"I’m used to having a bad start, so I just had to be patient, I didn’t panic, I was just frustrated with myself that I made my job that much harder" - Katie Compton
Meanwhile, at the front, Wyman had things under control but she was unsure what was happening behind her. “Katie was nowhere to be seen and I was like: what do I do now? I started to shake of people but then she came past. I managed to follow her wheel for about hundred meters, but then she was off.”"
The biggest change from regional to elite racing, I noticed was the sheer speed. Straight away we were sprinting flat out for the first corner and fighting fiercely for the best positions. In retrospect, I wasn’t really ready for such an ‘aggressive’ start and the next time I looked up for air I was already pretty far back in the ranks of riders.
The course was challenging with lots of off camber turns and a rooty, wooded section which certainly slowed me down (even if it didn’t seem to affect Annie Simpson et al!). I got around incident-free and was pleased to survive my first elite race. I now have a pretty good idea of what I need to work on to be more competitive in the elite ranks.
So, for now, it’s onwards and upwards!"
— Stefan Wyman (@ds_stef)October 19, 2014
So, UCI, if you want to see your commission members driving nicer car, please please bring forward equal payouts. #PorscheNotLada— Stefan Wyman (@ds_stef)October 19, 2014
I really feel Stef wants a porsche, hmm how do i tell him its never gonna happen?!— Helen Wyman (@CXHelen) October 19, 2014
Love Helen and Stef!