Preview: National Trophy Round 4 - Mallory Park

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Preview: National Trophy Round 4 - Mallory Park

Event Date: 15th November 2009 | Source: Peter Mooney, Event Organiser

On Sunday 15th November Rugby Velo are once again promoting the Mallory Park International Cyclo-Cross.

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East Midlands Development Agency are continuing their support of top class cycle races in the East Midlands by providing support for the Mallory Park International Cyclo-Cross. The races take place on Sunday 15th November first race for Juniors and Women starts at 10:30 with the Elite Mens race starting at 14:15.

Mallory Park is the second in the series of races being head in the East Midlands Region with the first being at Moorways Centre Derby. The third East Midlands round and the final counting round of the National Trophy Series takes place at Rutland Water on Sunday 17th January 2010.
Right: The winner of the Elite race will be presented with the glass trophy, pictured above, supplied by Shore Design.

Tracy Croft, East Midlands Coordinator for the 2012 Olympic Games, said, “The East Midlands Development Agency is delighted to be able to support the three rounds of the National Cyclo Cross Trophy being held in the East Midlands.

These events build on our support for two road cycling events - the East Midlands CiCLE Classic and the Lincoln Grand Prix. The success of the British cycling team in Beijing inspired many people to get back on their bikes and these events enable people from across the region to see first hand top class racing.”

New Support for Major 'Cross Race

New support for the event is provided by Dirtworker, the ‘low pressure' pressure washer with its own water tank, that runs from a car accessory socket.

As well as racing for the substantial prize list the winners will also be presented with handsome engraved trophies supplied by Shore Design and to replace the energy used High 5 have donated products from their range of energy drinks and bars. Help with transport once again is provided by Townsend Vehicle Hire. Further support is provided by local cycle shops Hinckley Cycle Centre and South Wigston Cycle Centre.

As is usual at Mallory Park there are new features on the course to keep the riders on their toes. This year sees the introduction of a tunnel and some short sharp climbs and descents to compliment the normal adverse camber corners Mallory is noted for.

In the Elite race last years winner the Frenchman Nicolas Bazin returns and is joined by Belgian Jan Van Dael who has already recorded 2nd and 3rd places in the first two rounds of this seasons National Trophy. French woman Perrine Philippe adds an international flavour to the Women's race.

With the support events catering for everyone from under 12s to over 60s, a full day's racing gets underway at 10:30 with the Junior and Womens race and finishes with the Elite race at 14:15. Admission for all is only £1.00 and over 90% of the course is visible from the start/finish area making Mallory Park one of the most popular courses in the Country.

Details of places to stay and directions can be found on the Mallory Park website