As cycling’s elite go head to head at the Tokyo 2020 Games, the next generation of Olympic hopefuls were speeding around a velodrome somewhat closer to home.
Many of the talented young riders at the National Youth and Junior Track Championships in Glasgow were riding our TR3evo track bike.
Among the medal winners was Handsling sponsored Katie-Anne Calton, who recently enrolled in the GB Cycling Team apprenticeship program. Katie-Anne picked up a silver medal in the Madison final, fifth in the TT, and bagged a hatful of PBs.
Meanwhile, Josh Giddings powered his TR3evo to one gold, three silvers and a bronze, and Oli Mangham picked up a 4th, 5th and 7th.
The event at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome was an incredible display of the raw power and strategic ability possessed by a young generation of riders aiming to reassert GB dominance on the track. Track racing has had a tough time in the UK during the pandemic, but the quality on show in Glasgow shows that the future is bright.
Their successes came soon after Handsling-sponsored Amber Joseph became Scratch Race Gold Medalist at the Pan American Track Championships in Peru. Amber’s first elite track title followed bronze in the Points race, 4th in the Omnium and 4th in the Elimination.
Enjoy the rest of the velodrome action at the Tokyo Games and watch out for Amber riding for Barbados at the next Olympics!