SGS Cycling Academy rider Josh Tarling has won the silver medal in the UCI World Junior Time Trial Championships in Brugges, Belgium.
In only his first year as a junior, Josh has emerged as a talent for the future. In addition to his World Championship silver medal, Josh was recently crowned the European Junior Champion in the Omnium and Team Pursuit on the track.
Despite his success today, there will be no time for celebrations. Josh has also been selected for the World Road Race Championship taking place on Friday. Josh is not a rider who lacks confidence, but today’s result will give him extra fire power in what will be an extremely hard race. Josh will be aware, thanks in part to his BTEC in Sports Coaching and Cycling Performance, that previous success is a huge contributing factor to future success, especially when the success is attributed to internal factors, personal ability and effort. For Josh, anything is possible in Friday’s race.
Nic Tilling, Cycling Coach at SGS College commented:
“The sky is now the limit for Josh. He is a rider who can excel in a wide range of cycling disciplines from track to road, and his physical and personal qualities indicate that Josh could well become a rider who can go on to win the world’s biggest races in what is likely to be a glittering career in professional cycling.
The SGS Cycling Academy programme enables riders between the ages of 16-18 to combine their education with their passion and ambition for cycling with our dedicated BTEC in Sports Coaching and Cycling Performance alongside our personalised cycling coaching and mentoring programme. This is a distance learning programme which is accessible to riders anywhere in the UK and Josh is proving how well it works. Well done Josh!”