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Cycling Results – Welwyn Wheelers‏

Round 4 of the London Area Omnium series was run at a very sunny Herne Hill on Sunday and the Wheelers achieved some great results in a number of the age related categories.

Josie Griffin and Millie Gage took the top two podium places in the Under 16 girls group while Will Raymond finished 5th in the tough and very competitive under 16 boys events.

Oli Stockwell and Joe Kiely were 5th and 7th in the under 14 group.
The rising star of the day was Euan Woodlife who won the under 12 event in a race long battle with Matti Dodd the winner of the Wheelers Omnium – the final result went down to the last race of the day with Euan taking enough sprint points in the final points race to clinch victory.


There were a good number of the Wheelers riders in the under 10 group – Dylan Starkey was third, Tom Dixon 6th and Finn Woodliffe 9th.

The results in the 4 Omnium events – Lee Valley, Welwyn, Preston Park and Herne Hill – were combined and the top 5 riders in the under 16 and under 14 groups gained qualification for the National Final which will be held in Cardiff in July.

Will Raymond, Josie Griffin, Millie Gage and Imogen Chastell have all qualified for the Final – a great result for the club and congratulations to them all. Eaun Woodlife tied for first place overall with Matti Dodd in the Under 12 series and was disappointed to learn that BC had decided that there would be no National Final for the under 12 riders this year.

Other weekend results – Ellie Cadzow was 3rd, Caia Casciello 7th and Claire Fisk 14th in a Womens road race in Cranfield. Cadzow added a 2nd place in the Peterborough 10 mile time trial on Saturday and Annabel Sill came 3rd.

Lauren Higham was first juvenile and fastest lady rider in the North Road CC 25 mile time trial on Saturday in a PB of 1-10-31. Also, in her first 25 mile TT event, Anneke Prins completed the same 25 mile TT in 1:14:30.

Weekend Track Results

On Saturday the Welwyn Wheelers hosted Round 2 of the London Youth Track Omnium series at Gosling Sports. A massive entry of 138 riders had entered for the event covering the under 16, under 14, under 12 and under 10 age groups with each group competing in five cycle race disciplines.

Racing in the under 16 group was incredible fast and was dominated by the Team Corley – Ethan Vernon and Theo Modell taking the top two places overall. Wheelers Will Raymond put in a strong series and finished in 4th spot in the 30+ field. Tom Durkin was 14, Sam Asker 15th, Nathan Blackmore 22nd and Joe Bennett 26th. The under 16 girls proved to be a battle between Millie Gage, Josie Griffin and Alice Matravers who won the first Omnium at the Olympic park. After the completion of the five events it was Alice Matravers, followed by Josie Griffin and Millie Gage to take the top three podium places. Wheelers Lauren Higham and Elspeth Grace were 8th and 12th. Eleanor McCardle was 14th.

In the strong under 14 category Olli Stockwell was in contention throughout and finished 5th with Tom Sharples 19th and Michael Sumner 25th. VC Londres took the top three podium places Imogen Chastell rode in the under 14 girls events and was pleased with her 5th place overall with a series of positive performances Euan Woodliffe was on good form in the large under 12 boys category – he won the one lap time trial by two seconds and followed up with top places in the remaining events to finish in second place overall. Max Jackson was 12th and Toby Brown 20th. In the under 10 category Dylan Starkey 4th, Rupert Cavill 9th and Fin Woodliffe 10th.

A tough day for both the riders and the Wheelers race team in the hot conditions with the race programme lasting over 6 hours. A well organised and successful event run by a strong team.

The following day Round 3 of the Omnium was held at the newly re-opened Preston park track in Brighton however a number of riders opted out two days of competitive racing plus the travel and the entry list was less than the record numbers at the Welwyn event. (5 riders had entered the event but only 77 riders raced in the Omnium.

Six Welwyn riders travelled to the third round of the Youth Omnium Series . Racing was run in perfect conditions and four Welwyn riders secured podium positions on another highly competitive days racing.

Leading the way was Josie Griffin taking second in the U16 Girls category with strong Devil, Scratch and Points races. Millie Gage was 10th U16 Girl.

Imogen Chastell was third U14 Girl, strong Scratch, Sprint and Points performances securing her a podium place.

William Raymond was also third in the U16 Boys Category, with good Devil and Sprint placings backed by a good Points race..

Sam Asker also impressed to finish tenth in the U16 boys, with seventh place in the Scratch race the highlight.

In the U12 Category Euan Woodliffe continued his impressive form to take second place. His fastest category Time Trial time of the day was followed by fine performances in the Scratch and the Sprint.


Lee Valley Youth Omnium – Round 1

The Wheelers youth riders were out in force to ride in the British Cycling Youth Omnium series at the Lee Valley Velodrome on Saturday. The 5 event Omnium consists of a Time Trial, Elimination race, Sprint, scratch and Points race with placings in each event to count. The combined results of all four meetings will be added together and the top five riders in each age group will qualify for the final in Cardiff in July. The next two rounds will be at Gosling Sports Park on Saturday May 7th and the following day at Brighton.
The final results from Lee Valley are awaited.

Will Raymond finished 3rd in the tough and highly competitive under 16 Boys category in a field of 28 riders with a good set of results – the winner was ex Wheelers Ethan Vernon who won all five races.

The Wheelers had four riders in the 20 rider under 16 girls group with Josie Griffin and Millie Gage being placed second and third in this group.

Oli Stockwell had a tough time in the under 14 category – he was second in the opening 1Km time trial but an error by the race officials saw him taken out in lap 3 of the elimination race – his name was displayed on the overhead board so he left the track. He was in the front of the race but the officials put up the wrong number on the board so he was eliminated. He fought back to take 3rd spot in the scratch race and with positive rides in the Kieren and points events he eventually finished 5th overall but was disappointed to have been wrongly eliminated in race 2 when in a good position to finish in the top three overall.

Imogen Chastell took a fine 6th place in the under 14 girls category and Euan Woodliffe was 4th in the under 12 boys event
Final results from the Lee Valley event will be published later


The Wheelers on Road and Track

Michael Parry and Ben Smith put up some good performances and results in the Herne Hill ‘season opener’ on Saturday. Both rode in the senior B category. In the opening scratch event Ben Smith was second while Michael finished second in the elimination race followed by Michael first with Ben second in the Points race.

In the final 20 lap scratch Ben was 3rd and Michael 5th.

At the Velo Park also on Saturday the Wheelers girl racers were on good form at the Full Gas Cycling event – Imogen Chastell won the Under 14 girls race while Millie Gage was victorious in the Under 16 girls category . Unfortunately Josie Griffin punctured in the final lap when in contention for a top position.

Elspeth Grace and Lauren Higham were both in the U16 girls event and all in contention for top positions throughout as there was a seven girl bunch. Lauren was the main protagonist in trying to form a breakaway along with Elspeth but the efforts they put in were constantly frustrated by being closed down in the strong windy conditions. Lauren got away twice but was brought back but still contested the sprint with Millie, Elspeth and two other girls and were just behind the lead three in the final sprint with Lauren in 4th and Elspeth in 5th.

Sam Asker also had a good race in U16 boys but was frustrated by team tactics from other clubs working against his valiant efforts to get away from the bunch.

Ollie Stockwell was second in the U14 after breaking away in a group of three with Joe Kiely coming in 7th with the bunch. Sammy Gage was 12th and Ben Griffin 16th.

Jenna Miles was also third in the U14 girls which is a fantastic result in only her second U14 race.

Finally, the four race Milton Keynes series has now been completed – Ollie Stockwell won the under 14 boys group and Will Raymond won the under 16 series.