May 9, 2017 | 10months | Press Releases
The Wiggins team has announced a young and highly talented line-up for the Beaumont Trophy international road race on Sunday 18th June. The race is the final event of the 3-day Cyclone Festival of Cycling taking place in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Right: Chris Latham, winner in 2015 and returning for 2017
The team expect to field the following line-up: Etienne Georgi, Chris Latham, Samuel Harrison, Andrew Tennant, Rob Scott and Joey Walker.
Chris Latham will be one to watch, being a former winner of the Beaumont Trophy, as a 21 year old, back in 2015. His recent success at the World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong, where he picked up a bronze medal in the Scratch Race, underlines his development as one of the country’s best young riders.
Thirty year old Andy Tennant is similarly no stranger to the velodrome, being a key member of the GB Team Pursuit squad for much of the last decade and a former world champion at the discipline.
Nineteen year old Joey Walker is in his first year with the team. However, as the son of cycling legend Chris Walker and a former member of the British Cycling Academy, he looks well prepared for a life at the top of bike racing. His biggest win to date was in the Points Race at the Junior European Track Championships in 2015.
Beaumont Trophy organiser Peter Harrison said: “The Wiggins team is always especially welcome at this race as the team’s founder, Bradley Wiggins, is a twice past winner of the event and the team that bears his name has such an exciting line-up of young riders. In particular, it will be very interesting to see if Chris Latham can repeat his incredible 2015 win.”
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