Reigning Revolution Series Future Stars champion Jim Brown has set his sights on a successful period on the road and track as he makes the step up from junior to senior cycling.
The Holmfirth rider is currently riding the crest of a wave after triumphing at last year’s Future Stars championship at the Revolution Series.
However, at 17, he is too old to compete in this year’s competition, which starts in Glasgow on October 14.
Further rounds of the series will take place in London on November 25, Glasgow again on December 2 before a finale in Manchester on January 6 and Brown is under no illusions about the size of the tasks that face him, but insists he is fully equipped and ready to make the next step.
“I’m too old for Future Stars this year, but I’m hoping to race a couple of senior races next year with British Cycling,” Brown said.
“It will be great to go in the senior ranks against some of the great senior riders like Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant.
“I’ve already had a spring on the road, and I’ve got a summer on road and track coming up as well.
“Hopefully I can get to ride at the track European Championships and I’ll definitely ride the track nationals, there are plenty of national events I want to race in and maybe another Nations Cup as well.
“In September, there’s the road worlds too [in Bergen, Norway], which I’d love to be selected for, that’s one of my goals for the rest of the season.”
His victory in the Future Stars competition means his name is added to a prestigious list of riders who have claimed the crown and gone on to greatness.
Past winners include Olympic champions Steven Burke and Owain Doull, as well as current UCI WorldTour rider Simon Yates.
And Brown believes winning the Future Stars series is his first step towards emulating the sporting prowess shown by Britain’s brightest riders.
“The winners list is unbelievable – the stuff they have gone on to do, I’d love to be able to replicate that in the future,” he added.
“It does give me some confidence just because of the amount that every single person on the list has been able to do.”
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