Charlie Bailey and Eva Callinan were crowned the fastest junior boy and girl at the National Youth Championship Finals 10-mile time trial that took place at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon.
Bailey (Lee Valley Youth CC) topped the podium with a time of 21-00.
The 16-year-old from London won the London heat of the championship and impressively topped the podium at the Newbury RC 25 at the beginning of May.
But he was not happy with his performance in the finals at first.
“I was really disappointed with my ride at first. I didn’t feel that good out on the course, but was quite surprised to get the win,” said Bailey.
“The conditions were hard there was a massive headwind. I was down on my power and was suffering. It’s quite a slow course so I knew I wasn’t going to get a PB. This was a big aim for me after last year where I came sixth.”
Eva Callinan (Liv AWOL) topped the junior girls podium after clocking a time of 24-49.
The 16-year-old last topped the podium at the Maidenhead & District CC two-up as part of a pairing with Paul Callinan.
She also impressively finished third at the a3crg Summer 10 at the start of July and will be hoping to add more positive results to her record over the remainder of the open season.
“I was pleased with my ride. I wasn’t sure how I would go with the wind, and it’s not a course I know so I haven’t ridden it before. I didn’t have a time in mind, although I knew it wouldn’t be a PB,” said Callinan.
“It’s my fourth year doing this event and I was third last year, but I’m a lot stronger this year so I knew that a win was possible.”
Josh Charlton (Hetton Hawks CC) finished second overall after clocking a time of 21-01 to miss out on the victory by a margin of only one second.
Charlton recently finished third at the National 10-mile Championship at the end of August and topped the podium at the National Youth Championship London East DC event in June.
Millie Van Nierop (Welland Valley CC) finished second in the women’s event respectively after finishing her run with a time of 25-53.
Jamie Whitcher (Bournemouth Cycleworks) was the man to finish in third as finishing with a time of 21-21.
Holly Ramsey (Poole Wheelers) completed the podium in the women’s event after she crossed the finishing line with a time of 26-35.
The course saw the riders complete five laps of the Croft circuit, battling with the windy conditions which made it difficult for the riders.
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