Lightfoot wins cyclo-cross event

Rutland Rouleur Owen Lightfoot EMN-140923-141426001

Rutland Rouleur Owen Lightfoot EMN-140923-141426001

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Rutland Rouleur rider Owen Lightfoot has won round four of the SRAMS Nottingham and Derby Cyclo-cross League in just his fourth race in that discipline.

Lightfoot, 11, was up against 63 other riders in his under-12s age group category.

The race was hosted by Heanor Clarion at Shipley Park on a new and improved course, and what it lacked in technicality it made up for in climbs, making the most of the altitude available in Shipley Park.

Wet weather also added to the challenge.

Last week’s U12 winner Josh Giddings was beaten into second by Lightfoot who proved his strength and commitment to keep going and secure the win by a narrow margin.