Helen Wyman

HELEN Wyman saw her medal hopes disappear after she had been baulked by a crash in the crucial opening stages of the women?s race in the World Cyclo-Cross World Championships at Hooglede-Gits, Belgium, this morning.

After a good start, the British champion lost all momentum when Italian rider Vania Rossi fell in front of her. Although she got going again quickly, the incident led her to miss the decisive front split of eight and she spent the rest of the race chasing. Fifth last year, she eventually finished ninth. Her team mate Gabby Day came in 24th.

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