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Lichfield rider Toby Barnes continues bright start to West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League season

Lichfield City CC rider Toby Barnes maintained his strong start to the season with a win in round three of the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League.

Toby Barnes. Pic: David Perry

Toby Barnes. Pic: David Perry

The man-made banks at Liveridge Hill provided a tough event for the competitors, with rain adding to the test by creating muddy conditions.

Barnes said: “When we arrived at the course it seemed really muddy but by the time we raced it had completely dried out.

“It was a tough course with the banks and I went hard from the start and got a gap so kept pushing on from there.

“I was a bit annoyed last week as I crashed which allowed Lewis Askey to get a away from me so it was nice to get a second win.”

There was more joy for Lichfield as Daniel Barnes finished as the second junior.

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