Youth Tour of Scotland 2019

More
3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #29413 by Louise Keane
Youth Tour of Scotland 2019 was created by Louise Keane
The Youth Tour of Scotland is one of Scottish Cycling's flagship stage race events and will take place between 5th-8th April 2019. After a very sucessful and enjoyable first year Scott Orwell Wheelers are delighted to have secured places for a boys and a girls team again this year!

The Girls Team:
Caoimhe May
Annie Roche
Katie Reilly
Aoife O'Brien (Guesting from Lakeside Wheelers)

Team Manager: Una May
Team Mechanic: Terry Reilly



The Boys Team:
Andrew Ryan
Ronan O'Connor
David Forbes
Ruairi Byrne

Team Manager: Genevieve Sheridan
Team Mechanic: Terry Reilly



The Youth Tour of Scotland is a residential four-day stage race, taking place in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. This event welcomes youth teams from across the UK and further afield to compete across four stages, to gain the top position and sought after jerseys in individual, points, king and queen of the mountains, team and Scottish rider competitions.

The event will consist of 4 individual stages over 3 days:

Stage 1: Saturday 6th April
Forteviot, Long circuit road race (lap is 6.63KM). Girls: 5 laps (33km). Boys: 9 laps (60km). Riders will not be gridded.
Girls Start Time: 10:15
Boys Start Time: 12:45

Stage 2: Sunday 7th April
St David’s, Team time trial (6.9km Circuit) Girls: 1 lap (6.9km). Boys: 1 lap (6.9km). Aero equipment is not permitted, standard helmets must be worn and time trial handlebars are not permitted. The start order will be reverse order of the team classification, with the exception that the team with race leader will start last.
Girls Start Time: 09:15
Boys Start Time: 10:30

Stage 3: Sunday 7th April
St David’s, Long circuit road race (lap is 6.9KM). Girls: 5 laps (34.5km). Boys: 9 laps (62km). The leading rider in each classification will be invited to the front row of the grid. All other riders will not be gridded.
Girls Start Time: 12:45
Boys Start Time: 15:00

Stage 4: Monday 8th April
Strathallan, Short circuit Kermesse race (lap is 2.55 KM) Girls 10 laps(25.5km). Boys 16 laps(41km). Riders will be gridded with the leading rider in each classification on the front row of the grid followed by the top 20 in GC.
Girls Start Time: 09:15
Boys Start Time: 10:45

For race results and up to date information follow the action on Facebook and Twitter:
YTOS Facebook
YTOS Twitter

Best of luck to both teams! We are looking forward to hearing how you get on.
Attachments:
Last edit: 3 years 9 months ago by Louise Keane. Reason: added links to facebook and twitter
The following user(s) said Thank You: Dave Mc, Brian Mc, Stephen Ryan, Andrew Ryan

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #29468 by Louise Keane
Replied by Louise Keane on topic Youth Tour of Scotland 2019
The first stage of the Youth Tour of Scotland has finished for both the boys and girls teams.

Stage 1: Saturday 6th April
Forteviot, Long circuit road race (lap is 6.63KM). Girls: 5 laps (33km). Boys: 9 laps (60km). Riders will not be gridded.
Girls Start Time: 10:15
Boys Start Time: 12:45

The girls were up first and it was particularly great to see our riders up on the front rows at the start - smiling, confident and ready to race! 3 of this team (Ainne, Caoimhe & Katie) raced here last year and have come back this year with a lot of race experience since then.

The wet and cold conditions didn't stop the girls from racing hard as three riders attacked hard off the front on the opening lap. The Forteviot road race course is a lung busting rollercoaster with a corkscrew descent and riders having to chase hard to stay with the bunch. By lap 2 the bunch had split but with Aoife, Annie & Caoimhe still in there, Katie was in full flight leading out the chasing pack.

"Having dominated at the 2018 edition of the Youth Tour of Scotland, and fresh from winning the under-17 Gent-Wevelgem last week, Team Wales rider Zoe Backstedt was a driving force at the front of the peloton with VCL and Scottish Cycling West sharing the load." (YTOS website)

At the line the rain was coming down heavily. Aoife was unlucky to have a broken wheel but still managed to get in the mix for the sprint finish, caoimhe was just behind her with Annie not much further back. Katie was in the next bunch just a little behind.

Stage 1 results: Girls
1. Zoe Backstead, Wales
2. Imabi Pereira-James, Scottish Cycling West
3. Eva Young, Scottish Cycling West
26. Aoife O'Brien, Scott Orwell Wheeelers
29. Caoimhe May, Scott Orwell Wheelers
40. Annie Roche, Scott Orwell Wheelers
59. Katie Reilly, Scott Orwell Wheelers

Team Competition:
1. Scottish Cycling West
2. Wales
3. British Cycling South
10. Scott Orwell Wheelers

FULL Results Stage 1 Girls

The boys were up next and just like the girls they took to the front rows with Ruairi, Ronan and Andrew standing out in their Scott Orwell colours.



"The rain stopped just in time for the flag to drop on the boys race. Two riders clipped off the front straight away, but Scotland Green was having none of it, shutting the move down instantly. The technical decent and damp roads caused the peloton to string out. Some riders struggled with the pace early on, fighting hard to stay in the race in order to start tomorrow." (YTOS Website)

Racing was fast and furious from the start - Ronan's strava shows an average speed of 38kph. Despite the high speeds the peleton stayed together for the first few laps. As there were points for sprints during the race there were multiple attacks but coming towards the last few laps a big bunch formed and the pace lifted for the stage to finish in a bunch sprint.

Stage 1 results: Boys
1. Daniel Kain, Scottish Cycling North East
2. Benjamin Peatfield, Green Jersey RT
3. Joshua Giddings, British Cycling East Midlands
33. Ronan O'Connor, Scott Orwell Wheelers
49. Andrew Ryan, Scott Orwell Wheelers
58. David Forbes, Scott Orwell Wheelers
63. Ruairi Byrne, Scott Orwell Wheelers

Team Competition:
1. Scottish Cycling NE
2. British Cycling EM
3. British Cycling Eastern
16. Scott Orwell Wheelers

FULL Results Stage 1 Boys

Sunday's racing will consist of 2 stages:
Stage 2: Sunday 7th April
St David’s, Team time trial (6.9km Circuit) Girls: 1 lap (6.9km). Boys: 1 lap (6.9km). Aero equipment is not permitted, standard helmets must be worn and time trial handlebars are not permitted. The start order will be reverse order of the team classification, with the exception that the team with race leader will start last.
Girls Start Time: 09:15
Boys Start Time: 10:30

Stage 3: Sunday 7th April
St David’s, Long circuit road race (lap is 6.9KM). Girls: 5 laps (34.5km). Boys: 9 laps (62km). The leading rider in each classification will be invited to the front row of the grid. All other riders will not be gridded.
Girls Start Time: 12:45
Boys Start Time: 15:00
Attachments:
Last edit: 3 years 9 months ago by Louise Keane. Reason: added links to results
The following user(s) said Thank You: Stephen Ryan

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #29471 by Louise Keane
Replied by Louise Keane on topic Youth Tour of Scotland 2019
Stage 2 of the Youth Tour of Scotland took place this morning - a Team Time Trial - and both teams have ridden to great times!

Stage 2 details: Sunday 7th April
St David’s, Team time trial (6.9km Circuit) Girls: 1 lap (6.9km). Boys: 1 lap (6.9km). Aero equipment is not permitted, standard helmets must be worn and time trial handlebars are not permitted. The start order will be reverse order of the team classification, with the exception that the team with race leader will start last.
Girls Start Time: 09:15
Boys Start Time: 10:30

The Girls were up first and finished in 12th position which has moved them up into 10th place in the Team Competition.





The boys followed with another great ride and finished in 17th and have moved into 16th place in the Team competition




Stage 3 has just started - another Road Race stage and so far they are flying!!
Attachments:
Last edit: 3 years 9 months ago by Louise Keane.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #29476 by Louise Keane
Replied by Louise Keane on topic Youth Tour of Scotland 2019
Stage 3 Road Race results are in!

Stage 3 details: Sunday 7th April
St David’s, Long circuit road race (lap is 6.9KM). Girls: 5 laps (34.5km). Boys: 9 laps (62km). The leading rider in each classification will be invited to the front row of the grid. All other riders will not be gridded.
Girls Start Time: 12:45
Boys Start Time: 15:00

Girls Race:
1. Zoe Backstead
19. Aoife O'Brien
48. Caoimhe May
61. Katie Reilly
67. Annie Roche

Boys Race:
1. Ben Partridge
43. Andrew Ryan
44. David Forbes
53. Ronan O'Connor
68. Ruairi Byrne

Live tracking and results are available here: Live Tracking Link

General Classification after Stage 3: With only 1 stage to go on Monday the state of play is as follows:
Girls:
1. Zoe Backstead, Wales
2. Ella Maclean-Howell, Wales
3. Awen Roberts, Wales
28. Aoife O'Brien, Scott Orwell Wheelers
43. Caoimhe May, Scott Orwell Wheelers
52. Annie Roche, Scott Orwell Wheelers
61. Katie Reilly, Scott Orwell Wheelers
Team Position: 13th

Boys:
1. Benjamin Peatfield, Green Jersey RT
2. Daniel Kain, Scottish Cycling North East
3. Jack Brough, British Cycling East Midl
32. Ronan O'Connor, Scott Orwell Wheelers
45. Andrew Ryan, Scott Orwell Wheelers
49. David Forbes, Scott Orwell Wheelers
69. Ruairi Byrne, Scott Orwell Wheelers
Team Position: 15th

Stage 2 and 3 write up with some nice photos of our racers now on the British Cycling Website - Stage 2 and 3 Write up
Last edit: 3 years 9 months ago by Louise Keane.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Dave Mc, Dave Murnane

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #29482 by Louise Keane
Replied by Louise Keane on topic Youth Tour of Scotland 2019
Stage 4 at the Youth Tour of Scotland is over and took place this morning in the best weather of the weekend!

Stage4 Details: Strathallan, Short circuit Kermesse race (lap is 2.55 KM) Girls 10 laps(25.5km). Boys 16 laps(41km). Riders will be gridded with the leading rider in each classification on the front row of the grid followed by the top 20 in GC.
Girls Start Time: 09:15
Boys Start Time: 10:45

A Kermesse is a race with short laps and is usually very fast and exciting and this didnt disappoint! The girls race was an average speed of 35.3kph and the boys averaged 39.8

Stage 4 Race Report on British Cycling Website

Girls Results Stage 4:
1. Zoe Backstead, Wales
30. Aoife O'Brien, Scott Orwell Wheelers
48. Caoimhe May, Scott Orwell Wheelers
56. Annie Roche, Scott Orwell Wheelers
75. Katie Reilly, Scott Orwell Wheelers
Team Position: 14th

Boys Results Stage 4
1. Joe Keily, British Cycling Eastern
34. Ronan O'Connor, Scott Orwell
51. Andrew Ryan, Scott Orwell
55. David Forbes, Scott Orwell
65. Ruairi Byrne, Scott Orwell
Team Position:15th

FINAL OVERALL GC GIRLS:
1. Zoe Backstead, Wales
23. Aoife O'Brien
47. Caoimhe May
54. Annie Roche
64. Katie Reilly
Team Position: 14th

FINAL OVERALL GC BOYS:
1. Aidan Lawernce, Green Jersey RT
27. Ronan O'Connor
44. Andrew Ryan
46. David Forbes
65. Ruairi Byrne
Team Position: 14th

Congratulations to all our riders, what a huge improvement from last year and once again the compliments were coming in on what great team mates they were, giving one another support both on and off the bike. You make us very proud.

Thanks also to the people behind the scenes - Gen McLoughlin Sheridan, Una May and Terry Reilly who gave up their weekend to support the racers. Chapeau!
Last edit: 3 years 9 months ago by Louise Keane.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Dave Murnane

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.384 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum