Second day at Cyclo Park in two days beginning to feel like our second home. The race took place on the bottom circuit this was the first time Harrison had raced this combination of track. The race was held with the U8s U10s & U12s which Harrison was in.
Some familiar faces on the start line today with Arron and William to note. The race got off to the normal quick start on lap 2 the field split out a bunch of around six riders came clear of the rest of the field. Arron and William broke away and looked to have the race in control. Harrison attacked with the some of the others in his group and closed the gap.
This done with three laps to go looked like it was going to make a spectacular finish with H putting in hard effort attacks right into the bell lap, on the last lap this proved to much for H and he got caught up with some back markers on his final attack which didn’t work out very well he finished 6th. Again another lesson in race position for H it was noted by many and including me that his attacks are strong but he needs to drop back one maybe two positions not five or six which he done today it left him to much work to do on the last effort. Not sure what the final result was but well done to Arron and Will who gave Harrison a good race.
CJ used his powerful sprint to secure 2 spot in the under 10s.
The long one, today Harrison rode the longest race of his race career so far he clocked 15 1/2 miles on his speedo. The first couple of laps at cyclo park in Gravesend were quite standard as the under 12s settled a nice little bunch with around 10 riders working together. Harrison’s teammate George Pace couldn’t find his normal attacking self today and sadly pulled out of the race. With the under 16s and 14s making a whole lap on the under 12s then passing them at speed the 12s were smashed apart whilst trying to hold on to the tails of the the bigger groups. Harrison was looking comfortable for a couple of laps with a West Suffolk rider but his earlier infection in the week and his cross country trials of the day before started to take there toll on his energy levels. After racing for nearly 40 minites he was in quite a state at the end of the race with nothing left in the tank. The confirmed results was 6th place.
With the under 16s and 14s racing at the same time it was difficult to follow all of the positions but a big mention has to go’s to Lewis Bully who won the race over all with a amazing sprint to the finish line against National Champion Dan Tullet.
CJ also had a very good race with the under 10s and we believe he came 5th with an extremely strong finish blowing his rivals racers away on the final sprint.