Youth national omnium champions crowned at Lee Valley VeloPark

Youth national omnium champions crowned at Lee Valley VeloPark

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Henry Hobbs, Erin Boothman, Daniel Davies and Katie Lawson were crowned champions at the National Youth Omnium Championships at Lee Valley VeloPark in London.

National Youth Omnium Championships

The final of the National Youth Omnium Championships saw the top 24 riders of each category from the series standings qualifying to take part in the finals and battle it out to be overall series national champion.

Erin Bootman (East Kilbride Road Club) won an incredible national title in a tight competition that came down to the final event in the Youth A girls’ category. Aggressive racing saw numerous attacks in the points race, with Evie Smith (Shibden Cycling Club) and Phoebe Taylor (ESV Manchester) attacking the pack. With numerous splits in the group, Abigail Miller (Clifton CC) tried to capitalise on a lull in the race and attacked, without luck. Smith held on to take second, while Miller finished in a commendable third place.

Henry Hobbs (Welwyn Wheelers CC) was crowned the winner in the Youth A boys’ category, just one week after claiming the national title in the National Youth Circuit Championships. Consistency was key throughout, with Hobbs winning two of the five events in a fierce battle with Rory Gravelle (Velo Myrddin CC) and Harrison Dainty (Cystic Fibrosis Race). Hobbs eventually moved clear overall, with minor placings in the sprint race enough to be crowned the national champion.

In the Youth B girls’ category, Katie Lawson (Secret-Training CC) was trailing going into the final race but managed to secure her fourth win out of the five events to take the national title. In the final race, Lawson gained points in each of the six bonus laps to storm to the lead ahead of Grace Upshall (Poole Wheelers) and Rose Lewis (Halesowen A & CC) in second and third, respectively.

Daniel Davies (Maindy Flyers) had a consistent day, winning the elimination race and placing well in the keirin and scratch race, to take the Youth B boys’ national title. Samuel Price (Beeston Cycling Club) can count himself unlucky after winning three of the five disciplines on the day but coming up just short in the points race, giving him the silver overall. Finlay Storrie (Maindy Flyers) had a storming points race which meant he finished third overall.

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Youth A Boys

  1. Henry Hobbs (Welwyn Wheelers CC)
  2. Rory Gravelle (Velo Myrddin CC powered by Y Beic)
  3. Harrison Dainty (Cystic Fibrosis Race)

Youth A Girls

  1. Erin Boothman (East Kilbride Road Club)
  2. Evie Smith (Shibden Cycling Club)
  3. Abigail Miller (Clifton CC)

Youth B Boys

  1. Daniel Davies (Maindy Flyers)
  2. Samuel Price (Beeston Cycling Club)
  3. Finlay Storrie (Maindy Flyers)

Youth B Girls

  1. Katie Lawson (Secret Training CC)
  2. Grace Upshall (Poole Wheelers)
  3. Rose Lewis (Halesown A & C)

Junior Men's National Road Series: Round 6, Bath Road Club

Will Gilbank (Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club) won Bath Road Club's junior men's road race in the sixth round of the National Series in Leighton Buzzard.

Gilbank powered to victory ahead of Calum Moir (Zappi Racing Team) and Lewis Tinsley (Beeston Cycling Club) in a bunch sprint, having completed 115km of the course.

Riders will take to the seventh round of the series on 18-20 August for the Tour of the Mendips.