HAYCOX AND MOODY CROWNED CHAMPIONS AFTER DRAMATIC FINALE TO DHL FUTURE STARS IN GLASGOW
The girls' competition in the DHL Future Stars finished in dramatic style at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow as Emily Haycox snatched overall victory in the very last race of the season.
Levi Moody (second left) and Emily Haycox (second right)
Jessica Roberts (Raleigh-GAC) led the table going into the final round, and clung on to her lead until the Scratch Race, the third and final girls' event of the night. But Haycox and Team howies had the final say.
Emily Nelson of Team IG Sigma Sport won the first race of the night, the 6 Lap Dash, with Grace Garner (Team Sky) second and Ellie Coster (howies) third.
Leader Roberts finished seventh, gaining a useful 19 points, while Haycox came home fifth to win 21 points.
Haycox gave her overall hopes a huge lift by winning the Points Race over 5km - Team Sky's Garner was second as she maintained her impressive form. Emily Nelson (Team IG Sigma Sport) was third. Roberts managed sixth place, meaning she lost 10 points to her title rival Haycox, which would prove crucial in the final standings.
It all came down to the Scratch Race. A fine team effort from Haycox and Coster saw them finish in first and second place respectively. Nelson was third, Garner fourth, Charlotte Broughton (Team Sky) fifth with Roberts in sixth.
Haycox's 30 points was enough for her to overhaul Roberts, who was sixth again, surrending another 10 points and the overall lead to Haycox. It was a dramatic end to the girl's competition and a huge credit to all the riders involved.
In the boy's competition the racing was just as intense with Levi Moody (Sportscover) comfortably taking the overall title, 36 points clear of his nearest challenger.
Thomas Rotherham (MaxGear Racing) gave him a fight, though. Rotherham won the Points Race early in the night with Tristan Robbins (howies) second. Moody's third place meant he only lost seven points overall to Rotherham.
Moody went two places better in the 6 Lap Dash, beating Louis Magnani and Harrison Fielding (both Raleigh-GAC) into second and third respectively. That ended any hope Rotherham had of overhauling Moody's lead, leaving the gap at 43 before the final race.
Maxgear rider Rotherham did underline his form by taking victory in the Scratch Race. Leon Gledhill (Sportscover) was second and Moody sealed his overall victory with third place, winning the title by an impressive 36 points.
Watch the highlights at 8pm on ITV4 this Thursday for a DHL Future Stars feature, including a round-up of the season's racing.
MOODY AND ROBERTS LEAD THE WAY AFTER ROUND 3
Levi Moody built a lead in the DHL Future Stars Boys' competition with another strong performance at Round 3, while Jessica Roberts overhauled Emily Nelson to take the lead in the Girls' standings.
A world-class line-up of track sprinters had the crowd on their feet throughout the evening at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, but the DHL Future Stars provided plenty of entertainment too.
Grace Garner (Team Sky) began a superb overall performance by winning the Girls' 6 Lap Dash, collecting 30 points, with Paige Millward (Team IG Sigma Sport) second and Lucy Shaw (Rudy Project RT) third. Emily Haycox (howies) was fourth.
Garner shot up the standings again with her second victory of the evening in the Scratch Race, with Roberts (Raleigh-GAC) second and Shaw third again.
Clearly in excellent form, after her two third places Shaw went two places better by winning the Points Race - the third and final Girls' race of the evening. Garner kept up her excellent evening's work with second place and 25 points, while Emily Haycox (howies) was third.
After Round 3, and with one round left to race, Roberts of Raleigh-GAC leads the Girls' table with 197 points. Haycox (182 points) is second and Nelson (149 points) is third. Garner sprang to fourth in the table, amassing 148 points overall.
Meanwhile in the Boy's competition, Thomas Rotherham (Maxgear Racing) took the Points Race but Moody maintained his overall challenge with second place, collecting 25 points in the process. Gabriel Cullaigh (NetApp-Endura) was third.
Rotherham also took first place in the 6 Lap Dash - but again Moody underlined his consistency overall with fourth place and 22 points. Jake Kelly (Rudy Project RT) and Joe Truman (Rouleur) were second and third respectively.
In the Scratch Race it was Joel Partington of Team Sky who won out, Rotherham coming second and Joe Evans of Rudy Project RT third. Moody collected 21 points with a respectable fifth place.
A Future Stars feature will be included in the Round 4 highlights show, following the final round at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on 2nd Feb.
NELSON AND ROTHERHAM SHINE AT ROUND 2
Emily Nelson dominated the Girl's Future Stars Racing at Revolution Series Round 2 with three victories, while Thomas Rotherham won two of three in the Boy's competition.
Levi Moody (second left) and Emily Nelson (second right)
The Girls' competition began with the 6 Lap Dash, and Nelson of Team IG Sigma Sport secured 30points with victory in 1:55.303. Megan Barker (Raleigh GAC) was second and Sophie Capewell (WD40) third.
In the Girls' Points Race it was more of the same as Nelson took maximum points again. Grace Garner (Sky) was second and Lucy Shaw (Rudy Project RT) was third.
The Scratch Race only proved Nelson's dominance on the night as she was fastest again with Garner second and Charlotte Broughton (Sky) second.
In the Boy's racing, Rotherham (Maxgear Racing) kicked the evening off with victory in the Scratch Race. Tristan Robbins (howies) was second and Levi Moody (Sportscover) third.
Joe Evans of Rudy Project RT triumphed in the Points Race, Moody maintaining his form with a second-placed finish while Gabriel Cullaigh (NetApp Endura) was third.
The third and final event in the Boy's competition was the 6 Lap dash and Rotherham made it two wins on the night in a time of 1:49.811. Jack Hoyle (Rapha Condor Sharp) was second while Robbins was third.
STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 1
Rapha Condor Sharp dominated the Elite Championship for Round 1 but Team howies and Raleigh GAC also shone in the DHL Future Stars at Revolution Series.
Jessica Roberts and Tristin Robbins on the podium with Martin Ashton
howies won 259 points in all, comfortably ahead of second-placed Rapha Condor (192) and Raleigh-GAC (181). Tristan Robbins of howies tops the boys' points table with 70, ahead of Sportscover duo Levi Moody with 68 and Leon Gledhill with 64.
In what promises to be an exciting season, three points separate the top three riders in the girl's table after Round 1. Jessica Roberts (Raleigh GAC) edged ahead with 76 points, while Ellie Coster and Emily Haycox of howies are hot on her tail, with 75 and 74 points respectively.
Roberts started strongly by winning the first event of the night, the Points Race, before Tristan Robbins kicked off with a win in the Scratch Race.
Coster followed up her sixth-place finish in the Points Race by triumphing in the 6-Lap Dash, holding off second-placed Emily Nelson of IG-Sigma Sport. Gledhill and Moody then recorded a one-two success for Sportscover in the 6-Lap Dash.
Haycox and Coster grabbed their own one-two finish in the Girls' Scratch Race for howies before Moody of Sportscover rounded off the Round 1 Future Stars action with victory in the Boys' Scratch Race.
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