Cyclist set for training camp in Greece ahead of first race

Cyclist Harrison Wood

Cyclist Harrison Wood - Credit: Submitted

It will be an all-Greek delayed start to the cycling season for talented Torquay rider Harrison Wood.

Wood, 20, has been forced to train at home in South Devon because of the Covid lockdown, instead of joining his teammates on the Dutch SEG Racing Academy.

But he revealed: "I'm now due to go to Greece for a two-week training camp in the middle of March, and then our first race will be the Tour of Rhodes early in April.

"Quite a few races around Europe have been cancelled, and it's been very hard to make plans, but it's some positive news at last."

Former Torquay Boys' Grammar School pupil and ex-Mid-Devon CC rider Wood is about to start his second season with SEG, which he hopes will lead to a pro contract with a top World Tour teams.

This Sunday would have marked the opening of the SW racing season, but the MDCC's Primavera RR has had to be put back until August.

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