Back to the races…

After a weekend laying low for Team Orange, two of the Inverse clad riders took to their local leagues, with Scot Easter back on the ‘cross scene at the North West League and our speedy Junior Sam Smith taking to the start line in Stroud for the Western League.

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Scot lined up in the very strong North West League, with a whole host of top riders, including some top National-level racers. It being his first league race of the season, a lowly grid position meant that the chase was on right from the gun! With some good form in his legs One T got into a great rhythm and began picking riders off and continued to do so up until the end of the race, narrowly missing out on gaining another couple of positions overall. Scot came home in an impressive 5th position in the Senior category.

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It was a front row position for Sam after his great start to the season, and he lined up against the league regulars – all except his wing man, Scotty, who was out ill. After a strong start, sprinting away hard, neck and neck with training buddy Henry Johnson, Sam soon took the lead. His plan was to go “flat out from the start, and see what happens” and it was a very strong performance – he soon put a decent gap between himself and his closest challengers and not even a little ‘get-down’ kept him from taking the overall win. What an impressive show by our Junior rider!

Team Orange will be back in force this weekend, racing in their respective local leagues – with some of our riders taking to the start line in Scotland for Round 2 of The National Trophy Series in Irvine.

 

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