Its only January 13 and we have a National Champion already. Alice Barnes is now National Junior Cyclo Cross champ. Alice led from the front and was never really challenged by the other Junior riders throughout the race, showing her class and off road skills on a very challenging and muddy course at Bradford. With Dad, Simon, manning the pits, Alice was able to change bikes frequently thereby consolidating her lead as the mud and heavy conditions took their toll on many riders.
The Junior event was run in conjunction with the Elite womens event and contending this was last years Junior Champion and first year senior, Beth Crumpton. Beth had a fantastic ride finishing 5th overall behind full time professional riders. Again the bike changes and pit crew were integral to success this event and none other than Papacrump (aka John) was at the helm of the pressure washer.
Both Beth and Alice were extremely pleased with their results and despite the muddy conditions the Scott Contessa Epic kit stood out proud from rest of the field.