Next stop worlds for Hugo

IT’s next stop the Worlds for new Junior National Champion Hugo Robinson who has been selected to represent Britain in the World Junior Championship at St Wendel in Germany next Saturday.

IT’s next stop the Worlds for new Junior National Champion Hugo Robinson who has been selected to represent Britain in the World Junior Championship at St Wendel in Germany next Saturday.

The Debenham youngster flies out the previous Wednesday as part of a five rider junior squad, larger than any other category in the UK team – a reflection of the international competitiveness of UK riders in this age group.

Having perfectly judged his training to peak at the National championships Robinson (XRT/Elmy Cycles) was not disappointed to finish fifth in the final round of the National Trophy series by Rutland Water in the Midlands. In fact the top five were all within three-quarters of a minute of winner Jack Clarkson (Pedalsport).

The Eastern League still had a winner at Rutland Water – Thetford MTB girl Imogen Buick finished her National Trophy campaign on a high note when she won the Under 16 Girl’s race. Buick and Alison Barnes (Palmer Park Velo) opened a gap on the rest, and presently Buick eased away to win by 31 seconds.


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The course which featured short sprints along grass straights between reverse-camber corners was ideal for Greg Simcock (Corley Cycles) who fits cycle racing into a busy work and family life by concentrating on short interval training. He was the highest-placed Eastern League senior, finishing 26th, ahead of Nathan Miller (XRT/Elmy Cycles, 30th) and Andy Nichols (Cambridge University, 33rd)

Nichols and Shaun Aldous (Extreme Sports Therapy) are tied on top of the senior Eastern League Championship and everything depends on the final round at Furze Hill, Mistley tomorrow.

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