Coventry’ only elite Cycle Race Team, are now 3 times World Champions and twice World Record holder’s!
Never has there been such success from a city based Cycling Team as there was last week at the Manchester Velodrome—which hosted the U.C.I.World Masters Track Championships with over 500 riders coming from all parts of the world to compete.
Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Polypipe—McCann, are used to collecting Championships – in fact they have won 25 British Championships so far this season, and in the past 15 years members of the team have won a total of 14 World Championships at different disciplines. But last weeks domination was something the city, the sponsors and the riders should never forget.
Earlier in the week, Mike Twelves finished 2nd (Silver medal) in the 4,000 metres Individual Pursuit for riders 55-59. His team mate Antony Wallis went one better and won the World Championships in the 4,000 metres Pursuit for riders 50-54, and in the process set a New World Record. His team mate Richard Oakes finished 2nd (Silver medal).
Then on Thursday Mike Twelves was in action again, this time dominating the World Points Championships over 15km, to take the World Title.
Finally on Saturday the Team of Wallis, Oakes, Twelves and Rob Muzio won the World Team Pursuit Championships, breaking the current World Record in the process!
In the ride off for gold the team caught the silver medallists just after the 3,000km distance, and cruised home for their third World Title and 2nd World Record.
These Championships haven’t come easy, the squad have spent hours and hours of training at the Derby Velodrome, fitting these session between their normal day job. It was always on the cards that medals would come, seeing the times they have been recording in these training sessions and so it proved.
Team Boss-Mick Ives said, “I know from personal experience just how hard it is the win World Titles, these riders are a credit to the Sport, Sponsors and Coventry City. We will honour them and our other British Champions at the forthcoming Team Dinner and Awards Evening on Friday 1st November at Dunchurch Park Hotel. I am proud to have such sporting stars as members of my Team.”
Elsewhere, Former British Cyclo Cross Champion Steve Knight, won Round 5 of the Midland Series, at Newport, Shropshire. A championship he has won more than any other rider, he currently has a big lead in this seasons series.