Youth Tour of Scotland Support Races
Posted on: 25th April 2012
56 youth riders took part in the Youth Tour of Scotland support races at Strathallan school in Perthshire on Good Friday 6th April.
There was 3 separate races with the D & E (U10 & 8) category boys and girls going off first.
First home in the race and winning the boys D event was Beacon Wheelers Matti Egglestone. Scottish riders Jamie Johnston (Glasgow Riderz), Rory McGuire (Tay Titans) and Louis Moore (Edinburgh RC) took the next three places.
First D girl home was Elena McGorum (Peebles CC) beating many boys in the process.
In the younger E category classification Fraser Thomson (Glasgow Riderz) took the win for the boys and Anna Reid (Wallace Warriors) the girls. Race 2 was for C category (U12’s) boys and girls.
The first four places went to visiting riders from English clubs with the win going to Lewis Hartley (Eastlands Velo) after a race long battle with Euan Cameron (East Bradford CC) and Matthew Shaw (Solihull CC).
Cameron mason (West Lothian Clarion) was the first Scottish rider home, taking 5th place overall in the event.
Riders of the race though were Ellie Park (Glasgow Riderz) and Anna McGorum (Peebles CC) who were 1st and 2nd in the girls event, finishing 7th and 9th overall in the race beating many of the boys.
The final race was for B category boys (U14’s). A group of six riders broke clear including Adam Hartley (Velocity), Matthias Barnet (Edinburgh RC), Joe Nally (Hardiebikes.com), Steven Dent (Nevis Cycles RT), Jack Crombie (Carnegie Cyclones) and Grant Martin Discovery Juniors.
After a really aggressive race with all the riders attacking each other, the finale came down to a sprint with Adam Hartley and Mathias Barnet neck and neck down the finish straight. Hartley chose the slightly better line on the tricky finish and just pipped Matthias for a fine win.
Full race results can be found here.