News: Youngest Rider in Tour of Yorkshire

Adam Hartley, riding in the colours of his country, is said to be the youngest rider in the 2017 Tour of Yorkshire

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News: Youngest Rider in Tour of Yorkshire

In 2016, Adam Hartley stepped up a gear as a junior, breaking Ryan Mullen’s (Cannondale WTT) 10 Mile Competition Record over 10 miles (18 mins 44 sec), winning the Queen stage of the Junior Tour of the Mendips and ultimately being selected to represent his country at the European Road Championships in September.

Subsequently, Adam was selected to ride for the GB U23 Academy, moving out of home at 18 to join the best of British under 23 riders, living in Manchester in winter and Italy in the summer.

This weekend, Adam returns from Italy alongside Jacob Hennesy (Gent Wevelgem winner), Matt Bostock, and Ethan Hayter to join forces with some other established riders from the UK: Chris Lawless; James Knox; Joey Walker; and Mark McNally, as part of a very young but hungry GB team for the Tour De Yorkshire.

Adam recently had his best result this season finishing 10th in the Trofeo Citta Di San Vendemiano, riding alongside teams such as Axeon, Colpack, Zalf, Zappi, Dimension Data and the Australian National Team. In this race, Eddie Dunbar finished 3rd, with Chris Lawless 12th, so not too shabby for a first year U23.

Adam turned 18 last September and is a few days younger than team mate Ethan Hayter, making Adam the youngest rider in this weekend’s Tour De Yorkshire, an experience that neither will forget in a hurry!

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