Defending champion Helen Wyman won the final round of the 2012 Grand Prix Series in Hanley last night.
But it wasn't enough to unseat series leader Annie Simpson, whose 12th place finish on the night was enough to seal the title by five points.
The Matrix Fitness - Prendas team clinched the overall team standings title.
Top class cycling returns to Stoke-On-Trent this September with Stage Five of the Tour of Britain on Thursday 13th September.
Amateur cyclists can take on the challenge of the route themselves in the Tour Ride Stoke-On-Trent on Sunday 23rd September.