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Llewellyn Kinch – Two Wins from 13 Starts in Belgian Kermises

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Our man with his finger on the Flanders pulse, Vik, first tipped us off about this gentleman at the end of the 2011 season. Llewellyn Kinch was getting up there on the Belgian results websites and onto Vik’s radar.

Here are the background questions we asked, from the end of the 2011 season.

Llewellyn Kinch
Llewellyn Kinch.

Did you race much in the UK before heading for the Heartland, Llewellyn?

“I did my first couple of races in 2007, having been given a bike for my 16th birthday.

“I was intending to do a bit more the next season but in April I managed to snowboard into a pretty large sign and wrapped my leg around one of its posts.

“I snapped my tibia and fibula so that was that season over.

“I raced my first full season in 2009 with GWR team and have continued to race with them until this year.

“They are a team aiming to develop UK riders and give them experience racing abroad, as they did for me.

“I won a few University National Track and Time Trial Championships in the UK but not that much else.”

What’s a Cambridge University student doing racing in Flanders, and why Belgium, not France?

“Well, I graduated this June and GWR Team had formed a link with Terra Footwear-Bic