CYCLING: SOUTH Cheshire's own version of Lance Armstrong has celebrated an remarkable victory in the 41st Perfs Pedal Race.
James Williamson, 24, of Shavington, used the American as inspiration to recover when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1998.
Legendary Armstrong overcame testicular, brain and lung cancer to notch seven Tour de France wins.
The Perfs Pedal, at Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, is one of the premier races in the country for elite competitors.
Semi-professional James spent three years riding in France before coming home to race for the Agisko-Dart team, and led them to victory in a tense finish.
Now he is aiming to help his team to more success and further his dream of turning professional. He said: 'Cancer hit me so quick I didn't have time to think about it. It has taken me a while to get back to my best, but this is a brilliant start to the season.'
See next week's Chronicle for the full story on James' remarkable recovery and dreams for the future.