Junior women compete at Omloop van Borsele, Netherlands


Welsh Cycling Junior Programe rider Amy Hill finishes 16th at the Omloop van Borsele for Wales, whilst fellow Welsh rider Hayley Jones finishes 6th competing as part of the British Cycling Olympic Development Programme team at the three day stage race in the Netherlands.

The weekend event began on Friday evening with the stage one time trial in the Dutch village of Borsele. The 13.2km course saw riders from across Europe compete, with 92 junior women completing the first stage. Hayley Jones led the Great Britian team in the time trial, posting the 6th fastest time of 19:08.19. Amy Hill posted the fastest time for Wales, in 16th place.

Day two saw the teams complete a 72km course, in the windy conditions in the south west of the country. There were a few crashes that marred the stage, but both the Welsh and British riders managed to stay out of trouble. Emily Kay (Great Britian) finished third on the stage, with Hayley Jones, Amy Hill and Emily Nelson finishing in the bunch.

The final stage, again a windy and hard day was anothe 72km course around Borsele. Hayley Jones, Amy Hill and Emily Nelson again finished in the main bunch, with Manon Lloyd and Rebecca Hunt in the second group. Great Britain's Melissa Lowther crashed in the third stage and suffered a broken shoulder.

Great Britian claimed the team prize for the weekend, with Hayley Jones in 6th place for Great Britian and Amy Hill 16th for Wales. Alice Barnes of British team Scott Contessa Epic was the top British rider in 5th place.


General Classification
6th Hayley Jones GB
9th Emily Kay GB
13th Bethany Hayward GB
16th Amy Hill Wales
32nd Emily Nelson Wales
65th Manon Lloyd Wales
68th Rebecca Hunt
DNF Melissa Lowther