On an overcast but dry day the UK's and Wales best youth riders converged on Tywyn, North Wales for a round of the National Youth Circuit Race Series and to battle for the title Wales Youth Circuit Race Champion and pull on the coveted Champion System backed Welsh Champions Jersey.
On the classic, tight, street circuit with its sharp 90 degree bends and fast straights the racing got underway with the Youth E and D boys and girls event. The riders aged 10 yrs and below set off a blistering pace which proved too much for some of the smaller riders to handle. By the end of the first two laps small group had formed and this is how it would stay until the finish. Winner Ryan Phillips of Maindy Flyers was clearly delighted to win the Youth E boys category and Evelyn Higgins-Worral took the girls title.
First across the line in well fought Youth D boys category was Solomon Kerfoot-Robson claiming the families first title of the event. Megan James of Abergavenny RC was in dominant form once again to take the Girls event.
The Youth C events always produce some of the best racing of the weekend with the young u12 riders showing no fear as they tear around the tight corners of the Tywyn circuit. The riders at the head of the field were consistently attacking one another with no one willing to let another ride away form the front in the battle for the Welsh Champs title. In the dash for the line it was Aberavenny RC riders Peter Kibble who got the better of John Spill and Brett Nethell. Mali Meek of Maindy Flyers continued her good run of form by claiming the girls event ahead of a battling Lowri Thomas of Abergavenny RC.
In the Youth B Boys race there certainly was plenty of action for the crowd to appreciate. Dylan Kerfoot Robson and Tristain Robbins were the instigators of a lot of the attacking. Stretching the field and hoping for a race winning break which did not really come due to the quality of their fellow u14s. By the finish it was title number two for the Kerfoot Robson family with Robbins close behind in 2nd place. Emily Haycox of Maindy Flyers has been having an extremely good season in 2010 on both the track, adding the Youth B girls title to her long list of wins in 2010 ahead of the strong Ffion James of Abergavenny RC and Gwyn Lovibond.
The Youth A boys event would always be the highlight of the weekend with a quality field including Wales most promising young riders Ryan Mullen of Planet X, Matt Cross, Newport Velo and Robbie Westwood of Cwmcarn Paragon. In race that went of from the start the speed never dropped making attacking hard. A few riders would attempt to escape but they would be quickly reeled in by the hard charging pack. Matt Cross and Ryan Mullen were regularly seen on the front setting the pace. In final push for the line Cross used his track speed and cornering ability to put himself in the ideal position to get him to the line first ahead of Mullen and Westwood in 3rd. The Youth A girls event was a good battle between the inform Rebecca Hunt and the strong Amy Hill both of Newport Velo. Hunt has been looking strong in the build up to the event and when she crossed the line first she was delighted to be crowned the 2010 Champion ahead of Hill.
Dysynni CC and Welsh Cycling would like to thank Champion System for their support of our 2010 Champions and the jerseys will be worn by all of the riders with pride at various events around the UK until the 2011 Championships.
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