Double gold for i-Team starlet

Brendan Drewett had a bust time at the national championships. Picture: Mick Young (131593-06)

Brendan Drewett had a bust time at the national championships. Picture: Mick Young (131593-06)

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Joe Truman has been crowned double national champion.

The i-Team/KSL/InTandem rider blasted to under-16 sprint and 500m time trial glory at the British Cycling National Youth & Junior Track Championships in Manchester.

He edged out Thomas Rotherham in the gold-medal final of the sprint – taking the first of three heats before winning the decider.

The Petersfield talent then cruised to time trial success in 34.801secs – edging out Jack Carlin by just 0.014secs.

Truman also placed fourth in the junior keirin and ninth in the under-16 scratch race at the National Cycling Centre.

Fellow i-Team rider George Moore was 13th in the under-16 sprint, 14th in the time trial and 22nd in the pursuit.

Fareham Wheelers ace Brendan Drewett was 11th in the pursuit, 16th in the sprint, 17th in the time trial and 19th in the points race.

Sam Clark, also of Portsmouth-based i-Team, finished ninth in the under-12 omnium, while team-mate Thamana Nel was 20th in the under-14 version as James Saunders finished 41st.

Joseph Clark completed the i-Team contingent with 46th in the under-16 pursuit.

Laura Clode, of VC St Raphael, was eighth in the junior female 500m time trial and 23rd in the junior female scratch race.

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