16th Oct, 2019

Beth inspired to keep pushing after Worlds experience

BETH CRUMPTON admitted she was far from disappointed after finishing 26th in the World Cyclo Cross Championships in Denmark.

The 24-year-old from Redditch, racing in her second senior world champs, was the third British rider home in the elite women’s race as the wet and muddy conditions in Borgense proved particularly demanding.

Crumpton said: “I was relatively happy with the result; it was the best I could do on the day with the prep I’ve had!

“This year’s race was very fast. It rained just before our race too making it extra slippy and muddy, but I’m happy with how I raced, racing to my strengths.

“The crowds in Denmark were great to race in front of and the British support was mega.

“The quality of the women’s elite field is incredibly high and our race was one of the most exciting all weekend. It inspires me to develop and improve ready for next season, which I’m looking forward to already.”

Nikki Brammeier led the Brits home in eight with Helen Wyman 15th and Crumpton 26th.

Unlike some of her competitors who are full-time athletes, University of Worcester student Crumpton fits her gruelling training around lectures and writing assignments, as well as part-time work.

Crumpton, who is in the third year of a sport business management degree at the University of Worcester, said she was proud to represent Team GB among the very best in the world.

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