Dan Fleeman has been British National U23 Road Race Champion and twice British Hill Climb Champion; and now he’s gone and won another national title – the British Cross Country Marathon Mountain Bike Championship.
We’d been meaning to speak to him about his new title for ages but needed our memories jogged; so he came up with eighth place in the Beaumont Trophy road race putting him among the UCI Euro Tour points
And then – he placed 14th in the British Elite Road Race Championship.
As the likes of Garmin’s David Millar headed for the showers (and Tour non-selection), our ‘just for fun mountain biker’ kept in the wheels and was one of only 19 finishers in another ‘Sky slaughter’ at the Nationals.
Yes, Dig Deep Coaching’s former DFL, AN Post, Cervelo and Raleigh pro Dan Fleeman is back in the mix – but he’s a man who’s won the Tour of the Pyrennes and jousted with the best on the Madonna del Ghisallo in the Tour of Lombardy so the hills around Abergavenny weren’t going to be too much of a challenge – even if Peter Kennaugh and Ben Swift were turning the screw.