Tom Scully wins Sheffield Hallam Grand Prix as thousands watch in city centre

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Thousands of people watched as elite cyclists pedaled into the city centre for a national cycling race.

The Sheffield Hallam Grand Prix was highest attended Sheffield Grand Prix to date with an estimated 2000 standing people around the circuit.

Sheffield Cycling Grand Prix'The elite racers tackle tyhe cobbleson Surrey Street'Sheffield''Picture Dean Atkins

Sheffield Cycling Grand Prix'The elite racers tackle tyhe cobbleson Surrey Street'Sheffield''Picture Dean Atkins

Tom Scully of racing team Madison Genesis beat 99 other cyclists to win the race by massive lead of over a minute and after breaking away alone with 18 laps left.

The 25-year-old New Zealand rider thanked spectators for the ‘awesome’ support he had received and said he was looking forward to the next leg in Beverley.

Second spot went to Series leader Jon Mould of One Pro Cycling and Andrew Hawdon of Raleigh GA came third.

The Sheffield Grand Prix is the penultimate round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series and incorporates a third and fourth category support race.

Sheffield Cycling Grand Prix'Th elite cyclists set off on Pinstone street'Picture Dean Atkins

Sheffield Cycling Grand Prix'Th elite cyclists set off on Pinstone street'Picture Dean Atkins

The racers began the Pinstone Street, before travelling on to Furnival Gate, turning left on to Arundel Gate, up Norfolk Street and on to the cobbled section of Surrey Street.

Sheffield Cycling Grand Prix'Battling for position during the elite race'Picture Dean Atkins

Sheffield Cycling Grand Prix'Battling for position during the elite race'Picture Dean Atkins