A FANTASTIC start to the Midland Cyclo Cross League series has seen Coventry-based M.I.Racing secure five race wins following a busy weekend of action.
Competing at the first round of the Midland series at Pipe Hayes in Birmingham, there was no doubt as to who was the most dominate team with M.I.Racing impressing once again,
Ex-British senior and veteran Champion Steve Knight, who is now in his 35th season of Cyclo Cross, showed he is still capable of taking on the best with the 49-year-old winning the race for riders over 45 and finishing runner-up in the 40+ category.
Harvey Levann won the 50+ race having joined the team this season while in the same event team mate Peter Busby finished runner-up.
Phil Stokes also finished second in the 65+ race but Kirby Bennett went one better by coming first in the 55+ category, with both riders having only returned from the World Mountain Bike Championships hours before competing.
John Gaberial won the 65+ race and Lindsey Nell finished second in the Ladies Veteran Race, while Enya Tabrum finished a very respectable seventh in the highly contested ladies race.
The event also provided a chance for M.I.Racing’s academy riders to show their form and they did just that with Lotta Mansfield winning the under-14 race and her brother Finn Mansfield finished runner-up in the under-16 race.
It proved to be a real family fair as both mum and dad rode appeared for M.I.Racing for the first time. Neil Mansfield came seventh in the 45+ event and his partner Caroline finished fifth in the race for lady veterans.