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Lichfield students get in the saddle for cycling event

Nether Stowe School's young cycling stars

Nether Stowe School's young cycling stars

Talented Lichfield students have been getting in the saddle for a national cycling competition.

Nether Stowe School’s Lucy Nelson, Sophie Capewell, Matt Sisley and Emily Capewell competed in the first of the Icebreaker series at Newport Velodrome.

The event was originally introducedfor young talent and has fast become a national endurance style omnium track event, consisting of three races with the best score overall deciding the winner.

Sophie, who just missed out on a podium finish in the under 14 girls event, said: “I had a brilliant day.

“It was a great way to start the track season, and a good opportunity to meet up with friends.”

Matt, who finished in the leading group in the boys under 14 event, added: “It was just great to get out there, it’s fast and tactical – there’s nothing else quite like it!”

Emily Capewell won the girls under 16 event while Lucy Nelson was victorious in the under 12 event – results which entitle both to wear the Blue Jersey in the next race of the series.

Meanwhile fellow Nether Stowe student Emily Nelson took part in the televised Revolution Series in Manchester on the same bill as Sir Chris Hoy.

She took part in three Future Stars races where she finished in a creditable 6th place describing the experience as “really exciting and thrilling, an opportunity I wouldn’t want to miss!”

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