Friday 14 September 2012

Stephenson Confirmed for Junior Road Worlds Team! Updated

Will Stephenson (Primera/Specialized) has been named in the final six man squad for the junior world road race championships in Holland next week. Selection followed an intense 4 day training camp in Wales, coach Matt Winston spoke to the riders individually on Wednesday evening. Stephenson will put the final touches to his preparation at the Keizer Der Juniores 2 day race in Belgium this weekend. The 3 stage race consisting of 98 km RR/6Kkm tt/103 km RR should give the Primera rider a good workout ahead of the World championships. Will spoke to "Local Riders,Local Races" on his way to Belgium “The whole thing feels surreal. Going into the training camp I was not sure what to expect, we averaged over 4 hours riding each day and there were some really tough sessions. I could tell I was going better than some of the other lads and I did well in a few of the exercises but I never felt comfortable that I had done enough. On the final evening the coach spoke to us individually and told us whether we were in or not. I did not feel much immediately, I think it took a while to sink in as later I couldn’t stop smiling. I do not feel too much pressure going into it so I am going to make sure I enjoy myself. I want to try a few things and see what happens. I’d like to thank all the people who have supported me and believed I could get here, family friends and team mates”
Junior Men – Road Race

Germain Burton

Jon Dibben

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Chris Lawless

Alex Peters

Will Stephenson

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