Cycling Club Isle of Man ended its first-ever home race on a high note, taking 16th on a tough route that took in the TT course.

It was Corrin Leeming that was the team’s best finisher, sprinting for position out of a large group of riders.

Though it started with some sunshine, the final stage of the Manx International was once again battered by wind and rain.

The route would take the riders around the TT course before moving onto a short finishing circuit that looped around Ballanard Road, Scollag Road, and Governer’s Dip.

Up on the mountain, there was very little visibility as the Manx weather descended on the course. Despite some attacks, the race largely stayed together until the ride up Injebreck. Wiv SunGod, the team of race leader Matt Bostock, rode at a high pace that caused splits in the bunch.

Cycling Club Isle of Man put in a strong performance with Leeming holding onto a small group, alongside fellow Manxmen Leon Mazzone and Tyler Hannay, behind the Wiv SunGod-led breakaway. The group worked well together and finished 4:20 on the stage winner Rob Scott, with Leeming finishing third in his group.

Unfortunately, after an impressive opening two days, Mark Horsthuis had to pull out of the race, suffering from an ankle injury he picked up at the Gran Fondo the week before. Jamie Fletcher rode a strong race but was pulled from the finishing circuit with just 10 kilometers to go as the leaders were coming through.

While there were some setbacks, it was a strong overall performance from the team and there are a lot of positives to take into the future.

Results for the stage can be found here.