Guide: British Cycling MTB Four Cross Series round two

Guide: British Cycling MTB Four Cross Series round two

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Sunday 17 May sees round two of the 2015 British Cycling MTB Four Cross Series take place at Afan in South Wales.

The Phil Saxena-designed track features a massive rock section, corkscrew bridge and pro line that has double jumps over 35 feet long but lines for beginners and elites mean the track is good for everyone.

Racing is always close, passing is frequent and races are never normally decided until the finish line. The track really showcases four cross and after a great start to the series in Harthill three weeks ago, the organising team are excited for round two in Afan.

Duncan Ferris was on form at round one and will again be looking for another final win in Afan. Duncan has been in charge of the track modifications at Afan recently, so he knows the track really well.

Luke Cryer was flying at round one and a mistake in the final cost him dearly. He will be looking to make up for it at Afan.

James Whitby had an amazing start to his 2015 season after moving into elites for the first time this year he finished a fantastic third at the opening round.

Nathan Parsons, Dave Richardson, Alex Metcalfe and Will Evans will all be looking for better results a Afan to get their 2015 campaigns back on track. Lewis Lacey will also be starting his 2015 campaign at Afan and will be sure to be on pace.

Reigning British 4X Series Champion Scott Beaumont is still recovering from a serious shoulder/back injury and only time will tell if he will make it back to the start gate for round two.

In the women’s, Heather Kay will be the favourite after taking the win at round one. Heather looked fast and consistent all day at Harthill and with her focus being on four cross this year, she will be going for two wins from two races in Afan.

Liz Fowler had a crash at Harthill and will undoubtedly be gunning for the win in Afan. Tyde D’Souza had one of the standout performances at Harthill a few weeks ago. The teenager took a strong second position after actually leading the final for a short time at Harthill. Without doubt she will be battling again in Afan.

Megan Wherry, Claire Curtis and all the other women will be fighting to make the final and get their hands on valuable series points.

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