Lewis Oliva OM 03-10 Wins Bronze at World Cycling


Welshmen Lewis Oliva and Sam Harrison take home bronze medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow this weekend 5th November 2016.

Lewis said: “I was unsure how my training was going in Newport, but I could see from the sprint qualifiers I was in good form. The legs were stinging a bit from Sprints yesterday, and it was a bit scrappy going through the reps.

It’s been a massive learning curve, with the new Keirin rules. The game plan changed through each round, but I became more patient and more confident. I have to be in a position to be fresh and go for it with one and a half laps to go. There’s less laps behind the bike, more out on your own. It’s hard to tell if the new format suits me yet, but it’s still my favourite race and I’m looking to progress and move up the podium in the Track World Cup Series.

It’s nice to add to the World Cup medal collection again, and to be doing it for Wales through Team USN. With both myself and Sam winning medals tonight, it’s brought a spark to them as we head to Apeldoorn next week.”

Devauden’s Lewis Oliva also competed in the Sprint, where he finished 9th on Friday. Both Sam Harrison and Lewis Oliva will be competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Apeldoorn 11-13 November 2016.

Source: British Cycling