CYCLING - Championship jerseys for Team Enable riders - The Coventry Observer

CYCLING - Championship jerseys for Team Enable riders

Coventry Editorial 13th Jan, 2024   0

TEAM Enable riders Nick Popham and Darren Atkins won the first National Championship jerseys of the year at the British Masters National Cyclo-Cross Championships held at Misterton Hall near Lutterworth.

The event attracted a bumper field of close to 100 riders as Nick Popham won the C category age group and Darren Atkins triumphed in the D category age group.

In the B category race, Colin Miller finished second with Alan Buxcey 14th and James Goodwin 15th in the D category.

And in the E category age group, Peter Busby finished fourth with Alan Parsons eighth while Kirby Bennett and Tim Stowe placed third and fourth respectively in the F category race.

The Coventry-based Team Enable-MI Racing-McCann enjoyed a busy festive period as the 69th Kenilworth Cyclo-Cross race took place on Boxing Day which attracts riders from far and wide.

And Carl Sturgeon triumphed in the 50 to 59 age category race (sixth place overall) with Popham second in the same race (ninth overall).

In the 60-plus age category, Bennett finished third (32nd overall) with Miller 21st overall and Stowe 57th overall.

Into the New Year, Nick Whitley finished fifth, riding in round six of the Cyclo-Cross National Trophy Series held in Yorkshire in preparation for the British Cyclo-Cross Championships in Falkirk, Scotland.

Elsewhere, in round six of the Leicestershire Cyclo-Cross League at Misterton Hall, 12 Team Enable riders took to the course.

In the youth category, Jefferson Tear-Verweij claimed an impressive race win, finishing more than one-minute ahead of the second-placed rider.

And in the women’s 50 to 59 age category, Lindsay Newman finished in second place while Tom Bradley had to settle for a 25th place finish in the men’s senior race after suffering a puncture early on.

In the men’s 50 to 59 age category, Atkins led the race until he also suffered a puncture on lap four but fought back to finish second just 20 seconds behind the eventual winner.

And in the same age category, Popham placed fifth with Andy Jackson 51st and Buxcey 70th while Bennett finished first in the 60-plus category with Busby fourth, Parsons 10th and Stowe 11th.

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