Author: mark

National Madison Championships

Giant CC girls Pfeiffer Georgi and Lauren Dolan capped off a successful season by winning the Youth National Madison Championships held in Manchester today. The bar has clearly been raised in youth girls racing this year, this was evident in todays race alone by the aggressive nature the race took on from the gun. From a purely coaching perspective it was great to see so many of the teams strong both tactically and physically. The race could have gone one of three ways on the final of four sprints but went to Lauren and Pfeiffer on 16 points. Sophie Williams and Anna...

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Seamer Hill Climb

Epic Coached rider Fabian Horrocks took the win and came desperately close to breaking the course record at the Seamer Hill Climb today. First year Junior Fabian who is still only in his first year of racing flew up seamer hill with the fastest time out of a solid field of 70 riders. Fabian beat last years winner Frank Longstaff and  came agonisingly close to beating the course record with a time just 0.3 of a second outside of the current best time. Chapeau Fabian!...

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My first months with Epic Coaching – Lucy Shaw

  I  began working with Mark Dolan midwaythrough August, following a successful Junior Track Nationals. Prior to this, I had heard nothing but good things about Mark and Epic Cycle Coaching, so I was excited to see what gains and improvements I could make. The first thing that I noticed when Mark began to coach me was the emphasis that its all about the rider. Coaching is not just a coach setting training sessions and the athlete completing them, it is much more about building a coach-athlete relationship in which the athlete can provide good and accurate feedback on...

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Epic riders selected for the GB Junior Academy

Etienne Georgi and Lauren Dolan have this week officially been  announced as a part of  British Cycling’s Junior Academy programme. Etienne this year won the Junior National series as a first year Junior. The first rider to win as a first year Junior since Chris Walker in 1982.   Apart from winning the national series this season, winning the tour of the mendips and the final stage of the Tour of Wales on the Tumble – Etienne has also been cutting his teeth in Belgium.     Lauren Dolan who is only in her second season of racing, won the North...

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