Vitus-sponsored rider Matti Adair continued the defence of his Ulster Cyclocross League title over the weekend, finishing third on a rain soaked course in Larne.
Here’s Matti’s report from the race:
Vitus-sponsored rider Matti Adair continued the defence of his Ulster Cyclocross League title over the weekend, finishing third on a rain soaked course in Larne.Here’s Matti’s report from the race:
"This weekend was the third round of the Ulster Cyclocross League in Larne. The days leading up to the race were very wet and turned the course into a mud bath worse than the first round in Lurgan.
My race started badly when I had trouble clipping in – and when I did get in I was second behind Roger Aiken but passed him soon after. I bunnyhopped over the first set of boards but ran into the second one and had to get off and jump over it. Once I’d got back on the bike I noticed my chain was off so I got back off and fixed it.
After all this I was surprisingly still third as Roger had fallen off which caused a traffic jam at the board – lucky for me. But things just got worse from there as Roger quickly passed me and was away and I couldn’t stay with him at all. I was feeling bad but slogged on through the mud and was in second place until I was passed again. I couldn’t stay with them but they crashed, putting me into second again with a good gap.
However in the closing stages I was slowly being caught by John Bogues and then Roger came shooting past to lap me, which I was almost thankful for with how bad I was feeling. It was a demoralising race but I somehow managed to finish third which helped a bit on the overall – where I’m now in second place."