From everyone at the team, we want to wish Claire Thomas a quick return to health after a nasty accident while training in Belgium yesterday.
She was knocked off while riding on the bike path.
We hope to see you back with the team and smiling very soon.
Claire has written her latest blog following the Commonwealth Games for the Braveheart fund.
You can read it by following this link.
After 4 local cyclo-cross races in Belgium last year, I had a little taster and decided I wanted to taste a bit more. So the plan was to have an easier first local cyclocross race on the Saturday followed by a more hardcore UCI race on the Sunday in Luxembourg. But as usual nothing goes quite to plan. Saturday was like riding in a mud bath about 5 mount/dismounts of the bike per lap- and that was without planks!! Needless to say I had to go really deep just to try and stay away from my rivals. My mud riding skills were passable but my mounting and dismounting were rather too amateurish! But I managed to secure a win with my power.
Claire Thomas by Bart Hazen
After cleaning my only cross bike, cleaning my shoes and stuffing them with new paper in preparation for the next day of racing, then putting my clothes on to wash, I was hungry, hungry. But- no I couldn’t go and carbo load yet…I had to unblock my washing machine filter which was full of mud, small twigs and leaves after my not so efficient mud washing off session with the jet wash after the race. Continue reading
Here is a link to Filles a Velo with a new article on Claire Thomas and her start in Cyclo-Cross.
If you haven’t looked at the site before, it’s well worth a look!!