Ed on the Wright track at national series

Ed Wright, pictured with Kate Vickers.
Ed Wright, pictured with Kate Vickers.

Promising Wagga cyclist Ed Wright has continued his solid form with another strong showing at the National Junior Track Series at the weekend.

Competing in round three of the NJTS in Brisbane, the 15-year-old Wagga Cycling Club member finished first in the derby sprint final on both Saturday and Sunday.

He also took third place and in the madison final alongside NSW White teammate Josh Brodie.

Wright rounded out his weekend with a fifth-placed finish in the enduro opener final.

His efforts were good enough to maintain his 11th overall placing in the series.

The fourth and final round of the NJTS will take place in Adelaide on January 11 and 12.

Wright said he was pleased with his performance.

“I’ve been improving since round one of the series so I’m pretty happy with where I’m at at the moment,” he said.

“I wasn’t really sure how I was going to go, but it was good to do better than last time round.

“There’s still a couple of months until nationals and that’s what I’m working towards.”

The youngster said he was pleased to team up with Josh Brodie in the madison.

“We've done the madison before and he’s a very smart and experience rider,” he said.

“He’s always a good teammate to have.”

Wright added that he was happy to escape unscathed after a couple of close calls.

“I think maybe just a couple of the other guys think they’re a bit better than they are and they try to knock you around,” he said.

“So I nearly crashed a couple of times.”

Wright will not compete in the fourth and final round of the series, which is schedule for Adelaide in early January. 


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