Abergavenny Youth Criteriums return for the 5th year

Abergavenny Youth Criteriums return for the 5th year

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Now in its 5th year, the Wales Open Criterium Town Centre Youth Races take place on Friday 13th July in Abergavenny.

Despite always seeming to clash with a busy weekend of National Series youth events elsewhere in the UK, the event continues to attract very strong fields. This year is no exception and many of the youngsters will be hoping to add their name to the list of winners. A quick glance at the list of previous winners is reads like a who’s who of British Cycling’s rising stars.

Even in the inaugural event back in 2008 when there were only 56 competitors, two of the winners were Sam Harrison and Sam Lowe. In 2009, Owain Doull and newly crowned European Junior Individual Pursuit Champion Elinor Barker were amongst the winners. There was a very classy win by Joe Fox in 2010 in the Under 16 Boys’ race and his brother Danny came up one short to Zach May in 2011. This year Danny will no doubt be hoping to go one better, but rising Welsh star Joe Holt is amongst the many riders who will be looking to beat him.

The Under 14s Boys’ field looks to be very strong indeed. It will be interesting to see how Tomos Owens, who has won impressively on a number of occasions in the younger age categories on his favourite race circuit, performs against the likes of Peter Kibble, Ryan White and many more. Recent form would tend to suggest Peter Kibble might be the slight favourite, but it is genuinely too close to call.

In the girls’ categories, Emily Haycox and Ffion James, who both recently represented Wales at the UK School Games will be there to battle it out. In the Under 14 Girls the very talented Jessica Roberts who is often racing up amongst the Under 16 girls will be the one to watch.

There will also be a very competitive Under 12s race and a combined Under 10s and Under 8s race. Over 100 entries have been received to date. There will be no entry on the line, but if anyone wishes to race, entries will be accepted up until Monday July 9th.

A number of competitors will be racing fresh from their exploits at the National Youth Circuit Race Championships in Kent on July 8th. Despite the previous list of talented winners, the event has not yet had the benefit of seeing a current National Champion compete. So for anyone racing in Kent this weekend, best of luck and hopefully we’ll get to see at least one competitor wearing the National Champion’s jersey in Abergavenny!

Entries received to date 3/7/2012

Under 8 Boys

 

Jacob Allen

Maindy Flyers

James Bullar

Brooks Cycles

Daniel Wylie-Morris

Abergavenny RC

Harry Codd

Maindy Flyers

Garan Jones

Towy Riders

Ashley Cole

Abergavenny RC

Sean Finucane

Towy Riders

Kyle Jones

Maindy Flyers

Iolo Dafydd

Towy Riders

Ben Robinson

Abergavenny RC

Morgan Lloyd

Towy Riders

Under 8 Girls

 

Elen Price

Maindy Flyers

Zoe Backstedt

Maindy Flyers

Evelyn Higgins-Worrall

Abergavenny RC

Rosie Watson

Private Member

Awen Roberts

Towy Riders

Heledd Hunt

Towy Riders

Under 10 Boys

 

Ayrton Smith

Maindy Flyers

Bevan Smith

Maindy Flyers

Gethin Price

Maindy Flyers

Aled Trott

Abergavenny RC

Thomas Crapper

Abergavenny RC

Joe Nethell

Maindy Flyers

Kai Mcilquham

Maindy Flyers

Jack Roberts

Maindy Flyers

Jim Smith

Abergavenny RC

Alexander Hughes

Abergavenny RC

Dyfan Roberts

Towy Riders

Guto Dafydd

Towy Riders

Rhys Thomas

Abergavenny RC

Ollie Harrison

Maindy Flyers

Under 10 Girls

 

Emma Finucane

Towy Riders

Rosie Finucane

Towy Riders

Anna Doheny

Abergavenny RC

Nikita Bayliss

Abergavenny RC

Under 12 Boys

 

Oliver Beere

Maindy Flyers

Tomos Lane

Abergavenny RC

Joe Rees

Maindy Flyers

James Codd

Maindy Flyers

Huw Higgins-Worrall

Abergavenny RC

Mitchel Cole

Abergavenny RC

Harry Harvey

Newport Velo

Daniel Watson

Private Member

Owain Roberts

Towy Riders

Jake Young

Maindy Flyers

Thomas Chaplin

Abergavenny RC

Joe Beckingsale

Abergavenny RC

Llewellyn Price

Abergavenny RC

Joel Bayliss

Abergavenny RC

Kieran Morris

Mid Shropshire Wheelers

Under 12 Girls

 

Elynor Backstedt

Maindy Flyers

Felicity Allen

Maindy Flyers

Lauren Booth

Chippenham Wheelers

Ella Doheny

Abergavenny RC

Megan James

Abergavenny RC

Elena Shaw

Maindy Flyers

Pfeiffer Georgi

Giant Cycling Club

Under 14 Boys

 

Peter Kibble

Cycology Bikes

Jack Broadley

Cardiff Ajax

Samuel Tillet

Cardiff Jif

James Tillet

Cardiff Ajax

Teifion Best

Abergavenny RC

Iuean Best

Abergavenny RC

Tomos Nesham

Newport Velo

Brett Nethell

Maindy Flyers

Jourdain Mcilquham

Maindy Flyers

Scott Pearce

Newport Velo

Tomos Owens

Brooks Cycles

Rhys Britton

Cardiff Jif

Etienne Georgi

Giant Cycling Club

Ryan White

1st Chard Wheelers

Brynley Kerry

Abergavenny RC

Under 14 Girls

 

Emily Tillet

Cardiff Jif

Tanwen Jones

Towy Riders

Sophie Jo Wylie-Morris

Abergavenny RC

Caitlin Shaw

Maindy Flyers

Megan Chard

Bush Healthcare CRT

Lowri Thomas

Abergavenny RC

Jessica Roberts

Towy Riders

Under 16 Boys

 

Danny Fox

Solihull CC

Evan Edwards

Maindy Flyers

Euan Davies

Maindy Flyers

Harry Lock

Maindy Flyers

Sam Rees

Maindy Flyers

Nicholas Jones

TRCC

Matthew Gibbs

Cardiff Ajax

Kinsey Mcilquham

Maindy Flyers

Jacob Phelps

Maindy Flyers

Hefin Evans

Towy Riders

Stephen Williams

Ystwyth CC

Samuel Sturt

Newport Velo

Joe Holt

Team Tredz

Alex Harvey

Rhos on Sea CC

Jake Brockwell

Brecon Wheelers

Dominic Davies

Private Member

Huw Thomas

Abergavenny RC

Under 16 Girls

 

Ffion James

Abergavenny RC

Molly Maunders

Cardiff Jif

Emily Haycox

Cardiff Ajax

Manon Lloyd

Towy Riders