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Barking & Dagenham cyclists enjoy Tour trip

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 August 2017

Barking & Dagenham Cycling Club's Ruby Cullender (mascot), Iona Moir, Liam Hanks, Jack Marshall, Calaen Miller, Calum Moir, Alfie Cullender and Charlie Marshall.

Barking & Dagenham Cycling Club's Ruby Cullender (mascot), Iona Moir, Liam Hanks, Jack Marshall, Calaen Miller, Calum Moir, Alfie Cullender and Charlie Marshall.

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Eight Barking & Dagenham Cycling Club youngsters have been competing in the European Junior Tour in the Netherlands.

The team ranged from 11 to 18 years old and competed in the six-day event against rivals from Europe, South Africa and the United States.

The event includes two time trials, two Criteriums, a Classic and a cobbled stage, aimed to mirror the Tour de France, and many previous winners have gone on to race professionally.

Calum Moir produced an impressive 1.5k time trial on day one, but Calaen Miller suffered a snapped chain in the day two Criterium, which hit his hopes of a top 10.

Jack Marshall, Liam Hanks and Charlie Marshall had to battle it out in a classic 65k road race, as Alfie Cullender produced a fantastic 8k time trial.

And Kalidas Lazickas shone in the cobbled stage, before Iona Moir also showed her talent with a fantastic finish at the end of a hard week of racing.


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