Helen Wyman pulled on the national stripes for a tenth time as Grant Ferguson won his maiden elite title at the HSBC UK | National Cyclo-Cross Championships.
Earlier in the day Tom Pidcock and Evie Richards put on awesome displays of powerful and precise riding to take the Under-23 titles at the Hetton Lyons Country Park.
While in the women’s Junior category race there was success for Harriet Harnden, and Sean Flynn took the win in the Junior men’s race.
Wyman back on top
Helen Wyman (Xypex-Verge Sport) powered away from two-time defending champion Nikki Brammeier (MUDIITA Canyon) in the latter stages of an intriguing battle to regain the national jersey.
“It’s really important to win the National Championships – you get to wear the jersey all year, which is really exciting,” said the 36-year-old.
“I knew it was going to be a good battle today and I really had to think about how to win that race because Nikki was super strong.
“I think it must have been exciting for the spectators. It was probably less than 15 second for the finish and I hope everyone enjoyed it. I really enjoyed being in the battle.
“From the opening climb Wyman forced the pace and was joined by Brammeier as the rest settled for a third-place battle.”
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