Overall National Trophy cyclocross series victories are secured by Hannah Payton and Ian Field as they win the final round at the Shrewsbury Sports Village
- Photos by Andy Jones
Ian Field and Hannah Payton took overall victories in the British Cycling National Trophy cyclocross series after both riders won their respective races at the final round in Shrewsbury Sports Village on Sunday.
Field (Hargroves Cycles-Ridley) took his third victory of the five-round series to overhaul the absent Yorben Van Tichelt at the top of the standings.
Field accelerated away from his rivals during the elite men’s event on the testing, muddy course to take the victory ahead of British national champion Liam Killeen (Malvern Cycle Sport) by one and a half minutes, with David Fletcher (Sherwood Pines) in third.
Remarkably, veteran off-roader Nick Craig won the over-40 men’s race earlier in the day, and with it the series victory, before also taking part in the elite men’s race and placing fourth. Craig’s son, Charlie, won the under-16 boys’ race.
Billy Harding (Oldfied/Paul Milnes) safely came away with the under-23 men’s title.
Payton (Team Kinesis UK) clinched the elite women’s title, finishing just over a minute ahead of junior rider Emily Wadsworth (Beeline-Gener8). Annabel Simpson (Hope Factory Racing) completed the podium.
With the victory, Payton sealed the overall series win.
All the riders will now look ahead to the British cyclocross National Championships in Bradford over January 7-8. Killeen and Nikki Harris are the senior defending champions.