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Road Race results

The youth weekend round up June 6-7th

A number of the Wheelers youth riders raced in the well attended British Cycling Youth circuit event at Hillingdon on Saturday. The age related races all had large field and most of the races came down to a massive bunch sprint for the top places.

In the under 12 boys event Joe Kiely was in a the leading group early in the race but the  group was reeled in and he finished in the main field.

Sam Asker and Ollie Stockwell rode strongly in the under 14 boys race and the final result went down to a massive bunch sprint in which they outside the top six. Best result of the day was Josie Griifin who was sixth in the Under 14 girls race with a strong finish in a tough field.

The under 16 boys race was also decided in a bunch sprint for the main field as the high pace throughout the race made it difficult for any breakaway groups to be successful – Will Raymond  and Michael Parry finished in the main bunch. Lauren Murphy was 10th in the under 16 girls event after the event was restarted following a crash with nine laps remaining.

On Sunday three of the Wheelers youth riders travelled to Essex for the Mud Sweat and Gears Mountain bike race – Ollie Stockwell was 4th while Lauren Higham and  Imogen Chastell were second and third placed girls in the youth event.

Tom Sharples won the under 12 race in the ‘Herts Tour’ circuit race at Watford on Sunday on a small but tricky course at the Building Research Centre.

Hillingdon GP 31st May

Three Welwyn Wheelers riders rode in the Hillingdon GP races on Sunday

Photos can be found HERE credit Huw Williams

Gaia Casciello rode the in the main event of the day a 2 hour  Women’s Team Series  race with 86 ladies on the start line, the majority of whom were in trade teams.
They were lucky with the weather & it stayed dry for the race & the sun came out sporadically – although there were plenty of punctures due to the earlier heavy rain

Gaia had a fantastic ride staying with the bunch the whole race – she said of the race…
“I felt the race went really well & it was an amazing experience to be in such a big bunch.
I was really nervous before the race as I was scared I would get dropped as there were so many elite riders in the field.
I managed to keep with the bunch the whole way through & finished alongside Lucy Harper”

John Armstrong raced in the 3/4 Mens Support Race – placed 16th
Rebecca Maynard raced in the 3/4 Women’s Support Race – the winner lapped the field & as she went by Rebecca missed the split & came in 14th having ridden a strong race through out in miserable wet & windy conditions. Clare Fisk was also in the 3/4 women’s race we are awaiting the result.

Hog Hill 30th May 2015

There was some good racing at Hog Hill on Saturday.

More photos can be found on our FB page HERE

Joe Kiely started the ball rolling with a second in the U12 race, just pipped in the sprint to the line.

In the U14 boys, Jamie Dene, Ollie Stockwell and Sam Asker all rode well near the front of the race throughout, keeping the pace high, but it came down to a sprint up the hill on the last lap, with Jamie taking second, Sam fourth and Ollie close behind.

In the U14 girls, Lauren Higham and Imogen Chastell were in a 4 girl lead group. One girl got away towards the end leaving Lauren and Imogen to take second and fourth respectively on the sprint for the line.

In the U16 girls, Millie Gage rode with U14 rider Josie Griffin. Both were in a small lead group and this time Mille won the sprint, with Josie an excellent third.

Finally in the youth races, Michael Parry and Nathan Blackmore started. Nathan had a terrible start, unable to clip in and spent the entire race chasing, picking off stragglers, but unable to close on the bunch. Michael rode well, making a couple of attempts to break away, but no one was able to make a break stick and it came down to a large bunch sprint, with Michael take fourth.

Michael then stayed on to race the Cat 3 race without the hill, 3 hours later. There were many attacks and Michael chose the right one to bridge to, forming a group of 4 who worked hard together for lap after lap to ease out a 15 second lead, in the process catching, passing and then lapping the Cat E12 race that started ahead of them. The peleton finally gave up the chase with 2 laps to go, leaving the 4 to sprint it out. Michael had nothing left and cruised in to take a hard earned fourth.

Bob Parry

Junior Women’s Race at Woodbridge

Junior Women’s Race at Woodbridge last week. A small field meant that Gaia and Rebecca were only racing for three points for the win. The field rapidly thinned to five with both of the girls in. With three of the very long laps to go Gaia punctured but with the aid of a formula one’ish wheel change she got going again but some way behind. There then followed a super human effort to get back to the field, with the aid of Rebecca refusing to take a turn in the bunch. At the end the long sprint with a strong tail wind proved too much with both girls spinning out their Junior gear. Gaia finished third and Rebecca fifth.

Colchester Rovers Youth & Junior GP 25th May 2015

From left to right Joe Kiely, Jamie Dene, Ollie Stockwell, Lauren Higham and Will Raymond. Photos by Julie Dene.

 More photos can be found HERE

Great win for Joe Kiely at Colchester today in the under 12’s with a lead of half a lap, He started of very strong and quickly took a sizeable lead. He found a slippery corner half way through but kept the bike in control. Around 3 laps to the end of the race Joe came off the bike hurting his hip and elbow, he got back on and still managed a lead of half a lap to win.

Well done to Ollie Stockwell and Jamie Dene in the Under 14 Boys  a fantastic race. Both  leading from start to finish, whittling down a lead group of four to a final sprint just between Ollie and Jamie. Ollie won by half a wheel to take the top step of the podium and Jamie second.

Well done to Lauren 1st under 14 Girls and 3rd in the under 16. A tough race, Lauren didn’t have the best of starts, struggling to clip in off the start line. She recovered well throughout the first two laps and was soon hunting down the second placed under 16 rider. Unfortunately the effort began to show and she didn’t quite have the pace to get past her before the finish.

Great Race for Will Raymond in the Under 16 Boys.  A very strong competition with lots of tactics taking place. Will fought for his place gaining several seconds in the last lap from the people behind to come in 2nd.

2nd Claim-WW Racer Daniel Maynard took part in the Junior Race. A field of 11 set off for the fifty minute race and was soon thinned down to six to compete the last quarter of the race. A strong attack from Ex – WW Racer Laurence Kirby saw the field ‘sit up’ leaving Dan the only person interested in chasing him down. This he did but at considerable expense leaving him unable to contend the final sprint to the line, leaving him in sixth place.