2014 British Cycling Junior and Youth National Track Championships schedule
Published: 8 August 2014
Joseph Truman won his first gold of the 2014 British Cycling Junior and Youth National Track Championships with an impressive victory in the junior male keirin on Thursday.
I-Team Cyclists' Club rider Truman crossed the line ahead of Max Nethell of Performance Cycle Coaching in second and Sportcity Velo’s Thomas Rotherham in third.
He had earlier qualified in first through his qualification heat at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
The 17-year-old, who competed for Great Britain in July’s UEC European Junior and Under-23 Track Championships, had won kilo bronze on Wednesday.
There was also a first gold for Charlotte Broughton in the under-16 female pursuit. MG Decor’s Broughton completed the 2000m in 2:31.471 to defeat RST’s Jessica Roberts who finished in 2:35.800.
Broughton displayed her endurance by improving on her earlier qualification ride, which was the fastest of the 20-rider field in 2:31.531.
The pattern of first gold medals continued in the junior male points race as BH-Solidor-WAM Youth’s Tristan Robbins came out on top over 100 laps (25km).
Robbins collected 68 points over 10 sprints with Matthew Gibson (46 points) of Velocity WD-40 and HARIBO Beacon’s Joe Evans (24 points) in second and third respectively.
Grace Garner won her second gold in the 10-kilometre junior female scratch race. Grace, the younger sister of double junior road world champion Lucy, had already triumphed in Tuesday’s points race and again showed her talent for bunch racing.
Bush Healthcare’s Ellie Coster was second with Solihull’s Lucy Shaw third.
Fred Wright’s second gold of the five-day meeting came in the under-16 male scratch race.
Wright, 15, won the individual pursuit and stated his intent in the bunch race by qualifying in first in the final heat.
He replicated the result in the final over 40 laps (10km) as Bush Healthcare’s Rhys Britton took silver and Velocity WD-40’s Reece Wood third.
The championships conclude on Friday.