Sunday saw a win for Isabel Darvill, riding for Datalynx-Parenesis Cycling, and second for teammate Maddie Gammons, in the Wallingford Festival of Cycling Women’s Criterium. Isabel, who is fast developing a reputation as a skilled criterium rider – despite still being only 18 – described the course as short but technical. She told us that there was one particularly tricky hairpin on which it was all too easy to be cut up by other competitors.
Maddie was delighted to be able to pull off the Datalynx-Parenesis one-two, and feels that top form is on its way.
Isabel was using the race primarily as preparation for the Barnsley Town Centre Races, on Friday of this week, and for the National Circuit Championships, which are being held in Rochester on Sunday. Last year she was the only junior rider to complete the National Championship, finishing in a superb 19th place. Datalynx wish her, Maddie and the other Datalynx-Parenesis riders taking part every success in this year’s race!