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Wisbech star Arthur knocks them for six in Belgium

PUBLISHED: 07:07 17 August 2017

Arthur Buckler in action in Belgium. Picture: Dixspixels

Arthur Buckler in action in Belgium. Picture: Dixspixels

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Wisbech Speed Skaters took a team of seven to Belgium for the Flanders Grand Prix European Cup meeting.

The event saw 567 skaters from 22 countries compete. The Wisbech team, headed by coaches Mike McInerney and Glenn Brown, joined 31 skaters from the UK. The three-day event kicked off with time trials on Friday, followed by gruelling long distance races around the 200m outdoor track in Ostend, finishing with road races and ong distance races on Sunday.

Cadet boys Flynn McGurk and Warren Eve improved their times in the 300m time trials, each 0.4 of a second quicker than their times at the British Championships.

Eight-year-old Arthur Buckler, the only UK skater to bring home gold medals, managed a clean sweep in all six of his races. Dad Matt said: “Super proud of the little fella. First place in every race of the weekend and has blown us away.”

The team were also joined by James Eve, Lucy and Eve McInerney.

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