The Wight Mountain/Red Funnel team, Steve Dines, Jorge Millan, Martyn Dymond and Alec Broome.
CYCLOCROSS ISLAND cyclists have tackled the first rounds of the new Wessex Cyclocross League, with encouraging results.
At the first round in Newbury, two members of the Wightlink/Offshore Cycle Racing Team, Sean Williams and Sarah Woods, competed in the veteran and women’s races, with Sean crashing out early on, colliding with a wooden post while in fourth place. However, he decided to enter the senior race, and did really well to maintain his early position and finish sixth,
Meanwhile, Sarah enjoyed the fast and bumpy course to come fourth, just metres off a podium place.
James Brett and Martin Sanders, from the Wightlink-LCM Systems Cycle Race Team also took part in the senior race, with James finishing 15th, and Martin 30th.
In the second round, in Oxford, four members of the Wight Mountain/Red Funnel team took part, with promising signs for the season ahead. New member Jorge Millan, had a great first ride of his cyclocross career to come 17th in the senior race, beating some very strong and experienced opposition on a mountain bike rather than a specialised bike, while Alec Broome had a happier race this week after coming off in at Newbury, finishing in the middle of the field.
In the veterans’ race, Steve Dines came third in the vet 55 age group, although Martyn Dymond had a second disappointment to his season as another mechanical problem meant he could not finish.
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