A beautiful day for the European Championships in the Nederlands, although there was some disappointment for the crowd Belgium hero Sven Nys had turned around on the motorway and gone home with a belly ache. Anyway there were still plenty of class on show, and British Cycling had sent a strong Junior and Under 23 team along with our long serving elite women Helen Wyman and Nikki Harris.
Juniors European Cyclocross Championships 2015Thomas Pidcock on the sandy climb. The first lap of the Juniors was frantic but both Thomas Pidcock and Ben Turner managed to work there way through the crowds into good positions, it was not to be a good day for Dan Tullet who had been ill the previous week and was feeling it now.
Thomas continued moving up the field until he was on the back of the lead group.
Juniors European Cyclocross Championships 2015Thomas Pidcock in the woods Juniors European Cyclocross Championships 2015Dan Tullet Juniors European Cyclocross Championships 2015Ben Turner Thomas finished in 8th place Ben in 21st and Dan in 36th
This was the first year there was a seperate Under 23 Women's race and GB had three strong riders in, Hannah Payton, Amira Mellor and Beth Crumpton.
Under 23 Women European Cyclocross Championships Amira & Beth Battling It Out On The First Lap Hannah was in a great position on lap one but unfortunately there was a big crash after the pits and she was left on the deck, it also hampered Amira's chances but Beth managed to sneak through and began picking off riders one by one.
Under 23 Women European Cyclocross Championships 2015The Unlucky Hannah Payton Beth was the best of the girls finishing 13th with Amira 20th and Hannah 22nd
The Elite Women were represented by Helen Wyman and Nikki Harris, both ladies put in a great performance with Helen starting fast and Nikki finishing fast and running out of laps to catch the leaders but finishing on the podium in third position.
Elite Women European Cyclocross Championships 2015Helen Wymans Flying Start Elite Women European Cyclocross Championships 2015Nikki Harris Elite Women European Cyclocross Championships 2015Nikki Harris Podium