CYCLOCROSS: New year begins with same old success for young St Ives stars

PUBLISHED: 11:32 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:32 02 January 2018

Orla Kenna of St Ives Cycling Club on the top step of the podium.

Orla Kenna of St Ives Cycling Club on the top step of the podium.


The new year started just as the old one ended for St Ives Cycling Club – thanks to a wave of podium success.

The club’s junior talents were out in force at the 14th round of the Eastern League on New Year’s Day.

There was victory for Orla Kenna in the Under 12 Girls category at Trinity Park in Ipswich, while Cecilia Hime took second spot at Junior Female level

Ruby O’Dell (Under 10 Girls) and Sapphire Curtis (Under 14 Girls) both earned bronze medals for finishing third in their respective sections.

Andy Fountain also managed a top-10 finish when seventh at Veteran Male 50-59 level.

Beatrice Pauley ended 2017 on a high on New Year’s Eve. She claimed second place at Under 14 Girls level in the fifth round of the Leicestershire League.

Younger brother Dominic Pauley was 10th in the Under 12 Boys section at the event in Coalville.

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