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UK National Trophy Series Round 3

Team FBUK News

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Round 3 of the National Trophy Series took place in Southampton on Sunday. With 4 riders in the race, Team FBUK were hoping for good results. Helen Wyman, from Rugby Warwickshire, was lying equal on points with Sue Thomas at the top of the standings with team-mate Louise Day was top of the Vet's table.

With the rain having cleared up, Helen Wyman started the race in blistering pace, managing to put 20 seconds in the chasing pack, led by Gabby Day, within the first half lap. Sue Thomas, the expected challenger, had a torrid first lap falling 3 times. Helen took advantage of this and managed to extend her lead to over 30 seconds before settling into a steady rhythm.

Having only just recovered from illness which held her back in last week's World Cup race held in Belgium, Helen wasn't sure how her form would be, however she was pleasantly surprised and managed to hold on for the win, with a gap of 23 seconds.

With Sue having recovered from her spills on the first lap, she pushed Helen all the way but was unable to bridge the gap. With the overnight rain having made a very slippery course, added to the tough terrain, the gaps behind were larger than in previous rounds. Gabby Day finished 3rd, for her first Podium finish in the Trophy Series this season, with Clare Gross
finishing 4th, to maintain her 3rd place overall.

Helen returned directly from the race to her base in Belgium, where she will travel to next weekends European Championships. Back on top of the overall standings, Helen was very happy with the performance and was looking forward
to getting back in contention in the World Cup series in coming weeks.

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