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Weekend racing round-up: Junior National Road Series and more!

Weekend racing round-up: Junior National Road Series and more!

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This weekend saw the second rounds of the Junior Open National Road Series over in Wales and the Youth Circuit Series at Hog Hill, while abroad we had British wins in track, road and mountain bike.

Cadence Road Race

William Salter (Team Wales) took the win in the second round of the Junior Open National Road Series in Wales.

A tight sprint finish saw Salter take the win in the Wye Valley from a two-up sprint against Elliot Rowe (Scotland). It was a battle for the bronze medal position, as Nathan Smith (Prologue Racing Team), Theo Anderson (Team Inca Juniors) and Oscar Nisbet (trainSharp Development Team) sprinted up the final climb, with Smith taking the final podium place.

You can find the full results here.

Hog Hill GP

Gabriella McHugh (VC Londres) and Leon Atkins (258 Protege) took the under-16 wins in the Hog Hill GP as part of the second round of the Youth Circuit Series, while Katie Robertson (Clifton CC) and Billy Ladle ( took the under-14 victories.

McHugh beat Phoebe Taylor (ESV Manchester) and Seren Thomas (Maindy Flyers CC) in a tight sprint finish, while Atkins took a solo victory by almost a minute to secure the open win. Beeston CC teammates Thomas Brennan and Sam Martin rounded off the podium in second and third.

In the under-14 girls, Robertson soared to the win in a bunch finish, with Aisling Charlesworth (Fibrax Fenwicks Wrexham CC) and Lauren Fox (Mid Devon CC) taking second and third, respectively. Behind Ladle in the under-14 open category, Finlay Burns (Maindy Flyers CC) claimed second place as Andrew Levinson (Edinburgh RC) finished in third.

Amstel Gold Race

Tom Pidcock stormed to the win at Amstel Gold Race in a four-up sprint finish, while Pfeiffer Georgi came in fourth in dramatic sprint in the women’s race, where Anna Henderson finished 11th.

Watch Tom’s epic finish here.

Tom Pidcock

UCI Mountain Bike Cross-country World Cup, Brazil

Evie Richards took an aggressive victory in Brazil at the women’s UCI Mountain Bike Cross-country World Cup in the short track discipline.

Evie powered away from the field to take a solo victory after chasing down attacks the entire wrap. The British champion’s winning move came on the fifth lap, attacking over Kate Courtney to take a clear win with seconds to spare.

Watch Evie’s winning moment here.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege U23

Joe Blackmore won Liege-Bastogne-Liege U23 over the weekend, attacking on the final climb of the Cote de Bolland with 5.5km remaining to finish five seconds ahead of the field.

Joe added to his already successful season, having won stages of the Tour du Rwanda, Tour de Taiwan and Circuit des Ardennes.

Track Nations Cup

UCI Track Nations Cup, Milton

The final round of the UCI Track Nations Cup in Canada saw the Great Britain Cycling Team secure five golds, one silver and two bronzes.

Katie Archibald took three golds in Milton, starting with the women’s team pursuit alongside Meg Barker, Josie Knight, Anna Morris and Jess Roberts, before slinging to gold in the women’s Madison with Neah Evans, and rounding off her hattrick in a dominant omnium performance.

The men’s team pursuit of Dan Bigham, Ethan Hayter, Charlie Tanfield, Ethan Vernon and Ollie Wood showed off their European champion skinsuits for the first time and also took the gold, with Hayter going on to take his second gold of the weekend in the omnium.

Jack Carlin, Ed Lowe and Hamish Turnbull claimed the silver medal in the men’s team sprint after lightning quick performances, with Carlin going on to take the bronze in the men’s keirin.

Mark Stewart also put on an entertaining performance in the men’s elimination race, taking another bronze for the team.

You can catch up on all the action from Friday, Saturday and Sunday.