Youth titles hang in the balance as Scarborough hosts National Youth Circuit Series

Youth titles hang in the balance as Scarborough hosts National Youth Circuit Series

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There was some thrilling and hard-fought racing action on Sunday as Scarborough hosted the final round of the British Cycling National Youth Circuit Series.


YOUTH A BOYS

Thomas Pidcock (Speedflex RT) continued his good form as he took a fine win over Cameron Orr (Sherwood Pines SRAM) in the Youth A boys race.

A field of over 100 riders navigated their way round the tight hill climb circuit that saw a number of crashes and battered bodies after the 10-lap race.

A frantic pace saw the field split as early as the opening lap, many unable to stay with the main group. A group of seven managed to secure a small lead away from the bunch, the group including Ben Turner (Paul Milnes-Bradford) and Conor Davies (RL360 IoM) who would ultimately finish in the top ten.

As the front of the race hit the climb for the first time, a break of five attacked the field. Charles Page (Edgeware RC) headed the small group away and had some 15 seconds on the field as the race hit the climb for the second time.

The group were still away but looking tired, Jake Wright (Sportscity Velo) tried to bridge the gap but a reaction from the main field would bring the breakaway back before the race, once again, approached the climb.

The third time up the hill would be the defining attack of the race. Ben Turner once again was in the thick of the action and along with Orr would attack on the climb.

Pidcock responded, sensing the danger, and went on the chase along with Joe Nally (Hardie Bikes), Conor Davies and Jake Wright and although the two leaders would last another lap it would be Pidcock and Orr who had the legs to go on the final lap, Orr succumbing to the final attack from the race winner.

Adam Jarps (Hetton Hawks) outsprinted Bourne Wheelers Adam Botterley to take third.


YOUTH A GIRLS

Sophie Wright (Strada Sport) took another race win after attacking the field the first time up the hill. Wright, who secured the MTB national title and Series earlier in the season, proved she can win on tarmac after holding Pfeiffer Georgi (Giant CC-Halo Films) into second.

With the race run over six laps of the flat top circuit before hitting the big circuit, the pace was to be high from the gun. Isla Rush (WyndyMilla) took the first opportunity to attack, the field allowing her just a few seconds on the front.

Maddie Gammons (Bourne Wheelers) tried her luck too, but both were reeled in before the big climb, again the defining point of the race where Wright skipped away off the front making the incline look flat, while the majority of the riders had to dig deep to keep up with the pace of Wright.

Georgi went on the chase but was unable to catch the lone leader who crossed the line alone. The national champion’s jersey of Stirling's Jenny Holl held on to a chasing Ellie Russell (Sportscity Velo) to take third while Fiona Turnball (Speedflex RT) took fifth a couple of seconds down.


YOUTH B BOYS

Lewis Askey (Lichfield City CC) took victory in the youth B race, the national champion proving too strong for Dylan Westley after the two attacked the field on the penultimate lap.

It was Irfan Zaman (Bigfoot Go-ride) who made the early move of the race, chipping away on the second lap and remaining away for the following four laps until the race hit the big circuit and the climb.

Zaman, although still sitting on the front the first time up, had Askey sitting on the front of the main bunch picking the pace up and starting to chase.

The Bigfoot rider managed to hold on until the following lap, but his earlier efforts had proved too much and along with Westley, Askey made his move. A group of seven tried to chase the duo down but to no avail and the two leaders were away.

Askey dropping Westley on the final lap to take the win, while Adam Scarfe (RL360 IOM) beat Pedalsport's Max Rushby to take third.


YOUTH B GIRLS

Becky Surridge took the win and the Series title in the Under 14 girls race, The VC Londres rider proving too quick after a gallant chase by Anna Shackly (Glasgow Riderz) and Ava Oxley-Szilagyi (PH-MAS VCUK).

As expected the opening eight laps of the flat circuit were ridden as a group even though a small group tried to break away before the race hit the climb.

Surridge made her move the first time up the climb. Shackley and Oxley- Szilagyi were quick to respond and chased down but couldn't quite bring Surridge back and had to be content with second and third across the line.


YOUTH C

National Champion Max Poole took victory after a hard battle with second place Owen Lightfoot. Poole looked the more comfortable on the climb but was pushed hard to the line by his rival. Bryn Richards took third and Isabella Escalera was the first girl home in 12th.


YOUTH D

Jed Smithson (Hillingdon Slipstreamers) took the win and the Series in the Under 10s race.

Smithson went for an early attack and kept the lead to the chequered flag, Niall Colquitt (RL360 IOM) taking second in the sprint with Kyle Jones (Maindy Flyers) third.


YOUTH E

Jude Du Toit (Newark Castle CC) took a fine solo win in the Under 8s race, holding off Seth Jackson (Kirklees Cycling Academy) and series winner Ryan Oldfield (Redditch Road and Path CC) after the trio rode away on the opening lap of four.


Results:

Under-16 Boys
1 Tom Pidcock Speedflex RT 48.14
2 Cameron Orr Sherwood Pines at 4sec
3 Adam Jarps Hetton Hawks at 8sec
4 Adam Botterley Bourne Wheelers at 11sec
5 Ben Turner Paul Milnes Bradford at 18sec
6 Joe Nally Hardie-Bikes.com same time
7 Conor Davies RL360 IOM at 23sec
8 Jake Wright Sportcity Velo at 24sec
9 Carl Jolly Hillingdon Slipstreamers at 31sec
10 Brendan Thompson Liverpool Century st

Under-16 Girls
1 Sophie Wright Strada Sports 45.10
2 Pfeiffer Georgi Giant CC-Halo Films at 43sec
3 Jenny Holl Stirling Bike Club at 1-12
4 Ellie Russell Sportcity Velo at 1-15
5 Fiona Turnball Speedflex RT at 1-17
6 Sophie Thackray Paul Milnes-Bradford at 1-30
7 Eleanor Davies RL360 IOM at 1-36
8 Rhona Callender Stirling Bike Club at 1-42
9 Louise Surridge VC Londres
10 Harriet Mellor Hillingdon Slipstreamers all at same time

Under-16 Girls
1 Sophie Wright Strada Sports 45.10
2 Pfeiffer Georgi Giant CC-Halo Films at 43sec
3 Jenny Holl Stirling Bike Club at 1-12
4 Ellie Russell Sportcity Velo at 1-15
5 Fiona Turnball Speedflex RT at 1-17
6 Sophie Thackray Paul Milnes-Bradford at 1-30
7 Eleanor Davies RL360 IOM at 1-36
8 Rhona Callender Stirling Bike Club at 1-42
9 Louise Surridge VC Londres
10 Harriet Mellor Hillingdon Slipstreamers all at same time

Under-14 Boys
1 Lewis Askey Lichfeld City CC 45.06
2 Dylan Westley Albarosa CC at 14sec
3 Adam Scarfe RL360 IOM at 1-06
4 Max Rushby Pedalsport CC at 1-07
5 Oliver Rees Holmfirth CC at 1-13
6 Alfred George Discovery Junior CC at 1-17
7 Tosh Teare RL360 IOM
8 Max Walker RL360 IOM
9 Irfan Zaman Bigfoot Go-Ride all same time
10 William Corkhill RL360 IOM at 1-28

Under-14 Girls
1 Becky Surridge VC Londres 44.18
2 Anna Shackley Glasgow Riderz at 15sec
3 Ava Oxley-Szilagyi PH MAS VCUK at 26sec
4 Lauren Higham Welwyn Wheelers at 31sec
5 Alderney Baker Team Milton Keynes at 42sec
6 Poppy Wildman Nottingham Clarion at 54sec
7 Olivia Bent Border City Wheeler at 1-30
8 Elena Smith Fossa Racing at 1-37
9 Josie Griffin Welwyn Wheelers at 1-40
10 Jasmine Kent Speedflex RT same time

Under-12s
1 Max Poole Bike Box Alan/Envelopemaster 28.04
2 Owen Lightfoot Rutland Rouleur at 5sec
3 Bryn Richards Bourne Wheelers CC at 11sec
4 Lukas Nerurkar Preston Park Youth CC at 20sec
5 Josh Giddings Heanor Clarion CC at 21sec
6 Lachlan Hacker North Cheshire Clarion
7 Callum Reid Rock & Road Cycles
8 Nathaniel Brookes Gillingham & District Wheelers
9 Adam Bent Border City Wheelers at 27sec
10 Zachary Walker RL360 IOM at 29sec

Under-10s
1 Max Smithson Hillingdon Slipstreamers 18.58
2 Niall Colquitt RL360 IOM at 7sec
3 Kyle Jones Maindy Flyers Youth CC
4 Finlay Hawker Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5 Eddie McHugh Team Terminator at 9sec
6 Millie Coleman Hillingdon Slipstreamers at 10sec
7 Joe Waterfield Clifton CC at 12sec
8 Max Caparnagian Barking & Dagenham CC
9 Ben Bisson Hillingdon Slipstreamers
10 Drystan Sewell RL360 IOM at 19sec

Under-8s
1 Jude Du Toit Newark Castle CC 17.06
2 Seth Jackson Kirklees Cycling Academy at 19sec
3 Ryan Oldfield Redditch Road & Path at 26sec
4 Dan Thompson Cleveland Wheelers at 60sec
5 Orry Lund RL360 IOM
6 Trevor Teare RL360 IOM at 1-13
7 Tom Newby Huddersfield Star at 1-37
8 Charlie Scarffe RL360 IOM at 1-58
9 James Canham at 2-08
10 Leo Bass Newark Castle CC at 2-19

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