Lance travelled to Newport, Wales for the final Icebreaker, as the starter for a pretty full on weekend of cycling. First up was the scratch race where Lance finished 8thin his heat, qualifying for the final, in the scratch final he rode well to finish 15thoverall. In the points race that followed Lance pushed hard at the penultimate and final sprinter coming 4th in both to gain points making him 8th in his heat and again qualifying for the points final. The next event was the elimination which was a very tactical race in which Lance fought hard in and again Lance placed 8th in his heat (although the elimination race doesn’t have a final). The points final was the last event of the afternoon and by this time Lance was a little tired and also aware that he was racing the LVYCC Youth National at Redbridge tomorrow so when 4 riders gained half a lap on the field and hoovered up the points in the last few sprints he made the decision not to use too much energy to chase on.
Lance has learnt an great deal from travelling to the Icebreaker races and pushing himself to the next level in his track riding, including inspiring him to train harder.
Good luck to him and the other YDS riders, Jack Hill, George Pittock and Josh Chivilo who are also riding the LVYCC Youth National Series Round one tomorrow.
Report by Teresa Childs