Another national title for Welwyn Wheelers’ Oli Stockwell as he takes the U16 Youth Circuit Championship
PUBLISHED: 12:26 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 10 July 2018
Oli Stockwell has added a second national championship to his palmares with success in the National Youth Circuit Race.
The Welwyn Wheeler roared round the course at Scarborough to take the U16 title in blistering temperatures.
The 16-year-old had previously won the U14 National Road Race crown.
This course featured six laps up the steep Oliver’s Mount hill circuit and unsurprisingly the race was split apart on the initial slopes after a fast start around the upper, less brutal course.
Stockwell led Will Corkill of Team RL360 Isle Of Man over the first climb and gradually the duo built a lead.
A strong chase from Joseph Pidcock eventually turned the pair into a trio but his efforts to bridge the gap proved costly, leaving Stockwell to outsprint Corkill and claim the title.
Joe Kiely and Archie Peet also performed well, coming home in eighth and 21st respectively.
All of the races featured the top riders from around the UK for National Champion honours.
In the girls’ U16 race, Ellen Bennett made the most of the six tough climbs to distance most of the field and finish strongly in eighth while team-mate Iona Moir came in 30th.
The heat took its toll though on Euan Woodliffe, who led the U14 race with three laps to go, and Caelan Miller with the pair both failing to finish.
However, first-year rider Callum Moir came 40th.
In the U12 race Dylan Starkey and Fin Woodliffe finished 12th and 27th.
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