BROTHERS Joe and Dan Fox were both selected to represent West Midlands at the national inter-area cyclocross championships.
For Solihull CC rider Dan, aged just 14, this was another opportunity to compete in the U16 age group to see if he could consolidate the two top 10 places already this year at national level.
Once again he proved his metal finishing in ninth place, only denied a higher place by several crashes on the penultimate lap.
Elder brother Joe was selected to race in the senior category, despite only being 16. This was his first race against seniors and under 23 cyclists but he showed no signs of nerves finishing in an outstanding eighth position, and was the first under 23 cyclist across the line.
West Midlands team captain Liam Killeen won the race and with Joe in eighth and two more team mates in the top 20 the West Midlands won the inter-area title.