STAVELEY's Rob Jebb narrowly missed out on winning the Three Peaks cyclo-cross for a stunning 12th time.

THe Hope Factory Rider went into this weekend's event on the back of three successive wins - but was beaten into pole position by Commonwealth Games athlete Paul Oldham.

It was the first time in 16 years that someone other than Jebb or Nick Craig won the race, which takes in 56km of riding over Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent.

"I was a bit disappointed not to make it 12 but I have no excuses," said Jebb, 40. "Paul was just better than me.

"We were together pretty much all of the way. I was overtaking on climbs but he was faster on the downhills and just overtook me towards the end after three hours of racing.

Oldham stormed round in a time of 2:59.33, Jebb finished second in 3:00.49 and Craig was third in 3:03.59.