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Highlanders Scotland Talent Team

Highlanders Scotland Talent Team, originally uploaded by ccgd.

The three lads from the north who are in the Scotland Cycling Talent Team, Magnus, Marc and Kenta - with Scotland Cycling Coach Gary Willis.

This photo was in today's Inverness Courier, with the following press release:-

Race Report – Press Release

North Gold and Silver in Scottish Cycling Championships.

North youth cyclists came home with the Gold and Silver Medals from the Scottish Cyclocross championships at Glenrothes at the weekend.

Magnus Davidson from Cromarty, riding for Cube Bikes/Square Wheels, dominated the race, leading from the start, and with Kenta Gallagher from Inverness, (777 Mtb) quickly broke away from the rest of the field. As the race developed they gradually increased their lead over Oliver Young (Edinburgh Road Club) and at the finish, Davidson took the chequered flag from Gallagher and Young, with an emphatic lead of nearly two minutes. Mark Sinclair of Culbokie came sixth.

The senor race was won by up and coming junior Scottish Cyclist Ross Creber (Evans Cycles), who took advantage of a puncture by Scottish Commonwealth Games rider Garth Montgomery to take and hold on to the lead in a thrilling race. Despite crashing in half way through the race he managed to take Gold, with the Silver going to Craig Hardie of Dunfermline Cycling Club and Gareth Montgomery (Endura/Voodoo/Singletrack) taking a consolation bronze. Creber has just been selected for the GB under 23 Cycling Academy.

The Woman’s event was won by Commonwealth games rider Ruth McGavigan from World Duathalon champion Catriona Morrison with the bronze medal going to last years champion Caroline Wallace.

The three Highland Youngsters have also been selected for the 2007 Youth Talent Team. Following a nationwide search during 2006 Scottish Cycling has chosen only nine young cyclists from all over Scotland to take part in an intensive training and performance programme over the winter of 2006/7. The riders will then compete as part of a Scotland squad during the 2007 racing series.


Note to editors

The attached photograph shows Highland Cyclists, Magnus Davidson, Marc Sinclair, Kenta Gallagher with Scotland Coach Gary Willis.

Issued by the Highland Mountain Bike Association. For more information contact Steve MacDonald on 01997 421000, or Calum Davidson on 07768 537722.

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