Manx sporting triumphs

THE action in the 13th NatWest Island Games gets under way today, Sunday, on the Baltic island of Aland. There’s plenty to keep the Manx sports fans occupied with a large proportion of the Isle of Man’s 175-strong team making their 2009 Games bow. Story here.

PETER Kennaugh finished third in today’s British elite road race championship but retained the under-23 title he won last year. Kennaugh (Great Britain-100% ME), was in a group of four coming into the finish in Abergavenny put was pipped at the line by race winner Kristian House (Rapha Condor) and second placed Dan Lloyd (Cervelo Test Team). Chris Froome (Barloworld) was fourth.

Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia-Highroad) was sixth and Manx teenager Mark Christian (Great Britain-100% ME) was 18th in his first national road race championship as a senior. Full story here.