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Young rider shines in race one of Wairarapa cycling series

Young rider shines in race one of Wairarapa cycling series

The bunch heads towards Alfredton during the first race of the series in Wairarapa. CYCLING: A young Manawatū rider stole the show in the first…

Wednesday, Sep 15

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The bunch heads towards Alfredton during the first race of the series in Wairarapa. CYCLING: A young Manawatū rider stole the show in the first race of the Trust House Teams Series in strong winds and rain in Wairarapa.

Competing in category three for the new Pahīatua-based Madison Cycle Clothing NZ team, 15-year-old Jackson Fellows was the rider of the day.

Riding a big race for the first time, Fellows showed his talent and determination to win, breaking away from the bunch up the last hill climb on the outskirts of Masterton and riding the last 3 kilometres on his own against strong cross winds.

Race director Jorge Sandoval said it was very impressive riding, rarely seen from such a young rider.

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“I have seen so many races and riders coming to our events and occasionally you see someone like Jackson who really impresses everyone.“I am sure if he keeps his cycling up, we will see lots more of him in a few years.”Fellows was very happy after his first big race.“I couldn’t race last year as I was too young, but today everything went my way. I decided to go away up the last hill and rode the last 3kms on my own.“It was hard because it was so windy, but […]

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