Stockwell shines in national series as Welwyn Wheelers throng to cyclo-cross start lines

PUBLISHED: 08:50 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:01 12 October 2017

Welwyn Wheelers' Oli Stockwell made the podium with his second place at round one of the British Cycling Cyclo-cross Series at Derby. Picture: ELIZABETH VAN DER WEIT

Welwyn Wheelers' Oli Stockwell made the podium with his second place at round one of the British Cycling Cyclo-cross Series at Derby. Picture: ELIZABETH VAN DER WEIT

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Thirty five Welwyn Wheelers were involved in cyclo-cross action across three different locations – with Oli Stockwell getting the pick of the results with second in round one of the British Cycling Cyclo-cross series in Derby.

It could have been even better for him too as he was leading the 77-strong U16 race until the last lap when he was caught and passed by Joe Pidcock, brother of rising GB star and world champion Tom.

Joe Kiely was seventh and Tom Sharples 40th.

Euan Woodlife was in the lead group in the U14 race but lost contact when his gears got tangled up with the course marking tape.

He recovered to finish fifth with Caelan Miller 12th. Elspeth Grace came 15th and was the fifth junior in the women’s race.

In the Central League race at Helena College there was a victory for Henry Landon won the U10 race and a second for Rupert Cavill in the U12s.

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