Evan Oliphant and Sean Noon head for Yorkshire

Scottish professional cyclist Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh GAC) Tranent,  and budding East Lothian cyclist Sean Noon (18), a former Knox Academy pupil.
Scottish professional cyclist Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh GAC) Tranent, and budding East Lothian cyclist Sean Noon (18), a former Knox Academy pupil.
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Evan Oliphant will be looking to build on personal and team momentum during Sunday’s Ryedale Grand Prix in Yorkshire.

The 33-year-old cyclist travels south in positive mood after a recent run of results that include a fourth-place finish and two fifth spots.

His Team Raleigh-GAC squad are also in fine fettle for the race over 93 miles which is the second round of the British Cycling Road Series, following last week’s gruelling event in Stockton.

Oliphant was fourth in that event, with his team-mate Sam Lowe taking third. There was more success for the squad on Wednesday when Andrew Hawdon snatched victory at the Colne Grand Prix in east Lancashire, assisted by Oliphant, who finished in eighth.

Oliphant knows Sunday’s course well, having won at Ryedale in 2006 and finished as runner-up in 2011.

Also featuring in the field of 140 riders is Lothians youngster Sean Noon (Spokes RT), who offered evidence of his potential when he was among the finishers at Stockton last weekend.