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WoSCA Youth Crit Championships 2014

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Some really heavy rain made the conditions at Larkhall for the WoSCA Circuit Race Championships extremely challenging but that didn't stop the Jets getting onto the podium

 

Isla had some pretty hard luck on the second last bend of the last lap as her brake cable snapped. Just as she was sitting on the eventual Winner, Daisy from East Kilbride's wheel! Who knows what might have been but it was great to see Isla get back on her bike and finish the race to take the bronze

 

Next up were the Youth D's with all of that Crit work at St Mirren on a Thursday night paying off for Keir as he also climbed onto 3rd place on the podium

 

Youth C's next and it was very tense at the front of the race as four Boys got away early. Corner after corner they fought each other on a wet course before Hamish McL took silver

 

The Youth B race seen a first lap crash involving Lusia (no injuries) who was straight round to the pits for her lap out. An ever-improving Adam had a strong start and was mixing it at the head of the race as Lusia rejoined the bunch. The race split in the wet conditions with Adam still to the front of the race but narrowly missing out on the podium at the finish. In the girls race it was a case of riding to the finish safely for Lusia as she had opened a sufficient gap from her rivals to take the title of WoSCA Youth B Girls Crit Champ.

 

The Youth A race was always going to be the biggest challenge in the worsening conditions. The Jets were represented by Danny, Gemma and Jess. Danny spent the race near the front of the bunch as the navigated the slippy bends whilst Jess and Gemma fought their own battles further back. As the three lead boys came into the chicane before the final turn Danny made his move for glory. Unfortunately, one of the other riders lost traction and slid off taking Danny and the third rider down meaning that neither of the trio finished on the podium

 

In the aftermath, Jess rode strongly to the finish to claim the

WoSCA Youth A Girls Crit Champ with Gemma taking silver

 

Thanks to the EKRC for organising and to all the officials and volunteers for braving the elements

 

All in all a really difficult night's racing. Well done to all who took part and Congratulations to those who climbed onto the podium

 

A few photos from last night on the Jets Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.789913471066781.1073741840.229266440464823&type=1

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