THE ARMIDALE Cycling Club will host the NSW junior cycling championships this weekend for the second year at three locations.
The weekend’s championships comprise of three events, including an individual time trial on Saturday morning, age group criterium races on Saturday afternoon and the road race on Sunday morning.
With more than 180 junior riders set to roll into Armidale from the under-10 through to the under-17 championships, Armidale Cycling Club’s Mark Bullen said the competition would be tough.
“Some of the best up and coming riders will be in Armidale this weekend and with three different events, we will see some great racing,” he said.
With the state titles in town, many of Armidale’s young local riders will take to the three events and are in good form.
“Sam Jenner is currently in great form and performing really well,” Bullen said.
“He will compete in all three races and should finish at the front end of the field, but as to where he should expect to finish it is really dependent on what happens on the day.”
Along with Jenner, Harrison Munday will also battle it out in the under-17 division, Sam Bible will compete in the under-11s, Lachlan Harris will be in the under-13s and Freya Weston will compete in the under-17 girls.
Last year the state championships were held at the University of New England but this year all racing has been relocated to three separate venues including Long Swamp Road on Saturday morning, the Driver Education Centre on Saturday afternoon and the Old Inverell Road on Sunday morning.