My initial start wasn’t good; I went round the outside on the first corner and gained some places. That put me in the front 25, then I held my position round the first technical section, where all the mud was. I couldn’t see, it just came at you like a wave. An Italian went off the front, but by the first drop off I was in second spot. However I lost a few places and was down in 9th the 2nd lap. After a few sections on the road where I didn’t have a wheel to follow, that took a lot of effort and took a lot out of me.? I was satisfied with how the race went overall, I felt I had a real go, and played a part.
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In a nail biting Senior race, Wheelbase’s Rob Jebb justified his selection with a gutsy ride against the full time professionals from the Low Countries.? Jebb finished in 37th position, on the same lap as winner Erwin Vervecken, and three places behind new British champion Phil Dixon.? According to Jebb on the British Cycling website,
I knew it were gonna be hard on first couple of laps being at the back, as whoever crashes is just going to be right by you. After 2 laps I got into my own rhythm and just kept going, passing and passing and passing! I did as best as I could, I enjoyed it, it were brilliant.?