JUNIOR national champion Harriet Harnden dominated the women’s event at the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League ninth round.

The Malvern teenager, returning to racing following a break, won by over four minutes.

Stourport Sports Club held a cyclo-cross race for the first time with a course based around their closed circuit cycle track organised by Wyre Forest.

Short banks and hard ground led to fast racing with one short muddy section forcing some riders to dismount.

Harnden, who finished fourth in the world under 23 championships last season, said: “It was my first race back after a break so it went better than I expected.

“I’ve just had three weeks off with a bit of riding so I just gave it my all from the start.

"It was definitely not the course I expected as there was a really muddy section in the middle.

“Coming out of the pits my gears decided not to work but I kept riding and they worked themselves out in the end.

“I am riding the York National Trophy next as I thought that would be a good one before the bigger races later in the season.”

The veterans' race for ages 40 to 50 saw Ed Moseley from Malvern Cycle Sport take third.