Lincoln Grand Prix 2018: The highlights

Lincoln roared with spectators and wizzing race bikes as athletes took to the city streets this weekend.

The annual Lincoln Grand Prix on Sunday, May 13 saw hundreds of professional riders compete in a series of uphill laps, starting and finishing on Castle Hill.

They were watched on by thousands of visitors to the historic quarter of the city and surrounding villages.

The gruelling route featured the infamous cobbled incline of Michaelgate and took in the beautiful countryside around the city.

It was a part of the Lincoln Festival of cycling, which also included the Lincoln Sportive on Saturday.

The men’s race

In the 103 mile men’s race, Alexander Richardson was victorious with a time of three hours and 54 minutes.

16 seconds behind him was Andrew Tennant and 24 seconds later by Alistair Slater.

The women’s race

In the 63mile women’s race, Rebecca Durrell was named the winner with a time of two hours, 41 minutes and 17 seconds.

She was followed two seconds later by Anna Henderson, and four seconds later by Nicola Juniper.

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