Success for Loughborough cyclists at the National Track Championships

Morgan Newberry in action

Morgan Newberry in action for Loughborough in BUCS. Image provided by Still Sport Photography.

Loughborough cyclists enjoyed a successful National Track Championships that included brilliant title wins for both Joe Truman and Morgan Newberry.

The event, held annually and organised by British Cycling, saw Truman take gold in the Team Sprint (representing Team Inspired), while Newberry produced a stunning performance of her own to take victory in the WC5 ParaCycling 3000m Individual Pursuit.

Truman also recorded two more second-place finishes in the keirin and individual sprint respectively.

Elsewhere, there were a number of other podium finishes for Loughborough, including Sophie Capewell in the team sprint (2nd – Team Breeze), keirin (3rd), and individual Sprint (2nd).

Niall Monks helped Glasgow Track Racing Club to third in the Team Sprint, whilst Henry Urand enjoyed double podium delight in the Men’s ParaCycling MC3 Kilo (3rd) and 3000m individual pursuit (3rd).

For Lightning, Frankie Hall took an impressive 4th in the points race and 6th in the individual pursuit. Emily Tillet also produced a brave performance to finish 14th in the points race.

Dr Dave Nichols, Cycling Programme Manager / Team Manager, said:

“It was great to see so many Loughborough students backing up winning performances at BUCS track with 2 national titles and a string of podium places at the national championships.

“The race marks the start of the race season for our Lightning team and academy riders, and gives us renewed confidence ahead of the 2022 road season.”

In total, Loughborough had 11 students competing during the action-packed event of racing in Newport, Wales.