Kate claims world cyclocross championship title
PUBLISHED: 11:10 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:10 10 January 2018
Former Clevedon and District Road Club member Kate Eedys became a world champion after victory in the Cyclocross World Masters Championship in Belgium.
Clevedon can claim its own cycling world champion following Kate Eedys (nee George) sensational victory in the Cyclocross World Masters Championship in Mol, Belgium.
Kate was crowned world champion following a convincing win in the 40-50 age category, beating the Slovakian silver medallist by a huge 51 seconds.
Kate, who attended Clevedon School and rode with the Clevedon and District Road Club, now races for Team Empella and is based in Derby.
As well as the world title, she has also completely dominated the UK national masters series winning the overall title with races to spare.
The cyclocross world masters is a one-off annual race, which for three years now has been held at the Mol circuit, which is famous for its sand sections.
Cycling world champions have the honour of wearing the iconic rainbow jersey which was proudly on display, along with the gold medal, when CDRC riders caught up with Kate.
Reflecting on the worlds win, Kate said: “The race itself was a complete unknown in terms of competition. I had a really good start from the line, managed to get a gap and gradually increased it.
“The course itself was pretty tough, some fast sections, but also a big proportion of it was sand. I had not done much sand riding, but managed to find some momentum to maintain my lead into the final lap and was delighted to win the coveted rainbow jersey.”
Everyone at Clevedon and District Road Club would like to pass on their congratulations to Kate for such a stellar season and wish her good luck in the upcoming national championships.