BRITS IN BELGIUM

Britons David Fletcher (S.I.S. Trek) and Jonathan McEvoy (100% ME) were in action on Saturday at the Kasteelcross Zonnebeke in Belgium.

Fletcher and McEvoy finished 17th and 36th, 4:15 and 6:15 respectively down on race-winner, Jan Denuwelaere of Belgium.


ANOTHER TOP-TEN FOR WYMAN

Britain?s Helen Wyman scored yet another top-ten result at the weekend in the final round of the women?s cyclo-cross World Cup in Milan.

Riding for her new Vision 1 squad, Wyman finished eighth, 1:50 down on race-winner Daphny van den Brand, who got the better of World Champion, Hanka Kupfernagel.

Wyman will now head to Holland for the cyclo-cross World Championships at the weekend. See this Thursday?s Cycling Weekly for a big interview with Wyman.


COMMUTERS HOPPING ON THEIR BIKES

With the credit crunch and the rising cost of motoring, it?s hardly breaking news that cycling is becoming increasingly popular as a means of transport.

However, according to the Financial Times, the major cycling retailers have reported only a modest growth in the sale of new bicycles, whilst more and more commuters are finding cheaper models or dusting off old bikes from the garage.

Figures from Cycling England have shown that cycling retailers are reporting great increases in the sale of parts, accessories and servicing.

The introduction of the government?s Cycle to Work tax-break scheme is also having an unintended side-effect, with many cycle retailers reporting it to be more and more difficult to sell top-end bikes.


WILD SIDE 707 RT TEAM LAUNCH

British squad, Wild Side 707 RT, held its annual gathering in Tunbridge Wells last weekend, and prepared for a ride starting at -5 degrees.

John Green was on hand to drive the support car and the team gathered in last year?s blue strip.

On Saturday night the team was issued with its new strip, leisure clothes, Giro Helmets and Cervélo frames. Sunday morning was given over to photo line-ups, drawing an impressive crowd on the beach.

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