CYCLING: Roach teams up for another national title

Last major event of the season for cyclo cross riders

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 8:07 am
Steve Knight, Phil Roach and Brian Tear on the winners podium at Shrewsbury after the final major event of the season

CYCLING: At the British Cycling National Cyclo Cross Championships at Shrewsbury on Saturday, Mick Ives’ team completed a hat-trick of championship victories.

Dominating the Over 50 National Championship once more, Team Jewson-MIRacing-Polypipe-McCann won for the third year in a row.

They were led by Midland series Champion 54-year-old Steve Knight in 7th place, team mate Phil Roach, 58, in 8th and Brian Tear, 50, in 32nd position , out of a field of 110 riders.

Roach, a former world champion, also retained his national championship for riders 55 and over, also for the third year in a row.

He was awarded the honour of being the fastest starter over the weekend’s racing.

The course was very muddy and very tough, made more difficult by an adverse camber and strong wind.

The event, attended by over 10,000 people, is the final major race of the season.