Sophie delivers two gold medals

British track cycling rising star, Sophie Lewis (Upper Sixth), continues to build her reputation as one of Great Britain’s top young riders by claiming two gold medals at The Next Generation (17th  – 19th January 2020) international competition in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.   

Representing the Great Britain Cycling Team, Sophie competed against the very best riders across Europe and the USA in the team pursuit and multiple different bunch races.

Sophie, who currently represents Bedford based team, Flamme Rouge, reflected on the championship: “It was a really enjoyable event with quite a relaxed atmosphere to kick start the year’s racing with the new riders in the team.

“Being the competitive athlete I am, I didn’t do as well as I would have liked after coming down with an illness during the event. However, I still came away with a win in the team pursuit and madison events and claimed top three in all of the other bunch races. I am now looking forward the racing the Senior Track Nationals this weekend in Manchester. I will be competing against a highly competitive field in the women’s scratch and points races.”

Sophie is ranked number one by the UCI in the Junior Madison event and currently represents the Great British Cycling Team Junior Academy Programme. The programme is focused on developing the country’s best junior riders, ensuring that they are ready for life as full-time athletes.

Last year, Sophie bagged gold and silver medals at the U23 and Junior European Track Championships (9th-14th July) in Ghent, Belgium and silver and bronze medals at the UCI Track Junior World Championships (14th-18th August) in Frankfurt-Oder, Germany.

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Sophie delivers two gold medals