Teen cyclist back in saddle after surgeries

Torbay Weekly

Sam Beckett was a deserving winner, but Mid-Devon CC teenager Ewan Warren announced 'I'm Back' at the club's Primavera Road Race meeting at Hatherleigh.

Beckett (Wales Racing Academy) and Warren, racing for the first time after two heart operations, broke away with 20 miles to go in the Elite (60m) event.

MDCC teammates did their best to slow the peloton, but the chasers were just about to make the 'catch' when Warren, 18, not a specialist sprinter, launched his final effort 300 yards from the line.

He eventually finished sixth, but his performance bodes well for the 2022 season.

Cormac Nisbet (High Wycombe CC) won the 3rd/4th Category (48m) race, with Mid-Devon's Martin Smith 10th, Jack Wilson 19th, Henry Howell 30th and Karl Dobson 34th.