The UK based team Garden Shed UK – Ribble – Verge Sport have confirmed that they are sending a strong team of junior riders to Clonmel for UCI racing on the 17th of October. The team was launched in 2019 with the aim of supporting Junior and U23 riders with the aim of helping them progress to professional teams, previous riders Katie Scott and Dan Barnes both graduating to UCI teams.
Team principles Jenson Young & Tom Dussek said they are very excited to be sending 3 junior riders to Cross Clonmel the aim is to accumulate as many UCI points as possible early in the season to help all riders qualify for the World Championships later in the season in the USA. Jenson also stated that they were very appreciative of the fact that Verge Sport were the teams clothing sponsor since its inception and were keen to support a race that Verge Sport were so heavily involved in running.
Oli Akers, winner at the Koppenbergcross and Youth National Series will spearhead the team he will be joined in the junior mens race by Nathan Smith who was 9th at Tabor World Cup last year. Former U14 national champion Libby Bell will take part in the women’s junior race.