and e-com­merce growth.

n Cam­bridge Univer­sity CC crowned TTT champs, even­tu­ally

Cam­bridge Univer­sity CC have been crowned the win­ners of the Na­tional Team Time Trial Cham­pi­onship, held on Au­gust 19, af­ter the two teams ahead of them were both dis­qual­i­fied. Derby Univer­sity were dis­qual­i­fied be­cause not all their rid­ers were first-claim mem­bers of the club. The sec­ond fastest team, Team Bot­trill, have also been struck off be­cause one of their rid­ers was dou­ble en­tered in an­other event.

Mil­lar is vy­ing to be­come the next pres­i­dent of the CPA Ely­nor Bäck­st­edt took bronze in the ju­nior women’s TT in Inns­bruck

Evans Cy­cles is up for sale

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