Rainy day in the second round of the British MTB Series, a prestigious circuit in Great Britain. Today we ran the second test counts as international class 1 with the best British athletes at the start. He dominated the scene in the men's Liam Killeen was this year more motivated than ever to the Olympics to be held in his country. The athlete of the Giant has preceded the 2 riders from Team Orange Monkey, namely David Fletcher and Rourke Croeser.
“It was a tough old race today because of the conditions,” said Killeen. “After the first couple of laps I got into a rhythm and pulled away and then I put in a few attacks against myself. I had had some company for the first lap and a half and I was grateful for that because it can get quite lonely out there on your own in the forest. This course demands strength but also technical awareness, I’m riding well at the moment and building towards my main objective in August”.
In the women's race victory for the strong rider Annie Last (Team Milka Brentyens) ahead Barbara Benko and Rie Katayama.
“The course was wet, muddy and slippery and so I decided to get a gap and ride,” said Last. “Barbara Benko has done a good ride, but she didn’t bother me. I didn’t see her after the start. In the World Cup events the fields are a lot bigger and the competition is much tougher, but this is a good victory for me today”.
|Ordine d'arrivo, Man Race:
1. Liam Killeen (Giant Factory Racing)
2. David Fletcher (Orange Monkey)
3. Rourke Croeser (Orange Monkey)
4. Mathas Wengelin (Herbalife)
5. Steven James (Hargroves Cycles)
|Ordine d'arrivo, Woman Race:
1. Annie Last (Milka Brentjens RT)
2. Barbara Benko (Focus MIG Team)
3. Rie Katayama (Specialized Japan)
4. Lee Craigie (Lapierre UK)
5. Tracy Moseley (T MO Racing)
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