The Sotonia youth team came out in numbers for the last of the three VC Venta Criteriums at the Winchester Park & Ride circuit. We hope that the hosts did not mind us stealing so many podium places!

Freddie has had back luck in a number of U8 boys races but on this day it all fell into place and he slowly caught up with the leader to win by a good margin. The U8 girls podium was an all Sotonia affair with Tess taking first spot.

The U10 Boys race was a fast and hotly contested race with Stanley working very hard to finish 2nd. In the U10 Girls race Eva continued her good progress and finished 3rd.

In the U12 Boys, Samuel had one of his best races ever. He stayed near the front, followed most escapes out of the peloton and finished 5th in a very hard race. However, taking both hands off the handlebars when he came over the finish line led to disqualification and a lesson learned. In the U12 Girls race Izzy did well to finish 6th despite lots of swimming events over the Easter Break.

In the U14 Girls race Lucy finished a fine 5th in a large field.

U8 Girls
Tess Bignell 1st, Tilly Wilks 2nd, Isabelle Mar-Molinero 3rd

U8 Boys
Fred Kelsall-Joel 1st, William Dyer 5th, Harry Banks 6th

U10 Girls
Eva Mar-Molinero 3rd, Ella Ridgment 4th, Marit Davidse 6th

U10 Boys
Stanley Phillips 2nd, James Blankley 7th, Tom Wilks 8th, Finlay Banks 10th, Jo Bignell 11th, Benji Pike 12th, Lucas Mills 15th

U12 Girls
Izzy Hall 6th

U12 Boys
Charlie Shepherd 6th, George Connell 7th

U14 Girls
Lucy Phillips 5th