Weekend Press Release – Tom Franklin wins National Trophy Round 4
National Trophy Round 4 saw Tom Franklin take a brilliant win in the U16’s race. Tom just managed to edge his rivals and win by 2 seconds. Tom closed the gap to the leader’s yellow jersey in the process with just 2 rounds to go!
Dan Tulett took yet another win in the U14’s race. It was Dan’s 4th win in a row in the National Trophy Series and he now has a demanding lead. Dan hopes to carry on in this way in Shrewsbury.
Harry Franklin took 5th in the Junior Race pushing through a tough day for him. Matt Hargroves had an unlucky day slipping and crashing on a section of ice whilst comfortably sat in 2nd place. No doubt Matt will bounce back and be back up there at Shrewsbury.
In the Senior Race the bad luck continued as Steve James crashed whilst in the lead group and had to return having twisted his knee. With Jody Crawforth out through injury and Andy Hargroves out with illness it meant Steve was our only rider in the Senior Race.
Ian Field rode the world cup in Roubaix but dislocated his collarbone whilst bunny hopping the planks and had to retire in a lot of pain. Thankfully Ian is making a steady recovery and will be back racing in a couple of weeks.
Finally Tom Van Den Bosch finished 12th in his Regional Championship in Belgium amongst a world class field. A result which he was very happy with as he continues to build form.