National Youth Omnium Silver for Moir

Calum with winner, Jed Smithson and Finlay Tarling on the podium
Calum with winner, Jed Smithson and Finlay Tarling on the podium

Calum Moir claimed the first National medal of his career when he finished in 2nd place in the boys U14 category at the National Youth Omnium finals at Manchester on Sunday, thanks to his 2nd place in the TT and a fine win the scratch race. This is the second silver medal in a row for Welwyn in this event after Euan Woodliffe’s achievement last year.

Ellen Bennett (17th) and Tom Sharples (11th) also competed for Welwyn in this Elite field of youth riders, after qualifying in the regional heats earlier in the year.

Sunday was also the day for the penultimate round of the National Junior Road Race Series with the 75 mile Bath Road Club road race. Held on the Cublington circuit near Leighton Buzzard, this race has a stellar list of previous winners including Geraint Thomas, Luke Rowe and Alex Dowsett.

Archie Peet had one of the best rides of his career by bridging across to a 2-man break with just under 20 miles to go. The break of 6 riders had a lead of 30 seconds at the end with Archie finishing in 6th place, his highest placed National road result so far.

This coming weekend a huge contingent of Welwyn youth riders, families and supporters will heading to the Netherlands for the 6 day Assen Youth Tour Stage race.