UCI Junior World Cup – Hadleigh Park – Daniel Cavalla
The UCI race weekend started for me on the Friday evening when I visited the track to do a practice lap. Afterwards I went to the Cannondale Factory Race team question and answer session in the Hub. Manuel Fumic, Maxime Marotte and Helen Grobert from the race team were there to answer our questions. I asked “have you had any major injuries from racing?” Manuel said he has broken many bones including fingers, wrist and collar bone (which he broke three times in one year!)
The under 12s race was at 12 O’clock on Saturday. I was a little bit nervous as it was an international race. We were grided according to when we entered the race, which led to me being on the front row.
I liked the course. I felt like I was fast on Deanes Drop because of the amount of practice I’ve had, and the Mitas tyres also helped. I was quite happy with my result, I got 6th.
I enjoyed the weekend – watching the other races and playing on the pump track and parkour with Mason and Max.
The Hadleigh team looked great in our new kit – thank you to Scimitar for the kit and Hardnutz for the helmets.
Daniel Cavalla - HMTBC Youth Team