UK National Trophy Series Round 3
Team FBUK News
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
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
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