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Robinson rolls back the years in Euros
3:00pm Sunday 11th November 2012 in Sports View
STOURBRIDGE cyclo-cross star Louise Robinson continues to turn back the clock following two cracking rides at Ipswich over the weekend.
The 47-year-old finished a fabulous eighth when representing Great Britain in the European Championships at Chantry Park.
Not content with that, Robinson recovered in time to win the following day’s National Trophy Series race, destroying the field when coming home 43 seconds clear of her closest rivals after coping with appalling mudbath conditions.
She wasn’t the only Stourbridge Cycling Club rider on international duty as 18 year old Oldswinford School pupil Hannah Payton from Kingswinford came home in 17th spot in what was the highest calibre race of her career so far.
Victory went to GB’s Helen Whymark, who held off the challenge of Netherlands rider Sanne Van Paassen in a sprint finish.
Stourbridge Cycling Club Chairman Kevin Payton said: “It was a brilliant ride by Louise. She was by far the eldest rider taking part and she used all her vast experience to the full.”
The Payton family were out in full force at Ipswich for the National Trophy Series.
Hannah Payton finished ninth in the women’s race behind Robinson, while Kevin Payton came home ninth in the Veterans over 50 race.
His son Tom Payton was 20th in the senior men’s event.
All the Payton’s should be back in action at this weekend’s Inter Regional Championshsips when representing the West Midlands.
Fellow Stourbridge riders Anthony Neade also competes in the Youth’s race while Jayne Cheslin contests the Ladies event.