National Road Champion Rob Hayles joins the elite field at the Salford Nocturne on Saturday 30th August.
Hayles has been on top form recently, following up his British National road title with second place at the National Criterium Championships and victory in the Tour of Pendle last weekend.
The Halfords Bikehut rider will start as one of the favourites to win the elite criterium in Salford Quays but will face tough opposition from Smithfield Nocturne winner, Geraint Thomas, who's in the starting line up.
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Thomas may not be the only threat to Hayles, as former National Criterium Champion James McCallum will lead the Plowman Craven squad, with Pearl Izumi’s Jon Mozley, Landbouwkrediet pro Ed Clancy and Profel-Prorace’s Matt Brammeier all capable of taking victory.
The event is free to the public with racing starting from 3pm. Full details can be found at www.salfordnocturne.com.