Team Welwyn riders on track
PUBLISHED: 10:59 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 26 October 2009
TEAM Welwyn riders have been busy in a mixed programme of track racing action so far this season. The experienced and younger competitors from the WGC club have been working in tandem across many events. Youth rider Joe Magnus has been spurred on by succe
TEAM Welwyn riders have been busy in a mixed programme of track racing action so far this season.
The experienced and younger competitors from the WGC club have been working in tandem across many events.
Youth rider Joe Magnus has been spurred on by success in the Welwyn Track League at Gosling.
He took a convincing win in a senior group B block pursuit.
The race saw him attack out of the final bank and sprint to a fine victory.
Team-mate Phil Lisher has preferred the lone attack for his two solo wins in the senior group A scratch events.
His most recent success produced a thrilling finale.
It looked certain that the bunch would regain contact with two laps remaining, but they faltered in the chase.
This allowed the Team Welwyn cyclist enough daylight to hold on for a fine win.
The Welwyn Open Track Meeting saw a high quality field compete for the honours.
This was because the competition was a counter for the National Track Endurance Series.
Due to the quality of the competitors in the race, it was a fast paced and aggressive encounter throughout.
In the senior group B Devil take the hindmost elimination race, youth rider Magnus looked sure of a top four place after a controlled race.
He decided to attack early and set the pace for much of the distance.
However, he was unfortunate to go out just before the bell lap and finished in sixth place.
Team Welwyn junior Tom Gosbee was ably supported by Simon Layfield, Phil Lisher and Richard Webster in the senior group A events.
Gosbee showed that he has his track speed back and regained fitness after an early season lay-off due to injury.
He took on some tough competition in the Devil take the hindmost event.
The youngster chose to sprint from the back of the bunch each lap to avoid elimination.
However, in spite of extremely spirited and determined riding he just failed to make the top four.
There was greater success in the points race.
Again Gosbee fought it out on the final lap after team-mates had covered earlier attacks and he just missed out on a podium finish.
Gosbee was nevertheless in the money after second place in the last sprint secured him fourth spot overall.