Part of the Wheelers' Annual Race Meet (1901). This cup was won by Roland
Janson, London.

'The history of the "Muratti" Race, "The race of the Champions", began in 1899 when the Vice-President of the Manchester Wheelers' Club, Mr. D. B. Muratti, on behalf of Messrs. B. Muratti, Sons & Co. Ltd., Cigarette Makers of Manchester, presented to the Wheelers' a massive silver cup valued at 100 guineas. So began a long series of epic struggles between the champions of their day for this Amateur 10 miles Race at Fallowfield, Manchester, which was to become famed the world over. The Muratti Gold Cup is presented annually to the winner of the Open 10 Miles Track Event and has been presented several times at the UCI World Masters Track Championships. The trophy was won recently in 2006 by Sergio Gili of Argentina.' (source: Wikipedia)

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