Cycling seems to get more popular by the day, here in the UK but the focus of the attention falls primarily on the heroes of Beijing and the the hommage is paid to Cav’s and Wiggo’s impressive performance at this year’s Tour De France, rightfully, I may add. Unfortunately, cyclo-cross is just not that fashionable yet, however a small but determined group of British riders did their best in the surprisingly hot Italian late summer. Helen Wyman and Gabby Day raced the women’s field and they did very well indeed.
Helen Wyman prepares for the race. The weather was surprisingly nice. I hated the sunshine then and there as I had to carry 30 lbs of gear but as I’m writing this, it’s raining cats and dogs here, in London, so I’d rather have that sunshine now.
Gabby Day followed Helen a couple spots behind, so by the time she got to a certain point of the course, everything was really dusty, making a bit harder to catch real colours.