Youth Racing; The day started excellently for the team with Ben Moody winning the Youth B event, the teams first win of the season. Ben has really stepped up a level this season and worked very hard in training, and he is starting to reap the rewards.
E/1/2/3/4; A very aggressive race from the outset, with four riders in the scratch group that split every time in the crosswind section, eventually with 10 laps to go there was a lead group of 25 with Jack, Craig, Ben, Rich, Will, Steve and James all there for the team. The race continued to split and re-group each time through the crosswind section with Ben and Craig particularly active for the team, with Craig taking a prime with 5 laps to go. With 3 laps to go Steve Lampier (Velosure-Giordana) forced the race winning move of three riders, Will and Ben made a counter move of 10 riders chasing the three out front, this situation remained the same till the last 1km, with Ben very unlucky after a late attack was caught with 300m to go, Will sprinted in well for 9th the team's top finisher, Ben 12th and Craig, Steven and Jack all in the top 20.
A good overall team performance and 80 hard racing kilometres in what was the first real test of the season. The team head to Mallorca on Friday for a week's training camp, the next targeted event is the Wansbeck APR 16th March, with some of the team also in action at Prissick before then.