Helen Wyman third in cyclo-cross World Championship

Marianne Vos wins the Womens world championships in 2014
(Image credit: Watson)

Helen Wyman gave Great Britain a bronze medal in the 2014 cyclo-cross World Championships in Hoogerheide, Netherlands, on Saturday.

The British national champion finished in third spot behind Dutchwoman Marianne Vos, who successfully defended her world title in front of a home crowd.

Italian Eva Lechner placed second with Nikki Harris giving Britain two riders in the top five in fifth.

It was Vos's title to lose, and she put in a typically dominant ride from the gun - her rivals simply couldn't match her turn of speed and she finished over a minute clear of Lechner.

Belgium on top in junior men's race

Earlier in the day Belgium obliterated the competition by occupying the top three places in the junior men's race. Thijs Aerts, Yannick Peeters and Jelle Schuermans took a 1-2-3, with Great Britain's Thomas Craig finishing in a creditable 18th spot.

Result
Elite women, cyclo-cross world championships 2014
1. Marianne Vos (Netherlands) in 39-25

2. Eva Lechner (Italy) at 1-07

3. Helen Wyman (Great Britain) at 1-17

4. Sanne Cant (Belgium) at 1-20

5. Nikki Harris (Great Britain) at 2-33

6. Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (France) at 2-44

7. Loes Sels (Belgium) at 2-47

8. Thalita De Jong (Netherlands) at 2-52

9. Katherine Compton (USA) at 2-58

10. Caroline Mani (France) at 2-59

Helen Wyman

Marianne Vos wins

Lechner, Vos and Wyman on the podium

Related links

Photo gallery: Elite women and junior men, cyclo-cross world champs 2014

Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.