The foul conditions at Mallory Park Cyclo-Cross on Sunday didn’t deter Joe Fox as he powered his way through the field to take his second National Trophy Youth title in a row.
Joe, from Solihull CC, started slowly as normal in this fourth round tussle, and then picked off the opposition one by one to win by 30 secs from Sam Lowe of Raleigh Avanti Racing Team.
Not far behind his team mate Jack Ravenscroft was totally dominating the U14 category when he punctured and had to run to the finish area.
Unfortunately his spare bike was missing and he then rode the last lap on a flat tyre yet still finished 28th overall and took second place in his age group; a superb performance.
Danny Fox was another casualty of the sticky mud which jammed up his bike and he was also forced onto two feet for half a lap, which spoilt his chances of a top end finish. Sophie Faulkner, Jake Blakemore and Beckie Keogh all worked hard in the tough conditions and finished further down the field.