Backstedt and Bunting become double champions on final day of British Cycling National Youth and Junior Track Championships

Backstedt and Bunting become double champions on final day of British Cycling National Youth and Junior Track Championships

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Elynor Backstedt and James Bunting won their second gold medals of the week on the final day of the British Cycling National Youth and Junior Track Championships.

Backstedt added 2km individual pursuit honours to her Madison gold, while Bunting won the scratch race having already become sprint champion.

Double champions

Elynor Backstedt won her second national title of the week in Newport - dominating the female youth individual pursuit.

The Team Backstedt-Hotchillee rider qualified fastest before posting a time of 2:28.424 in the final, beating Ella Barnwell (Towy RCC) by just over a second.

Bronze went to Maindy Flyers Youth CC’s Zoe Backstedt who stopped the clock in 2:32.677 to beat Team RL360 IoM’s Amelia Sharpe by five seconds.

James Bunting also won his second gold medal of the championships, claiming the national male youth scratch race title.

The Pedalsport CC rider added scratch honours to his sprint gold to win a rare endurance-sprint combination.

VC Londres’ Leo Hayter took silver with Team Backstedt-Hotchillee’s Lewis Asked getting bronze.

Hamish Turnbull won the junior men’s sprint title, beating Lewis Stewart (Glasgow CT) 2-0 in the final.

The Speedflex RT rider qualified fastest in 10.482 before winning each of his match sprints in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final to earn the gold.

Bronze went to Caleb Hill (Brookes Cycles-Cronshaw) who beat Christopher Heaton (Sportcity Velo) 2-0.

Anna Docherty won the junior women’s scratch race - the Liv CC - Epic Coaching rider pipped Sportcity Velo’s Ellie Russell to take the win, with fellow Liv CC rider Pfeiffer Georgi getting bronze.

Results

Junior men

Junior women

Male Youth

Female Youth

Mixed Para-cycling



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