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45th edition of UK's Soens Memorial

By:
John Michael Flynn
Published:
February 23, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:03 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for February 23, 2006

With entries already topping 100, the 45th Eddie Soens Memorial Cycle Race at Aintree Racecourse...

With entries already topping 100, the 45th Eddie Soens Memorial Cycle Race at Aintree Racecourse close to Liverpool, UK on Saturday, March 4, looks set to be a hotly contested affair. Three-time winner Tony Gibb returns with a strong PCA team (including former Milk Race winner Malcolm Elliott) in a bid for win number four. Robin Sharman and Ben Elliott represent the new look Recycling.co.uk squad who dominated last year’s Soens, whilst former GB International Matt Stephens will also be looking to make his mark. Former winners Julian Ramsbottom and Matt Bottrill also take the start.

Famous sports clothing brand Le Coq Sportif will be sponsoring the points competition at the race. The company - whose heritage includes supplying leaders jersey’s for the Tour de France - will have a strong presence at the event.

The race is also supported by Impsport and The Aintree Race Course Company, and Silverbeck Rymer Solicitors will celebrate 10 successive years as the event’s major sponsor.

Further details can be found on www.ccs-uk.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk.

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