Road: Isle of Man Youth Tour latest

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Location: Douglas, Isle of Man
Event: 3-5 May 2013
Report and Photos: Richard Allen


Stage Three

The third and final stage of the Isle of Man Youth Tour – part of the National Youth Circuit Race Series - was held on a closed road circuit on Ramsey seafront on Sunday.

Youth D&E riders covered three laps (a total of 7.2km); Youth C five laps (12km); Youth A&B Girls eight laps (19.2km); Youth B Boys eight laps (19.2km); and Youth A Boys 14 laps (33.6km).

Joe Holt (Team Wales) timed his sprint to perfection to win the final stage of the Youth A Boys race ahead of Fabian Brennan (Velocity/WD 40) and Ellis Kirkbride. But Joseph Fry (RST Racing Team) finished in the bunch which was enough for him to secure overall victory. Holt was second on GC at 3 seconds and Joey Walker (RST Racing Team) third at 7 seconds.

Grace Garner (RST Racing Team) won in a sprint finish in the Youth A Girls race with Eleanor Dickinson (Beacon Wheelers) in second and Lucy Harper (Welwyn Wheelers CC) in third. Megan Barker (Team Wales) held on to her GC lead to finish the tour 13 seconds ahead of Abby-Mae Parkinson (RST Racing Team) and 24 seconds clear of Elizabeth Holden (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man).

William Turnbull (Tyneside Vagabonds CC) won the final stage of the Youth B Boys race. Rhys Britton (Cardiff JIF) was second and Daniel Tulett (Hargroves Cycles RT/Specialized) was third. Tulett, the leader going into the last stage, retained the yellow jersey with Harry Yates ((Lichfield City CC) 1m 28s back in second place and Harry Hardcastle (Jedi Cycle Sport) third at 1m 58s.

Jessica Roberts (Towy Riders) made it three wins out of three to complete a perfect weekend of racing winning the third stage in the Youth B Girls race three seconds clear of Lowri Thomas (Abergavenny Road Club) and Sophie Williams (Cardiff JIF). On GC Roberts was 2m 06s ahead of Thomas with Connie Hurton (Beacon Wheelers) third at 6m 15s.

There was another hat-trick of wins in the Youth C Boys race with Lewis Askey (Lichfield City CC) breaking clear to win alone 35 seconds ahead of Ben Tulett (Hargroves Cycles RT-Specialized) and Matti Egglestone (Beacon Wheelers). On GC Tulett was second at 1m 30s and Owain Roberts (Towy Riders) third at 1m 41s.

Nicole Clarke (Birkenhead North End CC) won stage three in the Youth C Girls category and secured overall victory. Elena Smith was second on the stage six seconds behind the winner. Emily Bridson (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) was third at 34 seconds. Clarke won by 26 seconds on GC from Smith with Bridson third at 4m 15s.

In the Youth D Boys race Ben Askey (Lichfield City CC) won stage three five seconds ahead of Joshua Tarling (West Wales Cycle Racing Team) and 40 seconds clear of third placed Bevan Smith (Maindy Flyers Youth CC). Tarling was the overall winner finishing 14 seconds ahead of Askey and 1m 13s ahead of Smith.

The 1-2-3 order on stage three in the Youth D Girls race was the same as the first two stages. Libby Smith (Matlock CC) finished 8 seconds ahead of Isabella Escalera (Hillingdon Slipstreamers) with Darcy Cain (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) third at 2m 11s. On GC Smith was 24s ahead of Escalera and 3m 52s clear of Cain.

In the Youth E Boys race Daniel Wylie-Morris (Abergavenny Road Club) made it three wins out of three with Niall Colquitt (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) in second and Finlay Tarling (West Wales Cycle Racing Team) in third at 23 seconds. On GC Wylie-Morris was 35 seconds ahead of Colquitt and 1m 23s ahead of Tarling.

Awen Roberts (Towy Riders) made it three wins out of three in the Youth E Girls category with Mairi Harrison (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) 1m 58s back in second and Chloe Comaish (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) at 2m 37s in third. On GC Roberts was 3m 35s ahead of Harrison, with Comaish third at 6m 42s.

 

Stage two

Stage two in the youth categories was held on a closed road circuit in Marown on Saturday afternoon with riders racing on a tough course suited to climbers in the Sleepwell Hotels Isle of Man Youth and Junior Tour, part of the British Cycling National Youth Circuit Race Series.

Youth D&E riders covered just under half a lap - a distance of 3.2km. Youth C riders did two laps (14.5km); Youth A&B Girls four laps (28.9km); Youth B Boys four laps (28.9km); and Youth A Boys five laps (36.2km).

Joseph Fry (RST Racing Team) made it two wins out of two in the Youth A Boys category, but only just. After taking victory in the prologue, Fry just edged out Karl Baillie (Witham Wheelers Cycling Club) in a sprint for the line. Joey Walker (RST Racing Team) was third in the same time. Fry goes into the final stage with a two second advantage over Walker with Luke Morgan (CC Luton) in third at 4 seconds.

Megan Barker (Team Wales) won the Youth A Girls category finishing three seconds ahead of Abby-Mae Parkinson (RST Racing Team) in second, and 19 seconds clear of Elizabeth Holden (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) in third. Prologue winner Charlotte Broughton (MG Decor) was fourth and 1m 19s behind Barker. On GC Barker leads Parkinson by 6 seconds and Holden by 20 seconds.

Daniel Tulett (Hargroves Cycles RT-Specialized) won stage two in the Youth B Boys and extended his GC lead as he also won the prologue. He was a comfortable winner of stage two finishing 1m 12s ahead of Harry Yates (Lichfield City CC) and 1m 40s clear of Harry Hardcastle (Jedi Cycle Sport) who was third. On GC Tulett is now 1m 18s ahead of Yates and 1m 49s clear of Hardcastle.

The double stage winners continued with Jessica Roberts (Towy Riders) adding a stage two victory to her prologue win in the Youth B Girls category. Lowri Thomas (Abergavenny Road Club) was second on stage two at 1m 52s with Sophie-Jo Wylie-Morris Abergavenny Road Club) third at 2m 40s. On GC Roberts is 1m 57s ahead of Thomas and 2m 45s ahead of Wylie-Morris.

Lewis Askey (Lichfield City CC) added to his prologue win with victory on stage two in the Youth C Boys category crossing the line 40s ahead of Ben Tulett (Hargroves Cycles RT-Specialized) with third placed Owain Roberts (Towy Riders) given the same time as Tulett. Askey leads on GC with Tulett at 49s and Roberts at 53s.

Nicole Clarke (Birkenhead North End CC) finished 14s clear of Elena Smith (Matlock CC) to win stage two in the Youth C Girls race. Emily Bridson (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) was third at 3m 33s. Clarke is 14s ahead of Smith on GC with Bridson third at 3m 31s.

In the Youth D Boys race Joshua Tarling (West Wales Cycle Racing Team) added to his prologue win with victory in stage two. Percy Hampton (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man A) was just three seconds behind in second place and Ben Askey (Lichfield City CC) third at 15s. Tarling leads on GC with Hampton second at 7s and Askey third at 17s.

The 1-2-3 order on stage two in the Youth D Girls race was the same as the prologue. Libby Smith (Matlock CC) finished 12s ahead of Isabella Escalera (Hillingdon Slipstreamers) with Darcy Cain (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) third at 1m 20s. On GC Smith is 13s ahead of Escalera and 1m 36 clear of Cain.

In the Youth E Boys stage two race prologue winner Daniel Wylie-Morris (Abergavenny Road Club) finished 27s ahead of Niall Colquitt (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) in second and 30s clear of Xavier Teece-Round (West Wales Cycle Racing Team) in third. On GC Wylie-Morris is 29s ahead of Colquitt and 44s ahead of Teece-Round.

Awen Roberts (Towy Riders) made it two wins out of two in the Youth E Girls category with Mairi Harrison (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) 1m 11s back in second and Chloe Dillon (Team Royal London 360 Isle of Man) at 1m 36s in third. On GC Roberts is 1m 34s ahead of Harrison, with Dillon third at 2m 17s

Stage three in the youth categories is on a closed road circuit on Ramsey seafront on Sunday (May 5) afternoon. Youth D&E riders cover three laps (a total of 7.2km); Youth C five laps (12km); Youth A&B Girls eight laps (19.2km); Youth B Boys eight laps (19.2km); and Youth A Boys 14 laps (33.6km).

Prologue


A record entry of 311 riders took part in Friday evening’s prologue time-trial which marked the start of the 10th edition of the Sleepwell Hotels Isle of Man Youth and Junior Tour, part of the British Cycling National Youth Circuit Race Series.


All riders in all categories raced the same distance over the 1.29km out and back course along Douglas Promenade.

Charlotte Broughton (MG Decor) won the Youth A Girls prologue in 1m 52s and a fraction of a second ahead of second placed Grace Garner (RST Racing). Megan Barker (Team Wales) was third in 1m 56s.

Joseph Fry (RST Racing) won the Youth A Boys prologue in 1m 44s with second placed Joe Holt (Team Wales) given the same time. Joey Walker (RST Racing Team) was third in 1m 46s.

Stage two in the youth categories is held on a closed road circuit in Marown on Saturday (May 4) afternoon. Youth D&E riders cover just under half a lap on the hilly course - a distance of 3.2km. Youth C riders do two laps (14.5km); Youth A&B Girls four laps (28.9km); Youth B Boys four laps (28.9km); and Youth A Boys five laps (36.2km).

Stage three in the youth categories is on a closed road circuit on Ramsey seafront on Sunday (May 5) afternoon. Youth D&E riders cover three laps (a total of 7.2km); Youth C five laps (12km); Youth A&B Girls eight laps (19.2km); Youth B Boys eight laps (19.2km); and Youth A Boys 14 laps (33.6km).


Results:

Full results of the prologue can be seen at www.manxtimingsolutions.com


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