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Cyclo-Cross Brits in Belgium

Cyclo-Cross Brits in Belgium

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Cyclo-Cross Brits in Belgium

22 December 2009
Images: Chris Young

Classic winter 'Cross conditions in Belgium

A group of Youth and Junior Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross riders (and the odd Lancastrian!) paid their annual visit to Belgium to get a taste of continental ‘Cross. Under the watchful eye of ‘Cross legend Chris Young, they tackled races at Lichtervelde and Uitibergen.

As ever, the emphasis was on picking up valuable experience, but national Junior Champion Tom Moses had the satisfaction of winning on the Sunday.

The riders received their usual warm welcome from the locals - the race organizer even managed to blag them a parking spot in a private house on the Sunday and the owners were rewarded with Tom Moses' winner's bouquet.

The trip could only take place due to funding from The Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross association and the Keith Edwards Cyclo-Cross Trust and all the riders pass on their big thanks to them.

Also on the continent at the weekend were a number of other Brits, with Paul Oldham keeping himself sharp for the upcoming National Championships with a fine second place in the Lichterveldesenior senior race.

Tom Moses crosses the line after his win

The jolly Yorkshire raiding party pose for the camera