Result: Junior National Series (Wales)

Joseph Nally wins the Junior National Series road race at Monmouth (Wales)

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Result: Junior National Series (Wales)


YOUNG Scots teenager Joe Nally had a double celebration on Sunday as he won Abergavenny Festival of Cycling’s Family Vision Monmouthshire Grand Prix .
The 17-year-old from Dunfermline was never out of the leading group over the course of the race, which was a leg of the British Cycling Junior Road Race Series, from Cross Ash to Grosmont, Monmouthshire, and added the bonus of the sprints title to the overall first prize.

But Nally worked for his crowns and described the course, which included three laps the 12.43 miles finish circuits around Grosmont, as ‘brutal’.
Nally, a first year junior, crossed the line three hours 09.33mins after the start, and was 33 seconds ahead of Newport’s current Welsh Junior road race champion Dan Coombe who was with the Scots teenager all the way until the final half-lap.

Current Junior Road Race Series leader, Cardiff’s Oscar Mingay, was third and, after being over three minutes behind the leading group of five riders as they entered Grosmont for the first of their finishing laps, the first year junior rider ended just forty seconds down on Nally.

The winner was glad to have won after putting in a big effort to break Coombe on the last decent before the final climb to the finishing line. He said: “There was a breakaway at the start and I bridged across that. Over the top of the final climb, I started to attack and I got away on the descent. “But that course was brutal. It was one of hardest races I have competed in in Britain,” he added.

Meanwhile, Coombe had to strike back from a wheel change midway through the race and was unnerved when Nally went away down the descent towards the climb to the Grosmont finish. Coombe, who lives in Langstone, was right in the thick of it and said: “I came into the race thinking it was a really hard course and getting into an early break at the front was the right thing to do.”

A group of five was downloaded to a group of four and then three, with Coombe alongside Nally and Herefordshire’s Joshua Sandman as they ended the second lap of Grosmont.
“When we went to four in our group, I was quite surprised. It was then down to the three of us. I had to change my rear wheel on the second lap. “And with half a lap to go, Joe went down a descent and I was a bit cautious.”

The reason for his caution was due to having a big issue in a similar position , going down a hill, during the last race of the series. “The wheel on the front went away from me and I had a massive wobble last time. I was just thinking this time ‘stay up and stay safe’. “I love climbing but he (Nally) was very strong on the last climb.”

The Abergavenny Festival of Cycling leg of the Junior Road Race event is halfway through the series and, currently, Cardiff’s Oscar Mingay is leading the competition.
Mingay came third in Grosmont, having made up a huge amount of ground in the final laps to come from two minutes behind and cross the line just forty seconds behind Nally.
Nally was glad to have secured the win, although he is not sure whether he will be able to catch Mingay in the Series, which ends with the Junior Tour of Wales in North Gwent on August Bank Holiday Monday.

1 Joseph Nally Hardie-Bikes J1
2 Daniel Coombe Wales J2
3 Oscar Mingay Wales FJ1
4 Ben Healy Zappi Racing Team FJ2
5 Joshua Sandman Herefordshire Cycling Club FJ2
6 Joe Hill Sussex Revolution VC J2
8 Mason Hollyman Bike Box Alan FJ2
9 Michael Hall Identity Racing J2
10 Jordan Reed Bike Box Alan J2
11 Joe Swinnerton Swinnerton Cycles J2
12 Harrison Wood Mid Devon CC FJ2
13 Michael Parry Verulam – reallymoving
14 Will King PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
15 Lewis Winfield VC Londres J2
16 Craig Rogers Birkenhead North End CC FJ2
17 William Tidball PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT
18 Harry Yates Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma
19 Ryan Watkins Cardiff Ajax CC FJ2
20 David Middleton Cardiff Ajax CC FJ2
21 Joseph Rees Cardiff Ajax CC FJ2
22 George Kimber Cycle Sport Dynamo J2
23 Sam Moses PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT
25 Matthew Lewis Wolverhampton Whls FJ2
26 Louie Priddle Mid Devon CC FJ2
27 Daniel Pullen SunSport Velo J2
28 William Orrell-Turner WHEELBASE CABTECH
29 Brecon Burnett Cardiff Ajax CC FJ2
30 Stephen Dent Spokes Racing Team J1
31 Rhys Britton Wales J1
32 Jim Brown PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT
33 Jake Stewart Swinnerton Cycles J1
34 Ethan Vernon Wales FJ2
35 Elliot Reed Identity Racing J2
36 Charley Calvert Team Backstedt/Hotchillee FJ2
37 Tom Dussek Nottingham Clarion CC FJ3
38 Matthew Dobbing Brother NRG FJ2
39 Kieran Jarvis Cycle Team OnForm J2
40 George Wharton Spokes Racing Team J2
41 Isaac Wright J2
42 James Noonan Hoppers Rollers FJ2
43 Joseph Beckingsale Abergavenny Road Club FJ3
44 Adam Pinder Adept Precision RT/NE Healthcare
45 Morgan Curle Bristol Cycling Development Squad
46 Sam Walsham Bike Box Alan FJ2
47 Alexander Cross Team Vision Innovative Leisure J
48 Joshua Price Team Backstedt/Hotchillee
49 Cavan Walker Prologue Racing Team FJ2
50 Brad Dransfield Bike Box Alan J2
51 Tom Cullen Otley CC J2
52 Josh Copley Catford CC Equipe/Banks J
53 Jamie Wimborne Eastern Region J2
54 Samuel Allen Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club FJ2
55 Adam Botteley Cycle Team OnForm J3
56 Tomos Owens Spider King EFC L&R Trek
57 Joseph West Team Backstedt/Hotchillee
58 Toby Tanfield Brother NRG
59 Robbie Pollard Otley CC J2
61 Matthew Shepherd Lee Valley
62 Frank Moore Cycling Club
63 James Tillett Giant CC Halo
64 Liam Davies Catford CC Equipe/Banks
65 Theo Hartley Identity Racing
66 Steven Jones Mid Devon CC J3
67 Harvey McNaughton I-Team Cyclists’ Clu
68 Benjamin Barlow Salt Ayre Cog Set FJ2
69 Samuel Tillett Giant CC Halo Films J2
70 Joseph Saunders Mid Devon CC J2
71 Lewis Donovan Bike Doctor J4
72 Tom Temple Bath Cycling Club FJ2
73 William Lewis Team Vision Innovative Leisure J2
74 William Raymond VC Londres FJ2
75 Isaac Appleby Clay Cross Road
76 Corey Bale Cycle Team OnForm F
77 Lyster Romero Eastern Region J
78 George Greenhalgh Identity Rac
79 Santiago Isaac CaDavid Rivera VC Londres FJ
80 Toby Miles Finchley Racing Team J2 2:23:24
81 Simon Bird Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club FJ
82 Giles Clark Team Vision Innovative Leisure

Sprint 1, Lap 1 @ 59km
1 Joseph Nally Hardie-Bikes 5
2 Joshua Sandman Herefordshire Cycling Club 3
3 Daniel Coombe Wales 1

Sprint 2, Lap 2 @ 79km
1 Joseph Nally Hardie-Bikes 5
2 Joshua Sandman Herefordshire Cycling Club 3
3 Daniel Coombe Wales 1

Sprint 3, Lap 3 @ 99km
1 Joseph Nally Hardie-Bikes 5
2 Daniel Coombe Wales 3
3 Joshua Sandman Herefordshire Cycling Club 1

Sprints Overall
1 Joseph Nally Hardie-BikesJ1 15 15
2 Joshua Sandman Herefordshire Cycling Club FJ2 7 7
3 Daniel Coombe Wales J2 5 5




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