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Grant Ferguson U23 CX champ for Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team

Grant Ferguson had a great start to the 2013 season for his new Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team, winning the U23 CX national title. Teammate Marek Konwa also won the Polish National Champion title in the Elite Men category.

Grant Ferguson, newcomer to the Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team, won the U23 CX National title, overcoming a brave ride by defending champion Steven James and an aggressive performance from Ben Sumner who finished third. It was Kenta Gallagher (also a new recruit to the Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team) who made the first impression on the race, leading the charge away from the start with Nick Barnes, Adam Martin and Ferguson close behind. By the end of the 2nd lap a six rider group had formed, including Ferguson. It was Ben Sumner who finally broke up the race with a big effort at the start of the 4th lap. Ferguson was the only rider to go with him. With the bell approaching, Ferguson finally made his move and he broke clear, able to stretch his lead to around half a minute at the finish line, as he claimed his first national CycloCross title. Kenta Gallagher finished in a strong 6th place on 1.35.

Grant Ferguson: “I’m really pleased. This has been a big target for me. Since the MTB season has stopped I’ve been working to get faster and improve a few things. It was a really tight race and then it split up a couple of times. I had a few little goes and someone got away, so I just went for it on the last lap and a half.”

Scottish based clothing sponsor Endura, who is the official cycle clothing sponsor of Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team for 2013 and 2014, will also no doubt have been pretty pleased.

Pic of the Day: Kenta Gallagher, Scottish CX champ

Kenta Gallagher, Castle Douglas 2009

Kenta Gallagher, Castle Douglas 2009, photo by backroom.angel on flickr

This image shows Kenta Gallagher, the young Scottish bike racer, a crit in Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire in 2009. Kenta is better known as an XC mountain bike racer, and he is backed by British Cycling and the Braveheart Fund to race around the world. He won the Scottish cyclocross series in 2009. He’s @Kentagallagher on twitter.