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Helen Wyman retains European cyclo-cross title in Czech Republic

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Published: 5 November 2013

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Great Britain’s Helen Wyman successfully defended her European cyclo-cross title on Sunday in the Czech Republic as Nikki Harris finished second.

Helen Wyman

Wyman crossed the line one minute and 11 seconds ahead of British cyclo-cross champion Harris in Mladá Boleslav.

Wyman, 32, had launched her solo attack within the first lap of the 40 minute race and held on to secure back-to-back titles with Harris completing the British one-two on the podium.

On her website, Wyman wrote: “It felt great to defend the title, particularly in Czech Republic where I’d had such a forgettable ride the weekend before.

“I’d taken 30 seconds by the end of the first lap, and entering the last lap with 1 minute 15, I took the decision to have a “play it safe” lap and try not to put a foot wrong.”

Wyman’s victory in the 14 rider field comes on the back of wins at Superprestige Ruddervoorde and Koppenbergcross.


Result

1. Helen Wyman (Great Britain)
2. Nikki Harris (Great Britain)
3. Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (France)