Martine Verweij

Once again Coventry based Cycling Team, Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule CNP Kinesis Fibrax Rotor, provided winners in 3 different disciplines of the sport, around the UK over the weekend.

On Saturday Martine Verweij (Wotton Wawen), riding her first Cyclo Cross of the season, won the Notts and Derby event by large margin at Bakewell, Derbyshire, moving through the field from 4th place at end of the first lap. This performance follows a very successful trip to France last weekend where with team mate Carthrine O’Carrol she finished 4th in the International  “Duo Normand”  2 up time trial.

In the Warwickshire Road Club 2 stage Hill Climb on Dovers Hill and Saintesbury Hill, nr Broardway, in the Cotswolds,  Junior rider Rob Yeatman, who recently won the Paracycling National Time Trial Championships, beating World and Olympic Champions, once again showed class by winning the Junior race on both hills and overall , and also finishing in 4th place in the Open event against Senior riders.

In the Ladies race the Teams leading  Lady Triathlete, Samantha Anderson (Coventry), riding her first ever hill climb, won both sections and overall. as part of her training programme.

Former British Senior and Veteran Cyclo Cross Champion, Steve Knight was back into winning ways on Sunday, when he had over 2 minutes to spare at the Midland series event on Cannock Chase, Nr Rugeley, Staffordshire, team mate Brian Tear finished 4th, Knight has competed in 3 Cyclo Cross events this season, winning 2 and 2nd in the other.

Team Jewson were represented by Pete Smith in the Classic 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross, the toughest and longest Cyclo Cross in the world, which takes place in N.Yorkshire. 54 yr old Pete finished 2nd in the over 50 class, last weekend he won the Wessex event.

On the Road, the Team had more success. In the Endville Road Race nr Stourbridge, National Circuit Champion, Derrick Woodings ,won the 70 + race, –Ex Professional Phil Wilkins finished 2nd in the 45 + race with newly crowned National Road Race series winner Jon Stevenson (Warwick)  4th and Martin Hackley (Dunchurch) finished 3rd in the 60+ race.-

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