Student, Josh Tarling was victorious on Sunday after completing in the 7th edition of the British Cycling Junior Men’s Road Series.
The 17-year-old from Aberaeron in West Wales is a member of the British Cycling Olympic Development Programme for the Team Pursuit and has been in the SGS Cycling Academy since September 2020.
As well as aiming to become an olympic champion on the track, Josh is hoping to become a professional road cyclist in the future.
"I felt pretty good going into this race and I wanted to do well because it's one of the hardest races on the calendar. I was pleased to win but I was also pleased with the way I won. I'm feeling good for my next races including the National Championships in a few weeks' time but in the meantime I’m on the Olympic Development Programme which is a training camp with British Cycling so there is still lots of work to do before I can think about that.”
Head of Cycling Academy at SGS, Nicolas Tilling added:
“Since joining the SGS Cycling Academy programme in September last year, Josh has shown huge commitment and enthusiasm for training, racing, and studying. Josh has a heavy training programme which involves lots of travel and Josh has been brilliant at managing his workload so that he has been able to effectively train full-time. Our programme is designed so that riders like Josh can commit to training and racing fully without compromising their education, in fact the academic element of the programme has actually improved Josh's understanding of cycling performance. Josh is definitely a rider to watch out for the future.”