Cam has had a couple of good weeks racing again and here is what he has been up to…
First up was the National Circuit Race Championships 3 weeks ago. He rode a really strong aggressive race and could not have done more to try to win the coveted white jersey with red & blue hoops. He was unfortunately caught with a little over 8 miles of the 36 miles remaining having been away for 15 miles in a brilliant show of strength gaining him lots of praise from British Cycling coaches present. He obviously had nothing left for the bunch gallop finishing in the mid pack (whittled down from 120 starters to 35).
Last week was the National MTB Champs and this was the focus event of the year for him in MTB terms. His aim was to get on the podium but that was not to be. A bad start when riders in front, on the grid, stalled and meant he was behind his usual podium contenders going into the first section of single track. He did work his way through the field steadily to finish a very creditable 6th (highest placed 1st year U16) but, was unable to catch the leaders. Pleased but disappointed would sum up his emotions at the end. It was his sort of course – big hills, white knuckle descents. It goes to show how important a good start is in MTB, when you get into the single track with limited passing places. The Flux 27.5 performed brilliantly as expected. He loves riding it and how fast it feels.
Next Cam is off to Assen in Holland for the International Youth Tour – 6 day stage race. Good luck!