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Cyclesport: Fielding third in Revolution race
DORSET’S Harrison Fielding rode through the pain barrier for a third-placed finish at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
Fielding, who was representing Team Raleigh, was involved in a multiple crash, while competing in the boys’ points event.
Despite the nine-bike pile-up, Fielding dusted himself down and got up to finish third and 12th overall.
It was the Poole rider’s first Future Stars Boys Revolution competition in front of a crowd of more than 2,000 spectators.
The three-race competition hadn’t started so well for Fielding who finished 17th and 18th in the first two battles – the scratch race and the six-lap dash.
Fielding’s game plan for the points race was to sit on the back of the riders for the first sprint and then follow up any attacks and wait for the final dash.
His action plan was going well and he was tied for first place until the collision.
Unfortunately for Fielding, a number of riders collided bringing him and another eight riders to the ground, causing numerous injuries and damage to the bikes.
This did not deter the young Raleigh rider, however, as he changed his front tyre, got back on his bike to finish in the top three.
Fielding is hoping for another call-up from Team Raleigh for the next Revolution events in December.