Cyclo-Cross: Lee Westwood wins in Shrewsbury

Jacob James writes … Lee Westwood of CycleShack/FormeCoaching won the second round of the Waldrons/West Midland Cyclo Cross League.

At Shrewsbury sports village, a future venue for both the Midlands cyclo-cross championships and the final round of the national trophy, a close, heated battle occurred between Lee Westwood (CycleShack/FormeCoaching), Rob Burns (Wolverhampton), Tom Payton (Cult Racing) and Matt Gee (Raleigh).

Photo Jacob James

The four rode the race together until the final lap, where Lee and Rob broke free to sprint it out between themselves with Lee coming a demanding first, whilst  Rob settled for second. The Vets, Juniors and Women took to the start and it was Steve Knight (Team Jewson) who won the Vets. Alex Welburn (CycleShack/FormeCoaching) was top junior on the day, finishing behind Steve. It’s not every week you see a Telenet-Fidea rider at your local ‘cross league however, ‘cross superstar, Nikki Harris eased her way to victory in the Women’s event.

The Youth race was almost an exact replicate of the race last week with Danny Fox and Jack Ravenscroft (Both Solihull CC) battling it out for the win with Danny Fox proving to be the stronger of the duo, taking the victory.

Photo Jacob James

Seniors: Lee Westwood (CycleShack/FormeCoaching)
Vets: Steve Knight (Team Jewson)
Juniors: Alex Welburn (CycleShack/FormeCoaching)
Women: Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea)

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