Beaumont will defend British four cross title

The British will crown the national four cross champions on Sunday, July 5, 2009.

The British will crown the national four cross champions on Sunday, July 5, 2009. (Image credit: British Four Cross National Series)

The British four cross National Championships will take place this weekend on Sunday, July 5 at Redhill Extreme near Gloucester on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean. Nationals comes after the British four cross national series has had its best year in terms of number and quality of riders.

The Redhill track is purpose-built with multiple lines designed the riders. The Track winds down, losing 300m, from the top of a steep hill into a large table top finish. Improvements to the track have been ongoing all summer.

Defending men's champion Scott Beaumont is the top elite favorite for the weekend, but Will Evans, Lewis Lacey and Duncan Ferris have been ripping up the World Cups and will be looking for the upset.

Kieron Mcavoy, Pat Campbell-Jenner and Tom Dowie are also possible podium contenders.

The elite and senior riders will race together. Therefore, senior men Dale Russell, Chris Cumming, Philip Evans & AJ Boardman are also important to watch.

In the junior category, last year's youth national champion Tom Knight carried his winning ways with him up into the junior category. Max Lenthall, Pete Warner, Mike Yard, Scott Roberts and Jake Ward all have their eyes on the 2009 junior title.

On Saturday, the day before the national championship, round five of the National Four Cross Series will take place.

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