Race Report – Henry Howell – Icebreaker
On Saturday the 25th February, I raced in the second round of the Youth Icebreaker Omnium Series at Newport Velodrome.
I have been training on the track every Saturday since September and I was quite pleased with how I got on in the first round back in January.
The first race was the scratch. I managed to hide on the inside in the wheels for dost of the race, but I got blocked a bit in the final few laps. I finished finished 12th out of 24.
Next up was the points race. I was frustrated to keep finding myself sitting on the wrong wheel for the point sprints. With two laps to go I jumped clear with another rider and we opened a sizeable gap. We stayed away right up in till the line, where we were just overtaken by one rider. I finished 3rd in the sprint and 5th overall.
The last event was the elimination, with one rider being taken out each lap. I stayed in for quite a while but I got boxed in on my final sprint and finished 10th.
I have not been able to get an entry to the next round as it is full, but I am looking forward to starting my road season in the Mid-Devon Youth race on the 19th March.