Team FBUK Riders fill the podium
Cyclocross update from the UK
From FBUK release
Sunday was the first round of the Cyclo-Cross National Trophy Series in Cheltenham. Team FBUK had 4 riders in the race including last years National Championships Bronze medallist Helen Wyman and Gabby Day who was 3rd in the National Series Last season.
With her trademark fast start, Helen Wyman powered away from the gun and managed to gain 10 seconds lead by the time the riders came through the start finish to enter the first full lap. Behind Helen, Clare Gross (Team FBUK) and Amy Thompson made the early running in the chase group, closely followed by Sue Thomas and Gabby Day (Team FBUK).
By the half way mark in the 40-minute UCI ranked event, Helen had extended her lead to over 30 seconds and settled into a calm rhythm to ensure her lead remained constant. Sue Thomas had managed to drop her group and move into a clear and comfortable 2nd place ahead of a group of three chasing riders including Clare Gross and Gabby Day.
Crossing the line for victory, Helen was very please with her result. Having never won at Cheltenham venue before and also having not raced her cyclo-cross bikes this season, Helen knew it was a job well done. Having only just returned from the World Road Championships Helen was unsure how her form would transfer to off road racing. Sue Thomas looked very pleased with her ride and Clare gross took 3rd place with a good sprint finish.
Slightly further back, Louise Day managed to secure the 1st Veteran rider place with a very good ride, and also become the 3rd Team FBUK rider on the podium. Louise was ranked 3rd in the UK going into the race in the newly published National Women's Rankings.
The series now moves to a
new venue in Chorley, Lancashire in 2 weeks where Helen hopes to extend
her series lead.
For further information please see:
Team FBUK www.teamfbuk.com
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