Dream debut for Samson

Edward Samson receives his winner's trophy

Edward Samson receives his winner's trophy

Third left, former F1 driver Damon Hill is flanked by, left, George Willis and, right, Mark Foxwell

Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170428-2033)

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Edward Samson topped the podium at the recent Winchester Criterium & Cycle Fest.

The Solent Pirates talent was incorrectly reported as third in the under-eight boys’ race on the city’s streets.

Instead, Samson actually took the win – making it a dream debut.

The event was a huge success for the Pirates, whose riders hail from the south coast of Hampshire and West Sussex.

Daisy Pattinson was a brilliant third in the girls’ under-10 race.

Amy Perryman also made the podium in the under-14 girls’ contest, while Kara Perryman just missed out as she finished fourth in the under-16 girls’ category.

For more details on Solent Pirates visit solentpirates.org

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