Roger Hammond (Colmbia) rides the Belgian Overijse cyclo cross race in Belgium. December 2008

The three-way pre-championship showdown failed to materialise on Sunday as National Champion Roger Hammond failed to make the start of the London League cyclo-cross at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey.

A bumper field of over 130 lined up for the senior race alongside medal contenders Jody Crawforth and Ian Field, but Hammond experienced travel delays returning from Friday?s Scheldecross in Antwerp that saw him reaching home in the Midlands in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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