Cross: Seaman storms to victory in Ilkley

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Location: Ilkley
Event: 17 November 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports

Tom Seaman (Nutcracker Racing) took his first senior cyclo-cross victory with a late attack on a technical section giving him enough of a gap for the win.

A good field assembled for the Ilkley Charity Cross in aid of the Air Ambulance on a course which included a series of flat football pitches leading up to a steep wooded climb and technical sections.

Seaman, aged 16, was in the lead from the very start and was joined by Edwin Oliver-Evans (CX Magaizine) who came off twice on the wooded technical descent but rejoined the lead on both occasions.

The two worked well together for the whole race until the final lap when Seaman used his mountain bike expertise to gap his opponent and ride to victory.

This is Seaman’s first senior victory after taking three junior category wins already this season including one in the Rapha Super-Cross at Broughton Hall.

Coming home in third place was Phil Hinchliffe (Bradford RCC) with the first lady prize going to Alison Kinloch (Harrogate Nova).


1 Tom Seaman (Nutcracker)
2 Edwin Oliver-Evans (CX Magazine)
3 Phil Hinchliffe (Bradford RCC)
4 Rick Crabtree (Pedalsport)
5 Tim Kershaw (Pedalsport)
6 Benny Pygott (Paul Milnes)
7 Guy Kesteven (TNFC)
8 Steward Rider (Riders Cycle Centre)
9 Richard Allen (Here Come The Belgiums)
10 Justin Morgan (Pedalsport)
1st Woman: Alison Kinloch (Harrogate Nova)
1 Dillon Slesher (Harrogate Nova)
2 Edward Townsend (Pedalsport)
3 Harry Cooper (KSA)

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