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Youth Games: Hackney pedal to cycling gold

PUBLISHED: 17:30 27 June 2017

Hackney were the top borough in the London Youth Games road cycling competition at Lee Valley Velopark (pic LYG)

Hackney were the top borough in the London Youth Games road cycling competition at Lee Valley Velopark (pic LYG)

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Hackney youngsters showed their pedal power to claim gold at the London Youth Games road cycling event at Lee Valley Velopark.

More than 180 riders from 22 London boroughs took part in six cycling events, with Sam Bardill winning bronze in the boys’ road race.

Anouska Minale added a silver in the girls’ time trial to help Hackney claim top spot in the final standings to the delight of manager Kier Appleby.

He said: “We had a talk before this final and we said it is all about teamwork.

“I told them I’ll go home happy and we’ll all go home happy if they’ve shown teamwork.

“Its not just about sport, it’s that anything worth achieving in life is all about teamwork, so thank you to everyone involved.”

Hackney finished sixth overall in the sailing finals at Queen Mary’s Reservoir after claiming individual gold in the Topper 4.2 (female) event.

Mini tennis finals take place at Redbridge today.

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