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British women score top finishes

By:
Brecht Decaluwé
Published:
November 13, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:20 BST
Edition:
Cyclo-cross news & racing roundup for November 13

Two British women from the Global Racing Team had unprecedented successes in the Pijnacker World...

Two British women from the Global Racing Team had unprecedented successes in the Pijnacker World Cup. Gabby Day recovered from a heavy crash the previous weekend in order to line up with Helen Wyman for the mud bath that would follow.

Wyman was hampered by an early mechanical problem which forced her to run to the first pit, putting her 30 seconds behind the last rider, but after a bike change, set out in determined pursuit. At the end of lap three, she had nearly caught the tenth rider, and at the end scored her highest World Cup finish in sixth.

Day fought her way into the top ten from a third row starting position, and held her own in the slick, leg-sapping conditions to finish ninth, just behind 17 year old Belgian sensation Sanne Cant. Following her top ten finish at the recent Koppenberg Cross, Day showed she is a real contender for a top ten, and a talent for the future.

The Global Racing riders are now preparing for the next round of the Women’s World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium where they will be hoping to continue their good form.

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