Roads: Rider of the Year - Third

Published: 24 December 2016

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most on the roads in 2016.

Number 3 – Dean Harrison

Dean Harrison stepped up to the plate in 2016 with a stunning week at the Isle of Man TT. The former lightweight TT winner took three podiums on the mountain course this year, including two runner-up spots.

Harrison finished an impressive third in in the opening Supersport TT, but was promoted to second after Michael Dunlop’s controversial disqualification. The Yorkshireman would go on to prove his podium credence with another second in the Superstock race behind runaway race victor Ian Hutchinson.

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He’d round off the week with another podium in the second Supersport outing, before finishing fourth in the blue riband Senior TT.

He’d also impress at the Southern 100, proving to be a strong challenger for the dominant Michael Dunlop. After taking Supersport victory, Harrison would go on to finish second to Dunlop in the Solo Championship race.  He also enjoyed vast success at Scarborough. 

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