Cyclo-cross back with a bang for Welwyn Wheelers

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 September 2018

Welwyn Wheelers' Adam Lighfoot was third behind world champion Ben Tullett in the junior race at Langdon Hills.

Welwyn Wheelers' Adam Lighfoot was third behind world champion Ben Tullett in the junior race at Langdon Hills.

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The road season may still be ruling the roost for most but a sure sign that cycling’s winter is fast approaching was the running of the first regional cyclo-cross event.

Welwyn Wheelers' Euan Woodliffe was beaten to the line by Ben Partridge of Hetton Hawks in the U14 national race series.Welwyn Wheelers' Euan Woodliffe was beaten to the line by Ben Partridge of Hetton Hawks in the U14 national race series.

Welwyn Wheelers had a number of riders involved at Langdon Hills on a dry, bumpy and technical course.

The U12 event came down to a head-to-head between team-mates Fin Woodliffe and Rupert Cavill, the latter just edging the sprint, while Ellen Bennett won the youth girls’ despite finishing with her bike on her shoulder after a mechanical.

Mark Lightfoot was second in the U14s and brother Adam was third in the junior category behind world champion Ben Tullett.

Elspeth Grace was also second in the junior women while Tom Sharples was third in the U16 boys’.

Daniel Norfolk took fourth in the U10s, one place ahead of Elijah Storti, and Megan Hughes was fifth in the U12s.

Back on the road the Wheelers were in Wales for the penultimate national event.

In the U14 race the final dash to the line saw Euan Woodliffe finish second to rival Ben Partridge with Nathan Hardy fifth and Callum Moir 24th.

In the U16s girls race Iona Moir was ninth in the U16 girls and Archie Peet 15th in the U16 boys.

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