Global Racing takes UK champs

British cyclo-cross national champion Helen Wyman will lead the Global racing team, formerly known as Team FBUK, for the 2007 season. Wyman, who also won the mountains classification at the Tour of Brittany, competed in the world road championships this year in support of Nicole Cooke. Joining Wyman on the team will be South African Yolandi du Toit, winner of the 94.7 classic, and Gabby Day, who is currently ranked 18th in the world in cyclo-cross.

In the first race of 2007, Global Racing Team riders put in commanding performances to take 1st and 2nd in the Women’s National Cyclo-Cross Championships in Southampton. Wearing the pink and white colours of Global Racing for the first time, Wyman and Day hit one of hardest courses that the championships has seen in years. The running track start provided the riders with a great opportunity to get their places settled, and Helen took to the front immediately. Behind her, Day took up the chase and increased her advantage over the group chasing for third place.

With one lap of the muddy course taking only 10 minutes, the team's pit crew had their work cut out, as the two changed bikes every half lap for the entire race, but 2007 couldn’t have started much better for Global Racing Team. Wyman and Day now move on to World Cup races before the World Championships at the end of January.

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