Isle of Man cycling success for Bar’s Fry
PUBLISHED: 12:56 19 May 2013
POTTERS Bar cyclist Joseph Fry has been crowned the Sleepwell Hotels Isle of Man Youth Tour U16 champion.
The event, which incorporated three stages, began with all riders in all categories from U8 to U16 racing the same distance over 1.29km along Douglas Promenade.
Fry, who competes with RST Racing, won the Youth A boys’ prologue in 1min 44secs and was awarded the yellow leader’s jersey to wear for the next stage.
Stage two in the youth categories was held on a closed road circuit in Marown. Fry was to complete five laps a total of 36.2km.
Fry edged out Karl Baillie (Witham Wheelers Cycling Club) making it two wins out of two, earning him victory by a wheels length.
Joey Walker (RST Racing Team) was third in the same time. Fry retained the yellow leader’s jersey and went into the final stage with a seven second advantage over team-mate Walker in second place.
As a bonus Joseph was now the current leader of the green point’s jersey competition by scoring points on every lap
The third and final stage of the Isle of Man Youth event was held on a closed road circuit on Ramsey seafront, the Youth A boys racing 14 laps, a total of 33.4km.
Fry finished in the bunch and this was enough to secure his overall victory in the U16 Isle of Man Youth Tour.
Fry also managed to retain his lead and secure the overall win in the green point’s jersey competition too. It was a great start for the 16-year-old Chancellors School student to this year’s National Youth Circuit Series.
Fry paid tribute to RST Racing Team for their support throughout and Matt Pollard at Perfect Balance Hatfield for helping to maintain his conditioning so far this season.
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