National Trophy: Round 4 Ipswich Next Weekend


On an  imaginative course and with the stars of British Cyclo-Cross on the start sheet, next weekend in Ipswich looks like a cracking event of off roading

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National Trophy: Round 4 Ipswich Next Weekend

NOTE – the Form Guide can (largley) be seen in the Series Tables – click  here to see them

The event at Trinity Park will start on the Saturday with events for novices, official practise for the Trophy riders, the opportunity to train with Dutch star Thijs Al, and in the evening, live music, a bar (of course) and more including a flood lit ‘Mad Madison’ charity relay race.

Then Sunday sees the Trophy race kick off at 10.15 as usual on what I understand is the longest course of the season at over 3 kilometres and including a section through a cattle bar! It will also include steps, ups and down and has been designed to utilise the buildings & 4 x 4 track as well as be spectator friendly.

There is also secure overnight Motorhome parking on site (£20).





This should be interesting!  A race through a cattle barn with a bar


Great to see some steps in the course!

The Riders

The line up for Ipswich is, as ever, a star studded one and the Elite Men’s event is sure to be a cracking race. Not only because Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles Ridley) and Yorben Van Tichelt are down to ride and there is little between them which has resulted in some cracking racing, Liam Killeen is also entered and we can only hope he rides because his performance in Abergavenny would have put him up with Field and Van Tichelt. Then we have Paul Oldham getting better with each round and David Fletcher and Jack Clarkson also up there in the mix. If that was enough, Tom Van Den Bosch has his first race in the series for Hargroves Cycles Ridley.

The Women’s race too will be tight with series leader Hannah Payton fighting hard with the yellow jersey on her back as Estrella ambassador Beth Crumpton pushes her all the way to the line as we saw in Hetton Park. Within the Women’s race, the Junior women are having their own battle to get onto the podium and we can expect another close race between the likes of Elspeth Grace, Emily Wadsworth and Megan James and Sophie Thackray.

In other categories, there’s no Tom Pidcock in the Junior race so that will be open whilst in the other events, all the series leaders are down to ride and defend their jerseys. Fingers crossed now for some good weather!


The Women’s race at Hetton Park came down to a sprint finish between Hannah Payton and Beth Crumpton


RACE 1 – 10:15 am: VETERAN MEN

Veteran Men 40-49


Favourite in the Vets will be Nick Craig but he was pushed hard by Rob Jebb in Hetton Park!

1 Nicholas Craig SCOTT Racing
2 Timothy Davies CC Abergavenny/JP Signs & Print
3 Jason Marriott Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
4 Mark Shepherd Banjo Cycles
5 Paul JonesBeeline Bicycles RT
6 Andy Collis Bicicielo
7 Steven Smales
8 Adrian Lawrence C and N Cycles RT
9 Andrew Taylor C and N Cycles RT
10 Ian Taylor C and N Cycles RT
11 Robert Wimble Cadence Sport
12 Keith Randle Colvelo Cycling Club
13 Greg Simcock Team Corley Cycles
14 Daniel Guest Cotswold Veldrijden
15 John Polak Cotswold Veldrijden
16 Richard Hall Dartford Whls
17 Anthony Glover Derwentside CC
18 Ian Newby Diss & District CC
19 David Staff Diss & District CC
20 Wayne Crombie East London Vélo
21 Roger Maidment East London Vélo
22 Matthew Crouch Fossa Racing
23 Mark Wingar Gipping Race Team ( GRT )
24 Benjamin Lewis Hackney GT
25 Crispin Doyle Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
26 David Morris Harrogate Nova CC
27 Nicholas Beech GS Henley
28 Dave Collins Hope Factory Racing
29 Robert Jebb Hope Factory Racing
30 Mike Mooney Hub Vélo
31 Paul Groombridge Iceni Velo
32 John Swindells Iceni Velo
33 Andrew Whiteside Ilkley Cycling Club
34 Paul Bird Ipswich Bicycle Club
35 Antony Birt Ipswich Bicycle Club
36 Nicholas Cook Ipswich Bicycle Club
37 Simon Hance Ipswich Bicycle Club
38 Andrew Peace Jedi Cycle Sport
39 Steven Drew London Phoenix CC
40 Damian Robertson London Phoenix CC
41 Neil Mansfield The MI Racing Academy
42 Robert Purcell Neon-Velo Cycling Team
43 Bryan Holland North Road CC
44 Richard Edge Nottingham Clarion CC
45 Ed Fraser PB Cycle Coaching Racing Team
46 Richard Crabtree Pedalsport Cycling Club
47 Andy Sykes Team Quest – The Bike Shop
48 Warren Drew Rapha Cycling Club
49 Shaun Aldous Renvale RT
50 Matthew Barrett Renvale RT
51 Andy Hurst VC Revolution
52 Darren Atkins Ride Coventry
53 Paul Beattie Rockingham Forest Whls
54 Philip Wilkinson Rockingham Forest Whls
55 Keith Murray SCOTT Racing
56 Shane Norton Spalding CC
57 Daniel Grant St Neots CC
58 Adrian Healey Stowmarket & District CC
59 Michael Travers Travers
60 Richard Noble Tyne & Wear Fire And Rescue Service CC
61 Andrew Parry Urban-Cyclery
62 David Kinloch VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
63 David Shaw VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
64 Paul Sheers Vicious Velo
65 Matthew Denny West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
66 Dan Alexander RT – Lazer Helmets
67 James Bryan RT – Lazer Helmets
68 Richard Bettaney Individual Member
69 George Richardson Individual Member
70 William Soloman Individual Member

Veteran Men 50+
91 Pete Middleton RT – Lazer Helmets
92 Paul Driver Amisvelo Racing Team
93 Richard Atkinson Ashburn Wealth
94 Edward Sarmiento
95 John Hind Bolsover & District Cycling Club
96 Kevin Jennings Cambridge CC
97 Brian Johnson Cestria Cycles RT
98 Peter Barton Chelmer CC
99 Roy Chamberlain Team Corley Cycles
100 Dave McMullen Cotswold Veldrijden
101 Keith Sheridan Cotswold Veldrijden
102 John Mein Derwentside CC
103 John Elwell East Bradford CC
104 Simon Whitham Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com
105 Steven Clarke Fenland Clarion CC
106 Simon Hime Finchley Racing Team
107 Peter Douglas Finsbury Park CC
108 Geoff Bores Ford CC
109 Jon Lyons GS Invicta/ELO/Herberts Cycles
110 Harry Moore Cycling Club Hackney
111 Graham Freer Hackney GT
112 Steven Davies Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
113 Stephen Blackmore Herne Hill Youth CC
114 Jimmy Piper Iceni Velo
115 John Wood Ilkley Cycling Club
116 Richard Collins Imperial Racing Team
117 Dave Copland Ipswich Bicycle Club
118 Stephen De Boltz Ipswich Bicycle Club
119 Colin Newstead Ipswich Bicycle Club
120 Ian Robson Ipswich Bicycle Club
121 Kirby Bennett Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe
122 Peter Busby Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe
123 Geoff Giddings Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe
124 Harvey Levann Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe
125 Philip Roach Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe
126 Stuart Walters Kettering CC
127 Bruce Mackie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
128 Anthony Madgwick Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
129 Nigel Gregory Leicestershire Road Club
130 Patrick Hayes London Phoenix CC
131 Neil Simpson London Phoenix CC
132 Kurt Minter Maldon & District CC
133 Jan Shearsmith Manchester Wheelers Club
134 Chris Green Matlock CC
135 Chris Watts Matlock CC
136 Matt Wilson Mountain Goat Coaching
137 Barry Kipling MTS Cycle Sport
138 Robin Akers Oxonian CC
139 Brian Perks Pedalsport Cycling Club
140 David Garrett Rugby Velo
141 Mark Humphreys Rugby Velo
142 Peter Mooney Rugby Velo
143 Peter Stiff Southend Wheelers
144 Chris Bettinson Spalding Cycling Club
145 Philip Peacock St Ives CC
146 Kevin Payton Stourbridge CC
147 Richard Cross Stroud Valley Velos
148 Grant Johnson Sunset Cycles
149 Michael Bowen West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
150 Peter Golding West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
151 Paul Watson West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
152 Sean Beswick RT – Lazer Helmets
153 Julian Gould RT – Lazer Helmets
154 John Graveling Individual Member
155 Charles Warren Individual Member

RACE 2 – 11:15 am: YOUTH GIRLS

Youth Under-16 Girls


Series leader who’s dominated the category so far far, Harriet Harnden

1 Harriet Harnden T-Mo Racing
2 Harley Pell Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
3 Maddie Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
4 Nicole Clarke Birkenhead North End CC
5 Olivia Bent Border City Wheelers
6 Katie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden
7 Amelie Wayte Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com
8 Emily Conn Palmer Park Velo RT
9 Lucy Naylor Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
10 Ava Oxley-Szilagyi PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
11 Amy Cantelo Solent Pirates
12 Ella Lawrence Solent Pirates
13 Abbie Manley Solent Pirates
14 Poppy Pattinson Solent Pirates
15 Amy Perryman Solent Pirates
16 Jasmine Kent Speedflex Race Team
17 Eluned King Towy Riders
18 Lauren Higham Welwyn Wheelers CC
19 Megan MacMahon WXC World Racing

Youth Under-14 Girls


Favourite in Ipswich will be Millie again, in her white leader’s jersey

1 Millie Couzens Zappi’s Cycling Club
62 Anna Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
63 Molly Peel Bourne Whls CC
64 Emily Richards Bourne Whls CC
65 Amelia Hopper Colchester Rovers CC
66 Roisin Lally Derwentside CC
67 Madeline Cooper Eden Veranda Racing
68 Anoushka Minale Cycling Club Hackney
69 Isla Blain Halesowen A & CC
70 Bethany Barnett Kings Lynn CC
71 Eleanor Bolton Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
72 Eva Callinan London Dynamo
73 Annabel Parker Matlock CC
74 Lotta Mansfield The MI Racing Academy
75 Daphne Jones Mid Shropshire Wheelers
76 Isla Mason Redditch Road & Path CC
77 Beatrice Pauley St Ives CC
78 Grace Lister Wolverhampton Whls
79 Charlotte-Louise McGreevy WXC World Racing

RACE 3 – 12:05 pm: YOUTH BOYS

Youth Under-16 Boys


The U16 category is led by Charlie Craig but its no walkover with plenty of challengers

1 Charlie Craig SCOTT Racing
2 Felix Field Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
3 Adam Lightfoot Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
4 Noah Charlton BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing
5 Joseph Law Broom Wagon Racing Team
6 Fred Gill Chelmer CC
7 Oliver Partner Colchester Rovers CC
8 Aran Martin Team Corley Cycles
9 Sam Skeggs Team Corley Cycles
10 Oliver Draffan Derwentside CC
11 Ethan Whiteside East Bradford CC
12 Timothy Elsmore-Martin Fossa Racing
13 George Ball Furness Future Flyers
14 Isaac Peatfield Green Jersey RT
15 Jamieson Blain Halesowen A & CC
16 Simon Wyllie Halesowen A & CC
17 Barney Clacy Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
18 Angus Toms Iceni Velo
19 Jonny Gill Ilkley Cycling Club
20 Jack Parrish Ipswich Bicycle Club
21 Kamran Amin VC Jubilee
22 Max Bolton Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
23 Alec Gregory Leicestershire Road Club
24 Emile Alexander Lichfield City CC
25 Daniel Barnes Lichfield City CC
26 Marcus Holmes Lichfield City CC
27 Louis Evans Lyme RC
28 Finn Mansfield The MI Racing Academy
29 Joseph Pidcock Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
30 William Thackray Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
31 Finlay Cooper-Oldroyd Pedalsport Cycling Club
32 Joe Coukham Pedalsport Cycling Club
33 Joshua Greenwood Pedalsport Cycling Club
34 Billy Lazenby Pedalsport Cycling Club
35 Max Rushby Pedalsport Cycling Club
36 Jenson Young Pedalsport Cycling Club
37 Lewis Askey RST Racing Team
38 Sam Murray SCOTT Racing
39 Reuben Orr SF Racing
40 Harry Dridge Solent Pirates
41 Alexander Harper Solihull CC
42 Jake Norton Spalding Cycling Club
43 Thomas Wright Spalding Cycling Club
44 Freddie Grover Stowmarket & District CC
45 David Hird Stratford CC
46 Tom Martin Welwyn Wheelers CC
47 Archie Peet Welwyn Wheelers CC
48 Oliver Stockwell Welwyn Wheelers CC
49 Daniel Morris Wolverhampton Whls
50 Tom Couzens Zappi’s Cycling Club
51 Samuel Painter Individual Member

Youth Under-14 Boys


101 Finlay Pickering Hull Thursday RC (above winning in round 3)
102 Spencer Davies CC Abergavenny/JP Signs & Print
103 Sam Daniels Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
104 Nathan Hardy Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
105 Caelan Miller Barking & Dagenham CC
106 Max Poole Bike Box Alan
107 Benjamin Peatfield Bolton Hot Wheels CC
108 Adam Bent Border City Wheelers
109 Bryn Richards Bourne Whls CC
110 Felix Clacy Chapel Tri-Stars
111 Thomas Carson Colchester Rovers CC
112 Jack Emerson Colchester Rovers CC
113 Daniel Hall Colchester Rovers CC
114 Michael Newall Cycle Derby CC
115 Gareth Davies Didcot Phoenix CC
116 Spike Elwell East Bradford CC
117 Aidan Lawrence Eastlands Velo
118 Daniel Vincent Eastlands Velo
119 Alfie Savage Furness Future Flyers
120 Joseph Brookes Halesowen A & CC
121 Joseph Blackmore Herne Hill Youth CC
122 Joseph Smith Iceni Velo
123 Josh Bowyer Ipswich Bicycle Club
124 Kieran Riley Langdale Lightweights Racing Team
125 Alex Dale Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
126 Maximus Walling Leicester Forest CC
127 Joe Thorp Macclesfield Wheelers
128 Sam Gould Matlock CC
129 Pierre Botha Team Milton Keynes
130 Joel Corbishley Team Milton Keynes
131 Jack Brough The MI Racing Academy
132 Joshua Giddings The MI Racing Academy
133 Zack Harrop Mossley CRT
134 Riley Blackmore Pedalsport Cycling Club
135 Marcus Hiley Pedalsport Cycling Club
136 Frederick Newman Preston Park Youth CC
137 Sullivan Berry Redditch Road & Path CC
138 Joshua Mitchell Redditch Road & Path CC
139 Callum Reid Rock And Road
140 Ben Askey RST Racing Team
141 Max Edgington Solent Pirates
142 Isaac Warrington Solent Pirates
143 Angus Lawrence St Ives CC
144 Samuel Butters Sulis Scorpions YCA
145 Joe Kiely Welwyn Wheelers CC
146 Tom Sharples Welwyn Wheelers CC
147 Michael Sumner Welwyn Wheelers CC
148 Euan Woodliffe Welwyn Wheelers CC
149 Oliver Griggs West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
150 Griff Lewis Ystwyth Cycling Club


Junior Men
1 Tom Martin Biketreks Racing
2 Noah Field Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
3 Luke Hind Bolsover & District Cycling Club
4 Charlie Cooper Eden Veranda Racing
5 Troy Wingar Gipping Race Team ( GRT )
6 Frank Moore Cycling Club Hackney
7 Jake Darragh Hadleigh MTB Club
8 Harry Yates Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
9 Joseph Allan Hetton Hawks Cycling Club
10 Dougal Toms Iceni Velo
11 Cory Edmondson Inspire VCUK Racing Team
12 Toby Barnes Lichfield City CC
13 Max Gibbons Ludlow Brewery Race Team
14 Fletcher Adams Team Montezuma’s Hargroves Cycles
15 Will Cooper Team Montezuma’s Hargroves Cycles
16 Tom Dussek Nottingham Clarion CC
17 James Swadling Nottingham Clarion CC
18 Euan Cameron Oldfield/Paul Milnes Cycles ERT
19 Sam Moses Oldfield/Paul Milnes Cycles ERT
20 Edward Gronbech Oxford City RC
21 Simeon Young Pedalsport Cycling Club
22 Cameron Hurst VC Revolution
23 Samuel Morris Revolutions Racing
24 Harrison Knight Solihull CC
25 Jacob Knight Solihull CC
26 Matthew Ellis Steve Poole Plant Hire / Raleigh
27 Kieran Jarvis Strada-Sport
28 Michael Parry Welwyn Wheelers CC
29 Mark Donovan Wheelbase Altura MGD
30 Tyla Loftus Wheelbase Altura MGD
31 Sebastian Bacon Wolverhampton Wheelers
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Elite & U23 Women
41 Hannah Payton Team Kinesis UK
42 Clare Ross The 5th Floor Cycle Club
43 Ffion James (U23) Abergavenny RC
44 Megan James (Jun) Abergavenny RC
45 Emily Wadsworth (Jun) Beeline-Gener8
46 Hannah Saville (U23)
47 Lauren Humphreys Bonito Squadra Corse
48 Bethany Crumpton Boot Out Breast Cancer CC
49 Louise Foley Cambridge CC
50 Xan Crees (Jun) Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com
51 Ruby Miller Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
52 Annabel Simpson Hope Factory Racing
53 Rachael Walker Hope Factory Racing
54 Connie Hayes (Jun) Hub Velo
55 Katy Scotter Iceni Velo
56 Elanor Cadzow Kinetic Cycles / Welwyn Racing
57 Rebecca Preece Leisure Lakes
58 Louise Mahe Les Filles Racing Team
59 Kara Perryman (Jun) Team Montezuma’s Hargroves Cycles
60 Kim Baptista (Jun) Nutcracker Racing
61 Anna Kay (Jun) Nutcracker Racing
62 Sarah Lomas (U23) Nutcracker Racing
63 Sophie Thackray (Jun) Oldfield/Paul Milnes Cycles ERT
64 Sinead Burke PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
65 Madeleine Gammons (Jun) RP Vision Racing Team
66 Lydia Brookes Sigma
67 Eleanor Lloyd Sigma
68 Fiona Turnbull (Jun) Speedflex Race Team
69 Cecilia Hime (Jun) St Ives CC
70 Charlotte Heywood Twickenham CC
71 Claire Beaumont Vicious Velo
72 Delia Beddis Vicious Velo
73 Jade Mobbs (U23) Wellingborough Cycles
74 Elspeth Grace (Jun) Welwyn Wheelers CC
75 Emily Ashwood (Jun) WXC World Racing
76 Holly MacMahon (U23) WXC World Racing

Veteran Women


Despite only having the one gear, Isla Rowntree (right) is using it well to be one of the favourite along with Maddi Smith in the vets race.

81 Isla Rowntree Islabikes
82 Maddi Smith Bolsover & District Cycling Club
83 Christine Amos Chainline Cycle Club
84 Harriet Guest Cotswold Veldrijden
85 Pamela Glover Derwentside CC
86 Tracey Fletcher Team Empella
87 Lindsay Clarke Fenland Clarion CC
88 Emma Martin Full Speed Events
89 Caroline Mansfield The MI Racing Academy
90 Nicola Hartle PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
91 Alison Kinloch PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
92 Helen Pattinson Solent Pirates
93 Joanne Newstead XRT – Elmy Cycles

RACE 5 – 2:45 pm: ELITE & U23 MEN

Elite Men


These two have had a great battle in the series so far and that is expected to continue to Ipswich!

1 Ian Field Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
2 Josh Wakeling Adalta Race Team
3 Scott Chalmers Andy Cook Cycling
4 Daniel Preece Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
5 Chris Herring East London Vélo
6 Nicholas Barnes Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
7 Michael Butler Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
8 Jody Crawforth Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
9 Tom Van Den Bosch Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
10 Paul Elcock GS Henley
11 Daniel Booth Hope Factory Racing
12 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing
13 Steven James Hope Factory Racing
14 Gary MacDonald Hope Factory Racing
15 Paul Oldham Hope Factory Racing
16 John Swindells Iceni Velo
17 Robert Burns Islabikes
18 Luke Grivell-Mellor JLT Condor
19 Jonathan Dennis Kibosh
20 Neil Phillips Kibosh
21 Bruce Dalton Team Kinesis UK
22 Giles Drake Leisure Lakes
23 Liam Killeen Malvern Cycle Sport
24 Yorben Van Tichelt Marlux-Napoleon Games
25 Thomas Doe VC Norwich
26 Robert Watson Paceline Cycles North
27 Lloyd Chapman Pedaal Heaven
28 Bradley Nelson QSW-Etixx
29 Steven Roach Team Raleigh-GAC
30 James Hyde Renvale RT
31 Stephen James Renvale RT
32 Richard Jones Renvale RT
33 Ian Lee Royal Air Force CC
34 James Garrett Rugby Velo
35 James Thompson Rutland CC
36 Nicholas Craig SCOTT Racing
37 David Fletcher Sherwood Pines Cycles – Felt – Enve
38 George Thompson Sleaford Wheelers CC
39 Peter Stiff Southend Wheelers
40 Chris Atkins Specialized Racing
41 Matthew Noble Specialized Racing
42 Gareth Smith St Neots CC
43 David Earth Steve Poole Plant Hire / Raleigh
44 Thomas Payton Stourbridge CC
45 Adam Chamberlin TPH Racing
46 James Balding Twenty3c CC
47 Simon Forster Tyne & Wear Fire And Rescue Service CC
48 Ben Spurrier Vicious Velo
49 Neil Ellison WDMBC/Specialized Ruislip
50 Jordan Peacock Wellingborough Cycles Race Team
51 Lewis Craven Wheelbase Altura MGD
52 David Lines Wheelbase Altura MGD
53 Thijs Al XRT – Elmy Cycles
54 Grant Martin XRT – Elmy Cycles
55 Seb Herrod Individual Member
56 Nathan Risbey Individual Member
57 Lee Williams Individual Member

Under 23 Men


Billy Harding has dominated the U23 series and also been in the mix in the Elite racing too!

71 Billy Harding Oldfield/Paul Milnes Cycles ERT
72 Frazer Clacherty 100% ME
73 William Gascoyne 100% ME
74 Matthew Marriott Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
75 Tim James Catford CC Equipe/Banks
76 Thomas Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden
77 William Warre Cycle Lab
78 Stephen Lee Derwentside CC
79 Finlay Robertson Derwentside CC
80 Benjamin Dransfield KTM Impsport RT
81 Ewan Grivell-Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers
82 James Edmond Mountain Goat Coaching
83 George Fox Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
84 Joe Williams Prologue Racing Team
85 James Madgwick QSW-Etixx
86 Han Devos Rock Werchter Toekomstvrienden Cycling Team
87 Cameron Biddle Solihull CC
88 Joe Griffiths TORQ Performance
89 Roel Van Der Stegen TWC Maaslandster Zuid-Limburg
90 Christopher Barnes RT – Lazer Helmets



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