Great Britain made their mark on a jam-packed day of racing following the rescheduling of Saturday’s events due to bad weather in Pont-Château, France.
The Great Britain team took the extreme weather in their stride and closed out the weekend in style, with Zoe Backstedt taking the under-23 women’s title, and Cam Mason and Cat Ferguson adding silver medals to their collections in the elite men’s and junior women’s races, respectively. Elite men
Cam Mason gave a career-defining performance to become the first ever Brit to stand on the UEC Cyclo-cross European Championship podium, with a well-earned silver medal win. The race began at a ferocious pace, which saw Mason in 10 th place and team-mate Thomas Mein in 12 th . By the third lap, on a very muddy course, the Brits found themselves in a large chase group around 21 seconds behind the leader.
Heading into the second half of the race, Mason looked to make his mark, working hard to close the gap to the leader, joining a smaller group just 15 seconds down. By the sixth lap, the young rider had really stepped up his game to break away from the group, closing the gap on race leader Michael Vanthourenhout to just 13 seconds. As the final lap came into view, and unphased by the treacherous conditions, Mason was clear of being caught and managed to get the gap down to just seven seconds, crossing the line in second place to earn a fantastic silver medal.