A Great week for Wallis

Alex winning at Stockport

A great week, or just over started at the Rhyl Circuit race, where team legend Steve 'Pumpy' Abbott showed the riders a clean pair of heels in a fast and flowing race at the closed Circuit in Wales.

Then at Stockton Circuit race, where young Alex Hopper lined up with some more experienced competitors, such and Tim Lawson from Wheelbase for a hard Crit race. He took the initative and went on a solo breakaway, managing to lap the field! Not content with this feat, he then won the Support race to the Premier Calendar on the Sunday from a solo move!

At Salt Ayre on 9th July in the E/1/2 race Teamwallis put Julian Pearson straight into the first break with Matt Cronshaw, Dillon Byrne and Fabian Brennan, which went from the start. When this was pulled back Henry Hunter went with the next move along with James Gullen, Dillon Byrne and Stuart Reid. Behind this move Steve Abbott, Jordan Rigby and Julian Pearson controlled the bunch so that Henry’s group gained an unclosable gap. At that stage Steve Abbott attacked twice, each time taking just one other rider with him. In the final laps Henry Hunter left his breakaway companions for a great solo win whilst behind Steve Abbott took 5th and Julian Pearson won the bunch sprint for 7th with Jordan Rigby close behind.

At Preston Arena on 11th in the E/1/2 race Steve Abbott, Julian Pearson and Jordan Rigby were all active in getting in breaks but on this more technical circuit none of the moves stayed away and it was a mass bunch that went into the closing laps. Steve Abbott had one final attempt to get away but when this was pulled back, helped his 2 team-mates. After a very fast last lap Julian Pearson was first into the last corner and had time for a celebration as he crossed the line clear of the pack with Jordan Rigby then backing this up with 3rd.

Julian Pearson and Jordan Rigby travelled to Sunderland on Sunday 14th to ride a 90 minute kermesse on the Nissan Test Track. From a good quality field in the E/1/2 race on a circuit that is part fast oval and part technical in-field which split the race into groups, Julian won the bunch sprint for 10th place.

Last weekend also saw the Juniors in National action at Hatherleigh RR in Devon. Steve Williams from Wales doing a great job, in his first season managing a great 9th beating many GB riders, and Henry continuing his great season with another top 20.