Liam Glen made the most of a depleted field to take his second win of the Western League in Bristol on Saturday.
With many riders turning their attention to the National Trophy event, the 21-year-old Barrow-in-Furness rider led from the start.
James Coleman (Cadence RT) and Gavin Thomas (VC Bristol) managed to stay in contention for two laps but then Glen began to pull away and gradually built his lead from there.
Coleman and Thomas stayed together until only two laps remained but then Coleman managed to open a gap up at the end of the race to secure second place.
The course was relatively flat and is roughly half technical and some of it was on tarmac on a park circuit before entering a woodland section.
Liam Glen said: I pretty much led from the start, I took it on the second corner and just kept going and seemed to open up quite a big gap.
“A lot of riders were at the nationals but it was a tough course, quite draggy with some wet patches. I’ll race the last race of this league and then I’ll not do much more cross this year.”
1 Liam Glen (The Kinesis Morvelo Project) 51:55
2 James Coleman (Cadence RT) 55:30
3 Gavin Thomas (VC Bristol) 56:31
4 David Barnaville (Felt-Colbornes RT) 57:02
5 Tony Davis (Dream Cycling) 57:13
6 Steve Brown (Dream Cycling) 57:40
7 James Britton (Chippenham and District Wheelers) 57:40
8 Pat Alexander (Cheltenham and County CC) 57:55
9 Alan Green (Jersey RC) 58:15
10 John Dalton (Cheltenham and County CC) 58:36
Adam Beddall (Gloucester City CC)
Elliot Lassiter (Swindon RC)
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