CLAIRE CLOSES IN ON FEGENTRI LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
Victorious in Duindigt in The Netherlands today, winning by a short head, is a fantastic result for Great Britain’s CLAIRE ALLEN as these vital 20 points awarded put her (with 123 points) only 8 points behind the current leader in the Fegentri Ladies World Championship, Germany’s Nadine Gratz (131 points). Many congratulations to Claire! This is a real achievement, particularly as Claire had to get herself fit to pass a concussion test after a particularly nasty fall point-to-pointing at Maisemore Park earlier in the season and also missed a trip to Norway in July having picked up a ban in Italy.
The nearest rivals for the title are Norway’s Cathrine Engebretse (97 points) and Switzerland’s Catherine Burri (95 points).
The final two ladies Fegentri races of the season will be run in Mauritius on 6th December where the new Fegentri Ladies World Champion will be crowned. Great Britain has never won the Ladies title in Fegentri’s entire history, although only last year Gemma Gracey-Davison was a gallant runner-up. Today’s win was Claire’s third Flat win of her career having been successful recently in Norway and France, and we are all wishing her well for some good rides in Mauritius.
Meanwhile, Great Britain’s IAN CHANIN is also doing well representing his nation for the gentlemen and is not without a chance of taking the Men’s Fegentri World Championship. This is a great achievement as Ian broke a bone in his foot in July which stopped him riding in Dieppe and also missed out on riding in Spain early in the season with no ride available. Ian has recently returned from a busy trip to the USA where he finished 2nd and 4th.
The men have four race dates remaining for the season: Italy (Merano) 27th September, Switzerland (Maienfeld) 11th October, Sweden (Taby) 18th October and Germany (Baden-Baden) 23rd October.
Ian currently lies 4th in the championship tables on 68 points with Andrew Doyle of Ireland 3rd with 83 points, France’s Florent Guy 2nd with 103 points and Germany’s Marian Weissmeier currently leading with 122 points.
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